How to Make Unique Floral Arrangements

Giving flowers is a time-honored tradition that is cherished by many. But what happens when you want to give flowers that are truly unique and memorable? The answer is simple: you make your own floral arrangement! DIY floral arrangements are not only impressive, but they are also affordable and customizable. La Fleur has a walk-in cooler that lets you choose your own flowers so you can truly make your unique floral arrangements.

Floral arrangements are a beautiful way to add a personal touch to any room or event. But with so many different ways to arrange flowers, it can be hard to know where to start. If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary, here are some tips for creating unique floral arrangements that are sure to impress.

Think Outside The Vase

Unique floral arrangements don't have to start at the flowers. Vases are the traditional vessel for floral arrangements, but they're not your only option. Bowls, baskets, and even coffee mugs can make great homes for your blooms. Get creative and see what you can find around your house that would make an interesting vessel for your arrangement.

The vessel you choose should complement the aesthetic of your arrangement as well as the type of flower you have selected. For example, if you are making a romantic arrangement with roses, a glass vase would be a great choice. If you are making a more whimsical arrangement with daisies, however, a colorful ceramic pitcher would be better suited. No matter what type of container you choose, be sure to fill it with fresh water before adding your flowers. This will help them stay hydrated and looking their best.

Consider Texture And Shape

The first step in creating a unique floral arrangement is to choose your flowers. When selecting your blooms, it is important to consider the overall aesthetic you are going for. Do you want something romantic? or whimsical? Modern? Once you have an idea of the feeling you want your arrangement to evoke, you can begin selecting specific types of flowers. Not sure where to start? Try looking for flowers that are local and in season. This will not only support your local economy but will also ensure that your arrangement looks fresh and vibrant.

When choosing flowers for your arrangement, think about the overall texture and shape you want to achieve. An all-green arrangement with different shades of green will have a very different look from an arrangement with a mix of brightly-colored blooms. And don't be afraid to experiment with different shapes of flowers—mixing and matching can lead to some really interesting results.

Design Your Arrangement 

Once you've selected your flowers, it's time to start designing your arrangement. If you're not sure where to start, there are plenty of resources available online and in flower-arranging books that can provide inspiration and guidance. You can also ask your La Fleur florist for advice on which flowers would work well together and how best to arrange them. When designing your arrangement, keep in mind the overall shape and size of the vase or container you'll be using. You'll also want to factor in the height of the flowers.  A good rule of thumb is the height of your flowers should roughly be the height of the vase not counting any taller stems such as Gladioli, Snapdragons or Delphinium.

Assemble Your Arrangement 

Now for the fun part—assembling your arrangement! Start by adding some greens or filler flowers to your vase or container. Then, begin adding in your larger blooms, working from the outside inward. Once all of your larger flowers are in place, fill in any empty spaces with smaller blossoms or greenery. Fillers are the supporting cast in your floral arrangement – they provide background and texture without stealing the show from the flowers. But that doesn't mean they have to be boring! After you've chosen your fillers—you're done! Now step back and admire your handiwork—you've just created a beautiful, one-of-a-kind floral arrangement!

Take A Class With La Fleur

If you're still unsure how to make unique floral arrangements, you can take a floral arranging class with us. In a setting of 6-12 people, we'll teach you how to arrange flowers like a pro. You'll learn about the different types of flowers, what makes a good arrangement, and how to care for your blooms. Our classes are perfect for beginners as well as experienced arrangers who want to brush up on their skills. And at the end of the lesson, you can take your unique floral arrangements home!

If you want a more intimate setting, you can also hold a private party.  You can bring a drink of choice—alcohol is permitted if you choose and finger foods. For two hours, you can make unique floral arrangements with friends and family in a semi-private setting. Contact us today to sign up for a class or book a room or a party!

Making your own floral arrangements is a great way to add a personal touch to any gift-giving occasion. It's personal and sentimental and can go a long way for the receiver. With a little creativity and imagination, it's easy to create unique floral arrangements that are sure to impress anyone who sees them. By following these simple steps, you can create unique arrangements that are tailored to your specific taste and style. So get creative and see what you can come up with!