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Category: Flower Arrangements

Roses in a Gift Bag

That’s right! These lovely roses are indeed arranged in a pretty paper gift bag!

What you will need:

1. Florist’s Foam in Plastic Container
2. Gift bag
3. Long stemmed roses

Directions:

1. Soak floral foam in water and place in plastic container.

2. Insert roses into the foam. If you would like to use shorter stemmed roses from your garden, go ahead. The gift bag can be trimmed to their length.

3. Depending upon the length of the roses, trim the gift bag, if required. To do so, cut the bag from the top, then punch two holes in what is now the top and insert the bag handles through them.

4. Place the plastic container carefully inside the bag.

5. Display your lovely arrangement on a table or take it along to make a lovely Valentine’s Day present for someone special.

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Roses in a Plant Pot

You do not need expensive flower vases to hold your flowers. Easy paint techniques will turn a plain flower pot into an antique looking planter in which you can arrange pretty roses on Valentine’s Day.

What you will need:

1. Florist’s Foam in Plastic Container
2. Terracotta Plant Pot
3. White all-surface paint
4. Sponge
5. Long stemmed roses
6. White Ribbon (optional)

Directions:

1. Dip sponge in water and squeeze. Now, dip the wet sponge in white paint and gently dab all over the entire surface of the terracotta pot.

2. Let the pot dry completely.

3. Soak floral foam in water and place in plastic container. Place the plastic container inside the prepared terracotta pot.

4. Insert roses into the foam.

5. Tie a ribbon around the pot for a special touch.

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Roses in Colored Bottles

Display roses in a green colored bottle and place on a windowsill or a side table for a lovely Valentine’s Day decoration.

What you will need:

1. Green Colored Bottle
2. Long stemmed roses, leaves intact
3. Plastic or Wire Christmas Ornament in the shape of a heart
4. Ribbon to tie the heart with

Directions:

1. Fill the bottle half with water.

2. Trim roses to proper length and then place them inside the bottle.

3. Insert the ribbon in the ornament and tie it to the neck of the bottle as shown.

Although green colored bottles give a classic look, there is no reason you couldn’t try a bolder look. Red roses would look spectacular in a blue or purple bottle. Or perhaps light pink roses in a fuchsia bottle?

Don’t have a colored bottle? Get these vintage look bottles for this and future flower arranging projects:

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Roses in Teacups

Display roses in beautiful old-fashioned teacups and lend your Valentine’s Day decorations a vintage cottage-style charm.

What you will need:

1. Tea cup and saucers
2. 2 Large Tea Roses
3. Baby’s Breath
4. Florist’s Foam

Directions:

1. Stuff the teacup with wet floral foam. Florist foam is very easy to shape. Fill gaps by pressing wet foam into the shape of the gap.

2. Insert roses and baby’s breath into the floral foam.

3. Place the teacup on its saucer and you are done.

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