Transforming Bouquets 101

Before we start, here’s our disclaimer: we love buying pre-made bouquets, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with them, we even sell them!

It’s also important to point out that our bouquet manufacturer creates hand tied and hand-made bouquets so they come perfectly made already. 

That being said, we understand that sometimes you want to be creative or even personalize an arrangement, whether it’s for you or a loved one. Not all bouquets fit different vases equally so it’s also important to know what materials you need and how to execute effective bouquet transformations.

Since we’re all about you using your imagination, we’re just going to share the basics and we’ll leave the vase choice and artistic interpretation up to you!

You’ll need:

  • Floral Bouquet
  • Flower Cutters
  • Vase
  • Water
  • Flower Food

Always cut the stems, put the flowers in water and add flower food—our golden rule, we’ll never get tired of repeating it!

Pick the vase you’re going to use and cut strips of tape, (can be green floral tape or transparent—whichever you have or prefer), to create a web-like grid from one end to the other on the top of your vase.

Start with flowers that are fuller and have plenty of blooms. In this case, we’re using our purple alstroemeria. Make sure to cover the outer pockets with these flowers. Depending on the bouquet you bought, you can also do this with greens or spray roses. This will create the illusion of a fuller arrangement.

After, go for the bigger flowers. We picked our “Desna Dark” cremones, as focal pieces. You can place these at equal distances apart, that way your bouquet begins to take shape and there’s a slight organic symmetry to it.

Our secondary flowers, our lavender roses, should be in between our focal pieces and the fuller flowers at the ends. When using secondary flowers, you can play with the stem length to create interesting height in your arrangement.

Finally, it’s important to make sure all empty spaces are taken care of with filler flowers. In this case we used purple statice and we even threw in some purple veronicas for texture.

As you can see, these are pretty easy steps to follow. Sometimes you’re looking to be creative or simply looking for something different. The idea is to cater an already beautiful bouquet to you or your customers’ style and aesthetic.

Send over some of your personalized arrangements, we’d love to see your transformations!