Valentine’s Day and flowers go hand-in-hand. Why settle for the standard bouquet of red roses, though? This year, try thinking outside the box—or inside it, as this arrangement would have it. Designed by Lisa Przystup of James’s Daughter Flowers, this arrangement finds blooms displayed inside of one of our Wood + Glass Display Cases. A refreshing update on typical Valentine’s fair, this will be sure to delight your significant other. Learn how to make this arrangement below!
White filler flowers
Circular piece of floral foam
A cloche or glass display case
1. Take your floral foam and submerge it in water until it sinks to the bottom—you can do this in the sink or even in a vase larger enough to contain the foam.
2. Place it on the base of the cloche you’re using. Start filling it out with your base greens (in this case, eucalyptus) forming a shape that builds up keeping in mind to establish a line that acts as the second highest point of the arrangement—it should be a little bit shorter than the highest point you’ll be creating with a statement bloom. Be sure to keep the cover of the cloche next to your arranging for height reference so you can be sure what you’re creating will be the right width and height—you don’t want to build it too high or too wide! Once you have the base greens established you can take the lid and place it over what you’ve created so far to make sure it’ll fit. If you find that your tallest stem is too long just pull it out and clip it.
3. Once you’ve created a base with the greens add some filler flowers and then start adding your secondary blooms (here, ranunculus and spray roses) making sure to vary height and bunches and making sure to leave room for your principal flowers—I used luscious garden roses and anemones for this Valentine’s Day-themed arrangement. It’s nice to try and create a high focal point with one of your statement blooms to draw the eye up and create some space as I did here with an anemone.