Tag Archives: design

Profitable Orchid Corsage

orchid corsage with succulentsDesigning corsages can be a pain in the butt.  They take time, intricate (especially difficult with stubbing Italian fingers) so I like the construction to be easy peasy, with cost efficient techniques to make some quality $.  If you want to create corsages and make a hefty profit, read away.  Or give that profit to your wholesalers….it’s your choice. Continue reading Profitable Orchid Corsage

Melaleuca Bark For Incredible Creating

With my motto “Nature provides, we accept!” my harvesting continues with one of my faves, bark from the ever-generous melaleuca tree.   With different varieties around the planet,  I’m fortunate that many grow right in my area of California.

This tree has incredible benefits for our physical health  (the Melaleuca line of products has amazing healing powers) but my love is using this wonder different ways in my designs. Continue reading Melaleuca Bark For Incredible Creating

Off Your Butt, Change It Up!

 

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If you’re happy with old school designs, this site ain’t the place for you.  Business survival while making money is what I’m about, and changing up flower designs is how to do it to keep those newer generations coming back for more.  If you don’t believe me, shoot me an e-mail at joe@diyfloralanddecor.com and I’m happy to share more insight about this fact. Continue reading Off Your Butt, Change It Up!

A DIY Wedding Arch Creation

Independence is something I cherish in our world, the ability to create with our own resources gathered from local stores like Home Depot, allowing to act on our design impulses without waiting for shipments.   Their availability of goods enhances our skills beyond what we think we can do proving how resourceful we can be with our thoughts and our awesome hands.  Happy creators make for happy clients!Wedding ARCH (6)

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Simple Rose Design

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Rose arrangements are still one of my favorites, and loved across the globe.  There’s just something about this flower that most see as upscale or valuable, while having beauty that they also see in their gardens.  This rose design is airy with grace and creative touches that give the arrangement interest for the viewer.  The tight lily stems will open to reveal a beautiful orange tone to blend with the light peach roses, both purchased from our local farmer’s market.  Always a great deal and just happen to be from local grower Eufloria Flowers and Skyline Flowers. Continue reading Simple Rose Design

Grand Rose Arrangement

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Making a statement with your rose designs really captures an audience.   We all love to see showy arrangements, and they are totally exciting to construct.  This creation uses two dozen “Goldstrike” roses from my local grower Eufloria Roses, who grows the most beautiful California roses.  They’re only available through wholesalers, but you can get great long stem roses at Albertson’s, Von’s markets or another outlet that you have locally and still create beautifully.   All the other greens and product are from my love of harvesting:  birch logs, Australian Flax, nandina (heavenly bamboo), podocarpis, sea foam statice, blade grass (loriope), fox tail fern, variegated pittisporum. Continue reading Grand Rose Arrangement

Willow Gives Just The Right Touch!

These two prints are the perfect size for any area in your home,  a bit contemporary in their interpretation of nature while maintaining the love of birds we all seem to gravitate to.  With nature as the base adding willow and moss gives the prints more of a 3-D feel.  These goods were purchased at World Market, quite a find for the price I might add.

After placing the units,  grab your willow, moss, and glue gun.  This is such a simple way to give your wall pieces more dimension which will turn these little gems into visual art for you or your client to enjoy for years.  Go for it, and create with wonder!

Let’s Cluster Some Flowers!

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Clustering (grouping tight and low) flowers and greens in an arrangement gives such a lush, focused appearance with visual interest spreading through the design. This flower design has a great mixture of texture and depth, using some things from my yard: succulents, heavenly bamboo, flax, variegated pittisporum and melaleuca bark (that I gathered from trees in my area).  The beautiful flowers were all purchased at Trader Joe’s: orange calla lily, roses, sun flowers, gladiolus (I used the blooms or “florets” for the punch of color).  Here’s the lowdown on my design approach: Continue reading Let’s Cluster Some Flowers!