Guys, Valentine’s Day is going to be here in less than two weeks! If you’re a single lady, don’t feel like you have to crawl under the covers to avoid everything pink, red and heart shaped. You might not have a special someone at the moment, but we know you have a whole lot of special gal pals. So for the holiday that’s meant to celebrate your loved ones, why not use the occasion to put together a fun bouquet for your bestie? And if you’re going to craft a bouquet, you ought to do it right. Pick up all the florist fundamentals with our fun class floral arrangement e-class.
In the 25-minute e-class, Christina Stembel and Rhiannon Smith of Farmgirl Flowers will show you how to source, prep, and arrange swoon-worthy floral bouquets and centerpieces. You’ll learn the basics of floral design, a few technical tricks and even pick up on some color, symmetry, composition and design principles.
Before you get snipping, it’s always best to source some inspiration. So whether you’re looking to create a classic botanical bouquet for your BFF or something a little more unconventional, here are 13 Gal-entines bouquets your favorite lady is going to love.
2. Simply Chic: Keep things sweet and simple by opting to use just one type of flower and wrapping the buds together in black cardstock. For an extra personal touch, write a friend’s name in gold sharpie. (via The Flair Exchange)
3. Flower Arranging 101 Kit ($30): Make your arrangement look extra professional and purchase this kit with your e-class that comes with all the fixings needed to become an amateur florist. Now all you’ll need are some peonies and maybe even a branch of kumquats to replicate this bouquet.
4. Pretty in Glass: Keep things travel-friendly by offering up mini arrangements in a small glass vase like a milk jug or mason jar. Fill up the container with two flowers whose colors complement each other. (via Style Me Pretty)
5. Wildflower Wonder: Sometimes a random blend of different flowers can look totally awesome together. Forget the rules and pick a wild assortment of buds that catch your eye. (via Style Me Pretty and Rebecca Yale)
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11. Pom-Pom Bouquet: Let’s be honest guys, does it really get better than pom-pom flowers? This unique take on a classic floral bouquet is just as adorable as a living arrangement, but comes without an expiration date. (via Camille Styles)
Which bouquet idea is your favorite? Tell us what you’re getting your bestie for Valentine’s Day in the comments below.