Flower box is a very fashionable form of giving flowers in Polish. I’m not surprised at all, because such a composition looks very nice, and also has an element of pleasant surprise.
Flowers in a box
Such a box has several advantages – just don’t need a vase anymore, because it is replaced by a box (which can also be adapted to the composition). There is no need for special care, as in the case of cut flowers – just watering with a little water every day is enough. And most of all, the boxed compositions look beautiful!
Pink boxes are the most popular, but I personally like them with different flowers. This is the composition I would like to give to my mother on Mom’s Day. I could rush my order to the florist’s, but the flower box has its drawback. Which one? Price of course. In the florist’s shop such a box costs quite a lot. The solution? Do it yourself I’ll show you that the flower box DIY project is not difficult at all.
Flower box DIY
The Flower Box can be arranged in two ways. The first is to treat the box like a vase. Then the flowers stick out quite strongly above the level of the box and the lid is not applicable. The second way is to place the flowers low enough to close the box – that’s the way I’ll use it. You know that I like surprises and probably something like something, but after opening the box few people still expect flowers 🙂
Flower box – method of construction
Materials required:
floral sponge green
a deep bowl or bucket with water
ribbon (to decorate the box)
white wrapping paper or paperboard (optional)
Knife, scissors
The flowers I used are cloves and hortens. I pre-cut the cloves and put the undeveloped buds in a smaller container to make them bloom faster. I opened the tiny buds myself, which would not have developed anyway.
I start by fitting the sponge to the box. I cut it into smaller pieces with a knife. I leave a slight reserve between the sponge and the box – the sponge should have a little clearance.
I also adjust the sponge to the height – it should be such that when a flower is placed in it, the flower head does not touch the sponge surface and is flush with the edge of the box.
I put the sponge on the surface of the water. (If the sponge has inscriptions, place them on the water with inscriptions facing up) The sponge will slowly submerge itself. It must be allowed to soak in water well, so I leave it for a moment until it sinks under the surface of the water.
Pouring water over the sponge will do absolutely nothing – the sponge will soak only from the outside, it will remain dry inside.
The sponge immersion container should be wider and taller than the sponge so that the sponge is free to immerse and soak in.
The water can be enriched with a flower conditioner.
I cut the square out of white packaging paper and place it diagonally in the box so that the triangular ends protrude outwards.
Using a ribbon and double-sided tape I decorate the box with a triple bow.
Once the sponge has been soaked in water, place it on a double folded piece of cellophane. I arrange the pieces in the same way as when the sponge was dry.
I collect the edges of the cellophane together and transfer the sponge to the box. Cut the edges of the foil higher than the sponge and slightly lower than the edge of the box, so that the foil is not visible.
I cut the flowers flush and place them in a container of water for the time being. It will take some time before I get it right and put it all together – it’s a pity that they’re lying without water for that time. I cut off all the leaves.
The length of the stem immersed in the sponge should be about 2 cm.
I knock the flowers into the sponge. I start from the shore. I do not press the flowers too hard against the sponge – the heads should not come into contact with it. The arrangement can be improved, but the flower should not be knocked into an already made hole.
It is worth remembering that in order to prolong the life of the arrangement with a floral sponge, it is necessary to water it every two days with a small amount of water.
This is how my flower box was created. I liked the floristic fun very much. I think this rehearsal before Mother’s Day was successful.
A card and a ticket will be included in the set. This year I have prepared 4 patterns of cards for mothers, which you can also use – it is enough to download and print.
I mentioned savings at the beginning, so now I have a short price list:
Florist hogweed – USD 10
carnations – 8 USD
Hortending – USD 15
box – 8 USD
cellophane – 2 zlotys (but I have a few more boxes left)
Flower box DIY costs $43 and in a florist shop I would pay a minimum of $120.
In my opinion, this is quite a saving.
I know that the flower box has its supporters and those who do not like such a form. I am definitely one of the former. I’m sure I’ll use the flowers in the box again – either as a surprise with the lid closed or as an open option with the flowers sticking out over the edge.
If you also want to make a flower box, you can look at my pantheon board with flowers in the box and look for inspiration.
I’m curious what you think about such a floral surprise? Or maybe you are a supporter of the trail