If you’ve been inside a Flower shop lately or follow a Florist on Social Media, chances are you’ve seen these GORGEOUS Boxes of freshly cut flowers (usually roses) neatly arranged in boxes. They’re all the rage. We love them. We want them all! Unfortunately though, they tend to be a bit on the pricey side, and my husband generally frowns upon us buying flowers for ourselves ! Ha, Ha. That said, If you are looking for a more affordable alternative, you NEEEED to try this simple and inexpensive DIY version! Trust me, I am NOT crafty or good with flowers AT ALL, so If I can do it.. you can too!
AND if you are putting together a Galentines day soiree for you and your girls this February 14th, this is the PERFECT DIY. Pop the Prosseco, crank up the new Lady Gaga track and get crafting!
*This is also a great idea for mothers day or birthdays. I made some for my Grandma and she absolutely loved them!
Heres What you Need:
- Green Flower Foam from Michaels (approx. $ 10) *make sure your green foam is shorter in height than your box!*
- Decorative Boxes (got mine at Michaels Buy one Get one FREE so so I paid 6.00 for TWO!) I would suggest 8 x 8 or 10x 10 boxes as most roses are 2 inches each in diameter.
- 16 roses ( I found mine on SALE at Costco! Grocery Stores are the cheapest places for flowers so I also recommend Safeway or Save on!)
- Tin foil
- Sharp knife
1.Start by tracing the outside of the box on the green foam with the sharpie
2.Cut the foam inside the line with sharp knife (you want foam insert to be slightly smaller than the box so you can fit it!) I recommend toing this over the garbage can or outside if possible. Its a tad messy!
3.Line the inside of the box with tin foil and then insert foam. This will enable you to water the flowers without ruining the box with water.
4. Measure the height of the flowers against the green foam. I did all of mine approximately 2 inches. You want the bottom of the flower bud to be just above the green foam.
5. Cut flowers to measured height
6. Begin to insert flowers in a line as close together as possible. This gives the full look! I did four rows of four. Depending on the size of your box and flowers you may need more or less flowers. If your box is slightly bigger, you can always space flowers out a bit more and open the petals!
I did Two boxes, one all one color light pink and another box with half bright pink and half red. Get creative! Use what ever color is your favorite or what is most easily available/on sale. You can also use cheaper flowers such as carnations to achieve a similar look!
Happy Rose Bud Boxin’ Friends!
xo The River City Sisters