All tagged Topic Design

How to Make a Large Paper Flower

Paper flowers are making a statement in the floral industry. Not only do they never wilt, but they can also be made to look like a real bloom! Perhaps you’re hesitant to use paper flowers because it’s unfamiliar territory. Maybe you could try making one yourself! Here are a few simple instructions on how you can make a large paper flower for your next event.

Embracing Wellness and Creativity with Nectar + Bloom

You’ll be inspired by Jen’s gift with words as she shares her experience on her parents’ farm growing up and how that propelled her into various stages of life eventually leading to flowers. Jen is sharing the keys to giving oneself permission to carry out actions from a passionate heart. You’ll hear about the symbiotic relationship between creativity and wellness and how to lean into that for your own life. Jen is calling florists to action in taking care of themselves and she’s providing tips on how to do that well with community, support, education, healing, movement, and nourishment.

Video: When and Where to Use Wired Flowers in Floral Design

Wiring is a valuable and specialized skill that can add value to your business and set you apart as a designer and freelancer. Kelly explains why wiring is important—as well as when and where to use wired flowers—in this excerpt from the Team Flower Advanced Techniques for Wiring fast track class. The wiring technique gives you a lot of control over the exact placement and orientation of each and every bloom in a piece—if you need your focal flower to bend in a certain way that is not natural for its stem, wiring makes that possible!

Best Foraging Practices with Rebekah Clark

As you might imagine, we are diving into all things foraging! Rebekah and Kelly are discussing their favorite go-to foraging materials that can be found both in the wild and in the garden. We are chatting about the seasons of plants and how they can be used in their various stages of development.

Sustainability in the Floral Industry with Ingrid of Tin Can Studios

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we’re talking with Ingrid of Tin Can Studios. She is deeply passionate about sustainability in the floral industry and is sharing the various ways in which she practices this concept in her work. Ingrid is well-versed in creating large installations without flower foam, and she’s sharing a few practical tips for how others can do so as well. We’re talking about everything from water tubes to watermelons—you’ll be surprised at how creative you can be in sustainable mechanics!

Fun Floral Design Containers You Need to Try

The right vessel for a floral design can completely change the tone of an arrangement. Daffodils can look quaint in a jam jar, modern in a cube, and classy in a footed bowl. Even a daisy can take the spotlight at a regal affair in the right floral design container. Vessels are an important tool for every floral designer—and they can support or distract from the message we are working to communicate visually.

Principles of Design with Maxine Owens

Maxine Owens is proof that inspiration and passion can come from the most curious beginnings. Always passionate about botanical life and living things, she earned a degree in Zoology before beginning a career in creative design. While bringing life to retail displays for trendsetting brands and leading teams of designers, Maxine learned firsthand how creative spark, vision, and eagerness to experiment brings people together.

Video: How to Make a Double Wrist Corsage

Watch this clip from the Team Flower Bouquets and Personals class. Here, Kelly demonstrates how to make a double wrist corsage (everybody’s favorite, right?). Even though pin-on corsages and hand-held posies are becoming more popular, the wrist corsage is a classic piece that every wedding designer and shop owner should have the skills to create. Watch to see a few tricks Kelly has learned in order to make wrist corsages easier and more feasible.

Video: How to Create a Small Floral Centerpiece Featuring Spirea Foliage

In this video lesson, we’ll learn how to observe for inspiration while adjusting the arrangement layers for a smaller centerpiece. A lot of Centerpieces & Reception students have asked how to adapt to a smaller arrangement, so here Kelly shows you how! Ingredients used are Spirea Foliage, Gold's Dart Ninebark, Diablo Ninebark, Polka Dot Pippa Hybrid, Ranunculus, La Belle Epoch Tulips, Coral Bell Foliage, and Geum.

Repurposing Flowers with Shawn Chamberlain of The Full Bloom

Shawn is sharing her heart behind repurposing flowers and what inspires her to continue to live out this passion. We are chatting about what it looks like to repurpose flowers, how to network in the industry, and how to find volunteers. Shawn is sharing a few practical tips for florists who would like to practice repurposing flowers, whether that becomes a large-scale donation or a simple one-time donation.