DIY Summer Arrangement from Wild Folk Studio
June 18, 2013
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Since I began working for Style Me Pretty, I've made it my personal mission to learn more about the world of florals. What's in season, how to care for each bloom, what's what and the like. Caroline, from Wild Folk Studio, has become invaluable in this regard. She's a wealth of information and her regular floral contributions rank high atop my list of things I look forward to each month. She's here today teaching us how to perfect a summer floral arrangement (potentially my favourite of hers to date!), and the results are simply beyond. Pretty pastels perfectly packaged, be sure to read on for her instructions...
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From Caroline at Wildfolk... Here are a few tips on designing a lush summer arrangement for your home...

» Go out and pick pick the season's brightest and freshest blooms from your local florist or your garden.

» Once you have your vase picked out and cleaned, start by adding greenery and foliage as a nice base for your arrangement.

» If you're concerned about anchoring your blooms in position, you can use a floral frog at the bottom of the vase for stability. Not everyone has floral frogs on hand, so you can also use chicken wire, or tape the top of your vase with clear cellophane tape in one inch squares or less; depending on the size of the opening. Click here to see an example.

» Next, place the fullest, heaviest flowers in the vase. I cut them at different heights to add interest and dimension to the arrangement.

» Don't be afraid to take off any damaged or browning petals.

» Make sure you aren't designing from only one side. Continuously turn the vase to make sure it looks gorgeous from every angle.

» Lastly, fill in your arrangements using smaller flowers that add whimsy and texture. I like to purchase wild looking filler flowers for added interest.

The flowers I used for this arrangement are:
2 varieties of Peonies
Garden Roses
Seeded Eucalyptus

Be sure to check out some of my previous tips on how to make your flowers last longer, too.

Styling & Photography: Wild Folk Studio