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Christmas Flowers DIY

The most fun flower DIY’s to get in the Christmas mood

It’s almost December, which means Christmas is just around the corner! You might not want to think about it yet, but at Finnflor we are ready to get into the Christmas spirit with some fun flower DIY’s. We have chosen to share three DIY’s, because we think they will immediately boost your Christmas spirit!

#1 Christmas garland with flowers

What you need: amaryllis, lisianthus, orchids, holly, string and cotton yarn, crochet hook and pine cones.

How to: First crochet a chain with loose stitches out of green or red yarn. Then tie strings to all the elements so that you can hang things off them. Then tie some yarn around the pine cones and hang them on the crocheted chain. Start adding the flowers throughout the whole garland and add more when needed. If you are happy with how it looks, the Christmas garland with flowers is finished!

#2 Christmas hydrangea wreath

What you need: Dried hydrangea heads, succulents, berries, pine cones, oasis wreath, scissors, wire and ribbon.

How to: Start by soaking the oasis wreath in water for 10 minutes. Next cut the foliage and berry stems into pieces about 4-inches long with 2cm of bare stem at one end. Working clockwise, start adding the foliage into the oasis at a slight angle, filling the outside edge first before working your way into the middle. Continue until the whole base is covered in greenery. Then trim the succulent skewers so they are just long enough to sit firmly in the base and position at different angles to create a great shape. After that, place the hydrangea between the succulents, securing it in place with wires. To make a pin, simply fold the wire in half and trim the ends so the pin is about 2 inches long. Place the pin directly though the hydrangea head and push into the oasis. Lastly, dot the berries around the wreath in clusters and the Christmas wreath with dried hyndrangea is ready to be displayed!

#3 Christmas tree flower decorations

What you need: Roses (different colours or what fits the Christmas tree theme), branches, a Christmas tree, wire and pliers.

How to: First cut off the rose stems a couple of centimetres beneath the flower. Carefully attach the flowers to the branches with pieces of wire. Distribute them attractively across the entire tree. Insert the branches between the Christmas tree’s branches and the Christmas tree decor is done. This is such a fun way to show customers how to use flowers in a different way.

Now in the Finnflor webshop: Christmas flowers

The Finnflor webshop is definitely getting ready for the festive season. Buy the perfect Christmas flowers to display in your flower shop in our webshop. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We will gladly answer your questions.

 

Source: funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk

Ballet Flowers

Flowers and ballet: An ancient tradition given a new look

The relationship between flowers and ballet has existed for centuries. In the 19th century, the Russian ballerina Mathilda Ksjesinskaja appeared on stage in a dress decorated with flowers. Besides that, flowers are always given to the dancers after their performance. We will share more about particular flowers and their connection to ballet.

Hydrangea and ballet

After a dancer’s performance, you want to give the dancer something to show your appreciation. A hydrangea is elegant and has grandeur, which makes it fit the occasion so well. The flower also represents gratitude, grace and beauty. It radiates abundance because of the lavish number of flowers and the generous round shape. The hydrangea’s colours symbolize love, harmony and peace. With a few flowers you already make a fantastic impression.

Irises and ballet

In Greek, the word “iris” means “rainbow”. In Greek mythology, the goddess Iris would carry messages from women’s souls to the gods Hera and Zeus through the arc of a rainbow. Through her, the iris came to represent a link between the earth and the heavens, the temporal and the sublime. Irises are great flowers to give to ballerinas as a sign of appreciation for their artistry, which may likewise move an audience to the sublime. The purple iris flower in particular symbolizes compliments and admiration.

Rose and ballet

You can never go wrong with good old roses, which are lovely flowers to give to anyone. Because there are so many variations of them however, it’s hard to know what they each represent. So here are a few types of roses with specific meanings that are most appropriate as gifts for dancers:

  • Yellow: The Victorians used to give yellow roses to say, “I’m jealous”, but today they have other meanings such as friendship, affection and joy.
  • Pink: Light pink roses represent grace and admiration while darker shades of pink symbolize a deeper expression of appreciation and gratitude. They are also a good way of saying a silent “thank you”.
  • Combination of red and yellow: This colour combination traditionally means gaiety and is a good way of showing appreciation for a particularly lively and fun performance.

Perfect flowers from Finnflor

Did you know we have a webshop? Our webshop is filled with so many different flowers. We buy what you order, so all of our flowers are fresh. Please contact us if you have any requests of questions.

 

Source: The Australian Ballet

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