Trying Flower Arranging!
Note: You can use my Bloom & Wild discount code to receive £10 off your first order (and I will get a tenner too). This post is not sponsored, by the way!
With the world in lockdown, I know many of us have a bit of extra time on our hands. I’ve been trying to use some of this to take a little bit longer doing things “properly.” Like taking my time to neatly chop vegetables to simmer into chilli for a few hours before dinner, rather than haphazardly throwing whatever into a pot and shovelling it down following a long commute.
Likewise, I tend to be the type of person who buys a bouquet of flowers and plops them into a jar without much work on my part. Recently, my partner ordered flowers for her mum from Bloom & Wild, and I decided to order some for myself, as I hadn’t had any in a few years.
Send Love from a Safe Social Distance
Bloom & Wild are a very lockdown-friendly way to send flowers, as they go through the letterbox, so they are a no contact delivery (never thought this would be something I’d note as a selling point for something).
Initially, I admit that I did just sort of plop them into a vase. The flowers come with a little guide on how to arrange them – which I ignored, but eventually read while bored a few hours later. When it came time for my flowers’ day 3 water change, I decided to put what I’d read to use and try my hand at arranging the bouquet “properly.”
Bloom Design Basics
As with most design principles, the general takeaway was to cut the flowers and greenery to different lengths to create a sense of texture and hierarchy – two of my favourite concepts I use when designing websites. Bloom & Wild recommend using the shortest flower front and centre, and building upward – a technique that I found worked well!
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Taking the few extra minutes to arrange the flowers really made a big difference in the presentation, and it was a nice few minutes of self-care. I felt like a sophisticated woman from the past, taking the time to partake in such a pretty art form!
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If you’d like to give a try, I recommend Bloom & Wild (with my referral code, if you’d like!) But this will also be something I am going to try the next time I pick up a cheap bundle of stems from the grocery store! What do you think of my first attempt at arranging a bouquet?
(As mentioned above, using my Bloom & Wild discount code will give you £10 off your order, and I will receive £10 at no cost to you! I am not affiliated with Bloom & Wild in any way beyond sharing this via their referral program!)