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Creating foam free funeral flowers

Foam free funeral flowers

This might not be the jolliest of titles for a blog post but bare with me. I’m always intrigued to see what’s possible when making a foam free design. This one was inspired by a heart based design I did before Christmas. I was in a rush and ended up using an oasis base without…

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Making a Christmas table centre

I recently came across a rather lovely company online called Highgate Honey¬†and treated myself to a beautiful handmade advent candle. I always remember my mum having one in our kitchen during the run-up to Christmas so I thought I would do the same this year and create a table-centre around it.   So I gathered…

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Pumpkin flowers

flowers and candles in pumpkin,

In the run up to Halloween do you decorate your house? My family growing up were never much into decorating for this season, however I’m a huge fan of more seasonal decorations. We did a wedding last week at the Moonraker hotel and the bride had hollowed out creamy yellow pumpkins which we filled with…

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Making an Autumn door wreath

autumn wreath

I don’t know about you but the weather has turned and the winter jumpers have come out of the cupboard and I’ve started making soup again; I Love this time of year, I’ve wanted to make an autumn wreath for my door ever since finding that Kate from Grown Green at Hartley Farm had been…

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Creating Milk Churn arrangments

British flower milk churn

Milk Churns are something we love filling with flowers at Young Blooms, they work perfectly as statement arrangements and are easy to move which we are a fan of. Couples can use has them as designs to be placed by altar or ceremony table and then move them onto their reception. We’ve put them at…

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Making a dried flower wreath

Flower workshops are something that we do a lot of at Young Blooms, whether its hand-ties, flower-crowns or wreathes. We love teaching about flowers and this last weekend we had a first for us. We taught a group of women how to make dried flower wreathes and here’s how we did it. Step one: We…

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Wrapping your bouquet in a sustainable way

One of the skills I learnt how to do in my first florist shop job was how to make a hand-tie bouquet with spiral stems that could stand up. The next skill I learnt was how to gift wrap it, gift-wrapping has certainly evolved in our industry over time. You can use all sorts of…

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Learning new skills

Through the first lockdown I taught myself a new skill which was macrame, you can read about it here. Its always interesting learning a new skill, I am always keen to try something new but sometimes have to persevere after the initial excitement. I have dabbled with different ideas through the year, creating different designs…

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For the love of peonies

peony wreath

The sun is shining here in Wiltshire and I was working in my garden this morning and noticed that buds are forming on my coral charm peony plant! Having never grown these before, you can understand I was a little excited. As a florist, I think peony are one of my favourite flowers to work…

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Award winning business

With all the ups and downs of Covid, Young Blooms has also had moments of complete delight! Back in January it was wonderful for Grace as Owner of Young Blooms to recognised in #ialso 100 list for 2021, f:Entrepreneur is a campaign that highlights female business leaders across the UK. Through events, content and story-telling,…

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