About the Bouquet Theme Challenge
In my spare time, I tend to troll Pinterest for inspiration ideas. And I started to notice- hey these are all very beautiful but... very classic. I wanted to try something fun. I logged onto facebook and asked my friends and family for theme ideas for a weekly bouquet challenge. They'd tell me a theme, I'd design a bouquet around it.
It's a lot harder than you think.
Week One- June 17th
Firefly (The TV Show)
Now I don't know if you know, but asking people out of the blue to give you a theme usually results in a TV Show or Movie.
This time was no different.
I declared that I would create a bouquet that day but I couldn't run to my wholesaler for any real flowers (because nothing says dedicated and rash like promising a bouquet at 4pm!) because they were closed. I did however, have options. I had been contemplating designing bouquets to sell online for my etsy shop (www.finevinenursery.etsy.com) using sola flowers, succulents, and dried/preserved flowers but kept getting creative blocks. So since firefly is a space western, I figured they wouldn't have any access to fresh flowers much any way and dug through my stockpile.
Using Sola Wood Flowers and Preserved Flowers
Annnnddd since I'm such a nerd- I decided to set design. The pocket watch in the corner actually does have the ship, Serenity, from the show on it (as I got it from a lootcrate).
Next week: Unicorn.
Week Two: June 24th
Well this weekend I just came down with a cold because of course I did. Late on the 23rd, I remembered that I had committed myself to this but yet again, my wholesalers were closed for the weekend. (I swear I get better at this!)
So out I rush to the nearest Whole Foods! Because their floral department is the best. Annnnd I happened to be on my way to a friend's house that lived nearby. Hey, I may be sick but I'm not going to turn down a beach bonfire later that night!
I grabbed a few things- I admit.... I am not the most creative at the height of a cold.
Using Peony, Roses, Hydrangea, Lisianthus, Ferns, and Eryginum
I couldn't even find the glitter I bought specifically for this bouquet! So I dusted it with a light pink eye shimmer. Which did not show up well on camera. But I promise you- it was shiny. So shiny.
Forgive me. I'm ill.
Next week: Art Deco!
You can follow my adventures putting these things together on my facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/thecrackedpotfloral/
or you can just follow my instagram- @fracturedfloral