Blooms By The Box Launches “Do-It-Yourself Flowers 101” – Online Lesson Series!

Posted By on Mar 13, 2013 | 73 comments

Exclusive Online Flower Design Tutorials for Do-It-Yourself Event Arrangements. Arrangement Lessons to Help You Save Money on Weddings and Events.

BloomsByTheBox.com has launched “Do-It-Yourself Flowers 101”, a free online lesson series for creating flower arrangements, bouquets and décor for budget weddings and events.  These comprehensive tutorials, covering topics including flower preparation, floral design elements, flower tools,  techniques and flower design guides, are available now at www.BloomsByTheBox.com.

DIY Flowers 101

Joan Wyndrum, BloomsByTheBox.com’s vice president, says “The idea of creating your own wedding or party flowers can be intimidating, no matter how much money you save doing it.  We wanted to de-mystify the transformation of flowers from growers to stunning arrangements. This online flower lesson series will give even a novice the knowledge and confidence to create gorgeous bouquets and arrangements – with a truly personal touch.”

Each tutorial focuses on a different aspect of flower arranging, complete with step-by-step photos and money-saving hints.  Arrangement and bouquet discussions cover the fundamentals of floral design as well as important construction and transportation techniques.  Hands-on lessons include “how-to” pictorials as well as video instruction for creating a variety of flower arrangements.

“DIY flowers can free up a really significant part of a wedding budget,” says Ms. Wyndrum.  “And with resources like Pinterest and so many popular wedding blogs, design inspiration is everywhere.  The only missing piece is the ‘how to’, and now Blooms’ DIY Flowers 101 provides it.”

About BloomsByTheBox.com:
BloomsByTheBox.com, The Wholesale Flower Superstore™, offers premium-quality flowers, floral design supplies and accessories at wholesale prices.   Launched in 2007, its online store features low minimum order quantities for sale to the general public with same-day shipping.  Both BloomsByTheBox.com and its DIY-resource “Blooms Blog” (www.bloomsbythebox.com/blog) have been featured on many popular wedding websites and publications including The Knot, A Practical Wedding, Style Me Pretty and more.

73 Comments

  1. Hi, what a great web blog. I usually spend hours on the net reading blogs on various subjects. And, I really would like to praise you for writing such a fabulous article. I honestly believe there is a skill to writing articles that only very few posses and yes you got it. This is really informative and I will for sure refer my friends the same. Thanks.

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  2. This is an awesome tutorial. We are doing our own flowers for our wedding in May, and have been thrilled with the resources available at Blooms by the Box. We ordered flowers as a test to make sure they would meet our expectations (they did), and the resources offered by Blooms by the Box was incredibly helpful when we tested our bouquet-making skills. I can’t wait to use Blooms by the Box for my wedding!

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    • So happy you did a test run! It really does ease your nerves and help you prep for the big day! Thank you for entering our giveaway!

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  3. Thank you so much for posting these lessons on flower arranging! My bridesmaids and I are super excited to design our own bouquets for my wedding and your blog will be a perfect guide to help us! I have already gotten so many ideas from your site and I can’t wait to get more inspiration. Thanks again!

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  4. I skimmed through the series and it looks really informative – great pictures! Pictures are always the best when trying to explain processes like this. I look forward to using this more extensively once I start working with my wedding flowers. Thank you!

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  5. Thank you for the great information! I am looking for flowers for my rehearsal dinner centerpieces and this has gotten me off to a great start. Thank you again!

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  6. I’m planning on doing my own flowers for my wedding on June 1st. Thanks for giving me the information and confidence I need to do it right!

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  7. I love Blooms by the Box. It has given me the courage and know how to tackle my own wedding flowers.

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  8. This is great! I’m going to love having a reference to go back to once I’m ready to start thinking about flowers. I definetly plan on using Blooms By the Box for my floral decoration!!

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  9. I will be doing all of my flowers for my wedding in June, and these lessons are perfect for ensuring they look professional while still being affordable! 🙂

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  10. omg! Pictures and everything, this is totally what I needed 🙂 I have been practicig my DIY bouquets and bout’s for some time now and this just gives me a few more ideas to incorporate! yay! thanks.

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  11. I love it it takes all the guest work out. It will be my first time doing a party and I can see what I get and how it comes and what to do.

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  12. Thanks for this wonderful series of tutorials! These explanations help give me the confidence to tackle flower arrangements for my upcoming wedding.

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  13. Your website and blog is a great source of information for the DYI bride. Tips from others who are doing the same thing is real resource.

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  14. Thanks for all the great information! I’ve been excited to do my own wedding flowers! With this website and these tutorials I really feel like I know what I’m doing! It keeps me from having to spend a lot of time looking around for tips from different people. Such a great blog! Thanks!

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  15. These DIY tutorials are great! Thank you so much!

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  16. I did not know the water had to be room temperature for cutting flowers I always used cold water, and I didn’t know regular scissors would not work for the flowers! I hope knowing this helps me from killing all my flowers on my wedding day!

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    • Both of those things will elongate the vase life of your flowers! You will do great!

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  17. Hi! How helpful, thank you for posting! I’m hoping to save some cash by doing my own wedding flowers, and I have to say I’m pretty nervous about it… that is I was until I saw what extensive resources you have here all in one place! Will definitely be using your tips and tutorials for my own wedding, and referring you to my friends as they start planning their own weddings!

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    • We are so glad to hear that our resources have eased your nerves! If you ever need any more help feel free to live chat or email us from our contact page!

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  18. Thank goodness for blooms by the box! So many helpful tips! I’m so excited to arrange my own flowers on my wedding day. I’m also help my friend who’s getting married in June arrange her flowers from blooms by the box! I’m planning on using calla lillies on my special day 🙂 nothin like some timeless elegance!

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  19. Downloaded the DIY guide and it has been a GODSENT! I love it so much and I now feel confident enough to do my own flowers. I hope to save a bit of money but more than anything have and added personal touch. Thanks!

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  20. Great tips! Helping me get the confidence to do my own flowers for my wedding in September!

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  21. I had originally resigned myself to excluding pricey floral arrangements all together from my upcoming wedding until I came upon this site. Now I’m really excited to put together my own beautiful and budget friendly centerpieces!

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  22. This blog has been very helpful, the pictures are great. Now I guess it’s time to try my own skills out.

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  23. This was a great post and so needed!! I’m planning to do my flowers for my wedding, and since I want trellises covered in flowers and vines over my walk during the ceremony and over tables at my reception, I have some work cut out for me! Thank you. When the time comes (May 2013), I will definitely be using your live chat!

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  24. Getting married this October, and I’m so excited to have an option in between paying through the nose for a pro florist and grabbing grocery store flowers. You guys seem like the perfect thing for me!

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  25. Thank you blooms by the box for calming my nerves about DIY flowers and giving me an alternative to those pricey florists! I never thought I could do it myself, but your user friendly site, wonderful customer service and great tutorials are making it possible!

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  26. Absolutely love your blog & tutorials! Your website (and fabulous customer service) gave me the confidence to take back my florist deposit and create my own floral arrangements for my August wedding….thank you! Will definitely be directing my “helpers” here so they are prepared for the pre-wedding flower session 🙂

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    • Wow! That’s great! We really do put a lot of effort into our customer service! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to live chat us on our website, email us, or call us! We are here to help you through each step of the process!

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  27. going to try and make my own wedding flowers and this web site helped very much thanks…

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  28. I feel so much more confident to do my DIY bouquets for my wedding. This is a great tutorial!

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  29. You have such great information! It’s all very helpful. Can’t wait to do my own centerpieces for my wedding! 🙂

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  30. Wow! This guide is amazing! This gave me so much more confidence in my DIY idea. Thank you!

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  31. Very helpful info. Cant wait to try my new skills.

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  32. So helpful! I so appreciate this de-mystification and look forward to DIY-ing some wedding arrangements soon!

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  33. I am so happy to have found your blog, tutorial and website! I am in the midst of planning my wedding in June and was feelin overwhelmed. Now I feel like I can breathe! I will be printing out all the tutorials an watching them with my bridesmaids. I cannot wait to take lots of pictures (helps my best friends are photographers!) and share with you all too!

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  34. I have debated doing flowers myself for our summer wedding july 2014. This was the first sight I checked out and after all the videos and explanations I have read and watched; I know with confidence that I can do the flowers on my own! I look forward to purchasing my flowers and using blooms by the box for my resource!

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    • This is great! We are happy that the resources available made you feel confident and comfortable, don’t be afraid to get in touch with any questions!

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  35. I have watched every available video and feel empowered to do my daughters wedding flowers! I was looking at things on Pinterest and saw your company name mentioned. I did a bit of research and that led me to your awesome website. I think I have read everything you have written! I am a creative person, but I had doubts. The videos were straightforward and explained everything from start to finish. I am now excited to do this!

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    • We are so happy we are able to provide you with the resources to help you save money on wedding flowers!

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  36. Great information and will definitely be using this site to help with my wedding flowers.

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  37. thanks so much for posting this. I’m planning on a lot of DIY projects for my wedding and I will definitely be doing this for my bridal party!

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  38. My daughter is doing her own flowers for her wedding. I have been on several different bulk flower sites and was so excited to see a printable guide for “do it yourself” wedding flowers when I found “Blooms by the Box”. I was also pleased to see that you can order smaller quantities of flowers. That was what prompted me to change the vendor for our flower needs to “Blooms by the Box”!

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  39. This is just what I have been looking for! I really want to try and arrange my own flowers for our wedding, and I was having trouble finding an easy to follow online tutorial. I saw an add for Blooms by The Box in a bridal magazine and did some research. After visiting your site and finding this I am sold! Now all I need to do is decide on the flowers I want, and practice!

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  40. Tons of great info in DIY Flowers 101! I especially liked the tips about holding the stems under the water while you cut them, pairing opposite textures together while keeping transition in mind, and making sure you get greens that are in scale with your flowers!
    I’m thinking of doing the bouquets for our wedding (with the help of my future stepmother-in-law!), so I’ll definitely keep this series bookmarked.
    Thanks!

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  41. Thanks for the great info. Will definately try for the first time to make my own floral arrangements!! Great tutorial!!

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  42. These ideas are so helpful. We have a June 1 wedding coming up. Knowing how to handle fresh flowers is invaluable!

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  43. This might be the luckiest find of my wedding! Paying for a Florist was going to obliterate my budget and this is going to save my pocketbook! Can’t wait to get started and the step-by-step tutorial is great! Thanks!!

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  44. How Helpful!!! Thank you for the wonderful ideas. Creating your own is very stressful. I was worried that it would be too time consuming, but your techniques made it simple and easy. Thank you once again!!

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  45. Thank you so much for this instructional series. We will arrange the flowers for our son’s wedding this fall, and your products and clear instructions will make it so much easier! You’ve boosted our confidence!

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  46. One of the best DIYs I have seen! What a great resource!!!

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  47. Can’t wait to do my own flower for my wedding next year. I have already decided on what they’re gonna look like. I can’t wait!
    Your website and YouTube videos are great!

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  48. Flowers will definitely be a priority at my early Spring wedding next year, but I am a budget-conscious bride so this means floral DIY… Having no experience arranging flowers, this is such a huge and wonderful resource for making a celebration everything you want it to be without the huge amount of stress.

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    • Congrats Hannah! You are our second winner!! I will email you to get your address and ship out the package!

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  49. This site is great! Thank you for the pictures in creating a bouquet and the tools – that is so helpful.

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  50. The site is very informative, and it is really for the do it yourself people, who are scared to try to do it yourself. The pictures are great and instructions simple. I have been a do it yourself for about 45 yrs, now I am 60 and still do it yourself, and probably will till I croak. Love it, love it. Thanks alot.

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  51. Because of this series, I have been inspired to do my own wedding flowers! I’m excited to learn about floral arrangement and flowers in general! 🙂

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  52. Having decided to do the flowers for my wedding the online tutorials and guide download have been endlessly useful. I don’t feel like it will be impossible to achieve a professional finish to what will be an important day.

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  53. This has really inspired me. I was nervous about potentially doing my own flowers for the wedding, but I feel much better about it now and am even excited!

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  54. I love your videos! At first I was terrified of doing my own flowers, but your videos make it seem doable and fun.

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  55. I am SO EXCITED about Bbytheb! My mom originially found this website and all the DIY flowers and it has made us so confident that we can do it ourselves, so THANK YOU! 🙂 Also, I’m kind of a control freak so the ability to be able to touch and do the arrangments ourselves gives us the ability to create a vision for our wedding next March. I’m the first of many of my friends who will be getting married and will reccommend bbytheb! (Hey, I even might arrange them for them!)

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  56. Though a little nervous about doing my daughters’s flowers at her wedding, these self help instructions will go a long way in preparing us. I know we can do this now.

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  57. Love all the instructions and helpful hints. Can’t wait to be my own florist for my vintage/western wedding!

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  58. Thanks for these tutorials. They contain very useful information. We can do this!

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  59. Thanks! We’ll give this a try – it sure will save money.

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  60. Never thought of flowering arranging before, definitely want to give it a try.

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  61. Never thought of flower arranging for my wedding before, definitely want to price it out and do a trial run.

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