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Create Your Own Unique Valentine’s Day Flower Arrangement

By Gina B. Kellogg  //  Create Your Own, Great Ideas, Valentine’s Day  //  2 Comments

Valentine’s Day flowers are often associated exclusively with red roses. That floral variety and color are, by far, the most popular. Last year, in fact, more than 233 million were produced! As a result, many florists focus on the traditional red rose arrangement as their primary offering for the holiday. You’ll find a wide variety of Valentine’s Day flower arrangements and options that include this traditional romantic offering.

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Extraordinary Halloween Floral Arrangement Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner. Just a few weeks more, and little ghouls and goblins will be running around outside, knocking on every door and demanding treats in trade for not initiating any tricks. So rather than spook the kiddos with toilet-paper mummies or freakish, hunchback statues, encourage your visitors’ best behavior, instead. Put a new twist on “scary” with a ghastly gorgeous Halloween display that focuses on the traditional Jack-o’-lantern.

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How to Make Sugar-Frosted Flowers

By Gina B. Kellogg  //  Create Your Own, Great Ideas  //  3 Comments

Addicted to watching “Cake Boss” and its entire sister cake-decorating shows? Wish you could create similarly gorgeous, intricately decorated desserts? You can, but with a twist that will truly set you apart from the crowd.

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3 Easy Techniques to Create Black Flowers

By Gina B. Kellogg  //  Create Your Own, Halloween, Tips & Advice  //  3 Comments

Do you think “black” when thinking of flowers? Then, think again. The use of the color can add dramatic impact to a flower arrangement. Even among brides, the dark shade is becoming more popular, either for a wedding bouquet and reception flower arrangements, such as a mix of black and white flowers. It’s no longer reserved for gothic touches at Halloween.

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How to Create a Hand-Tied Wedding Bouquet

By Gina B. Kellogg  //  Create Your Own, Weddings  //  4 Comments

A DIY Technique for the Bride on a Budget

Budgets are tight these days. As a result, most brides are being forced to get creative for their weddings to make every dollar they spend work as hard as possible. One way you can save some cash is to choose flowers for your bouquet—and all the other blooms for your bridal party— that are in season. Seasonal flowers are plentiful, which brings down the costs.

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How to Duplicate a Royal Bridal Bouquet

By Gina B. Kellogg  //  Create Your Own, Weddings  //  6 Comments

When Kate Middleton married Prince William last April, many brides-to-be paid close attention to every detail, including the bridal bouquet. Following Kate’s sophisticated fashion sense, her bouquet was simple, elegant and understated.

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