DIY flower bouquet

November 19, 2017, 0 Comments


What would we do without flowers? An old lady who has not received flowers for decades breaks into a smile , when given a bouquet out of the blue.  A boss surprises his staff with flowers to congratulate them for doing well in their project. Between spouses, specific flowers convey even deeper meanings of love, passion and devotion.

Each bouquets are special, as no two flowers are alike. For each bouquet that we make or order , they will always be unique. I love flowers for its scents, its variety and how it can be wrapped and packaged in so many ways.


At A Better Florist Flower arrangement workshop, I was introduced to a friendly and bubbly instructor, Shirley. She was patient in explaining about the properties of the flowers we are given that day, as well as reasons why certain types of fillers are chosen.  Making a fan-styled bouquet is one of the more versatile bouquet anyone can do. It suits beginners as well as those who seek to further their floral arrangement experience.

In arranging flowers, one of the most important aspects is to make sure that there are not gaps in between the ‘layers’ that we are creating. Shirley explained it step by step and showed us how we should hold the flowers and make adjustments.


It was a casual and cosy setting where participants had a free hand in designing their hand bouquets. I had lots of fun playing around with color compositions, learning how to ‘open’ a closed carnation flower, trying various ways to tie a burlap and learnt many tips about caring for flowers. Even though I had worked with flowers some decades ago, I felt like I have lost much of its skills. Holding a bunch of loose flowers require alot more practice!

I liked mine in free flow and romantic style. So there, all set for a date!


A Better Florist Flower arrangement workshops  are held every Saturday at its headquarters located at 11 Keng Cheow Street, #01-02, Riverside Piazza, Singapore 059608. Tel: +65 8742 4030

Each flower arrangement workshops ranges from S$32 – S$43 from 2 to 4 pm.  Quote OAKTREEBABY15 to enjoy a 15% off your first time purchase of any bouquets or workshops with A Better Florist!


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