Floral Designs for Gifts

Course overview

This is a five-week course looking at creating floral gifts for you to give on those special occasions. It is a lovely way to say thank you to a friend, colleague or teacher or to give for an event, celebration, or birthday. You will be shown how to produce designs using a variety of summer flowers and foliages using a range of containers.

Suitable for those interested in floral design and floristry, either newcomers or those with some previous experience and a passion and enthusiasm for flowers.

At Merrist Wood College we pride ourselves on creating the balance between educating our customers on the technical aspects involved whilst still allowing individual flair and creativity. This enables learners to leave with a unique and personalised arrangement. Taught by expert teaching staff who provide an excellent standard of training.

Throughout this course, you will learn a variety of techniques each week, including:

  • Week 1: hand tie Bouquet
  • Week 2: a floral gift in a hat box
  • Week 3: vegetative design from your garden
  • Week 4: line arrangement
  • Week 5: topiary tree

You will learn through practical hands-on session and demonstrations.

To create your flower arrangements, you will be required to bring the following objects to each weekly session:

Week 1: hand tie bouquet

  • 15 – 20 stems flower such as, Roses, Chrysanthemums, Eustoma, Eryngium,
  • two stem filler flowers, such as, wax flower, Aster, Solidaster
  • six stems of foliage, like, Eucalyptus, Pittosporum, Ruscus
  • cellophane
  • ribbon or raffia
  • string and scissors
  • a notebook and pen

Week 2: a floral gift in a hat box

  • 20 stems flowers, such as a mix of Roses, Germini, Spray Chrysanthemums, Tulips, Eustoma
  • optional foliage, such as, Pittosporum, Ruscus, Euonymus
  • hat box
  • posy pad
  • organza ribbon
  • scissors

Week 3: vegetative design from your garden

  • 15-20 stems of seasonal flower,
  • Roses, Germini’s Carnation, Tulips, Eustoma
  • seasonal foliage
  • shallow dish oasis
  • scissors and a knife

Week 4: topiary tree

  • two small Fatsia japonica’s
  • ten Equisetum or Cornus stems
  • two Phormium leaves
  • five large flowers, such as, Gerbera/Rose 
  • container
  • oasis
  • scissors and a knife

Week 5: summer border parallel design

  • ten small Roses
  • two stems of Gypsophilia
  • ten stems small foliage Hebe, small Pittosporum
  • container or plant pot
  • trunk sunk into patching plaster
  • moss or pebbles
  • scissors
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