Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks of Bloomsbury Flowers have just published a beautiful new book, ‘Simple Flower Arranging’ – it includes more than 60 projects with easy step-by-step instructions as well as plenty of tips for getting started in flower arranging. I was so pleased to receive a copy to review as I love flower arranging, as those who follow this blog will know. I also have a copy to giveaway to one of you guys!
The book is organised by six types of arrangements; Bouquets, Informal designs, Vase arrangements, Floral foam displays, Planted Designs and Large-scale designs. All of which include projects with clear, step-by-step instructions, tips & substitutions for flowers and gorgeous photos. It begins with a helpful ‘Getting Started’ section which covers everything you need to know to begin flower arranging – from choosing a colour palette to flower maintenance tips.
I love that this book includes planted designs as well as floral. Terrariums and succulent-based arrangements are very popular at the moment (I see them all over Pinterest!) and you will find some very stylish ideas for plants in this book. I also love the variety of styles – so whether you prefer minimalist, rustic, bold or traditional floral designs, it has something for everyone.
The projects show off a wide range of techniques and although most of the designs are beginner-friendly, I think this would also be a good supplement for any budding florists or those who take flower arranging classes as there is plenty of inspiration and ideas for new challenges.
Simple Flower Arranging is available to buy now for £16.99 at DK.com
And now for the giveaway! To enter, simply follow the instructions on the gleam app below. If you cannot see the app, or it has trouble loading, you can use a direct link here. If you do not use social media, you can still enter by clicking the bonus entry at the bottom and come back each day for another entry.
This giveaway is open to the UK only.
Looking at all these flowers has made me really wish for Spring time! Who feels inspired to try some flower arranging?