Where do you begin??

I was just like you until I began to take floral classes....creative, artistic...my passion was set on fire with floral design!

I am here today to tell you that floral design is for everyone!!

This changed my life & career path. My passion is stronger today....it wasn't always easy....but with practice everyday it became easier and prettier as well.

Compliments and sales for my floral designs also increased. I became a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers in 1992. What is AIFD?? A non profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of floral design as a professional career.

Then I found the best reward was sharing.... everything that was shared by my mentors and teachers!! How lucky I was to learn so many things about floral design.

Until today did you feel there is more to floral design & not finding the right information??? Join a class at the flower classroom...answers to all the questions in EVERY class.

No worries....all you have to do is begin. Classes for everyone, every month, convient times...

I provide: quality content
quality FLOWERS
quality design skills= a floral artist

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD CFD
floral artist & teacher

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Flower ring

Designed with vintage pieces

Flowers to wear class

Tonight we are finishing up our flowers to wear class with new product designs and styles.  Watch for the flower rings we create tonight....
My samples of a bout and pocket flowers.
Both with fresh white button mums.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Fibonacci Sequence



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.comI will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988thanks!Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Clean up your Routine

Florists Review Tip of the week


Clean up your routine

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With spring in full swing, it’s a great time to do a quick check-in on your care and handling and clean-up practices to ensure you’re keeping your product in tip-top shape.

Here are just a few questions to ask and action steps you can take when you have spare moments in your day:

 • Are you regularly cleaning your cooler windows and walls with Floralife DCD solution, including wiping down door seals.

 • Are you using white buckets for flower processing and storage – they make dirt easier to spot – and keeping them sanitized?

 • Are you measuring your flower-food solutions accurately? If you don’t have an automatic doser, ensure that your measuring devices are properly marked and used.

 • Are care and handling procedures posted and being followed by staff? Handy information to keep out includes proper cooler temperatures, flower food measurements, etc.

 • Are specific employees responsible for cleaning and checking cooler temperatures? Do you have a system to ensure tasks are completed as scheduled? A quick daily sign-off sheet can maintain accountability. 


Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Florists Review Magazine tip of the week

Florists Review Magazine tip of the week

Promote floral gifts for teachers

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With the end of another school year rapidly approaching, parents are eager to find small tokens to express their appreciation to their children’s teachers, bus drivers and other school helpers. It’s one more item that you can help to check off your customers’ to-do lists.

Contact your area schools’ parent-teacher organizations to see about promoting your floral and gift options to parents through PTO websites or even via word-of-mouth. Parents will be glad for a creative option to show their appreciation.

Offer small, sweet thank you arrangements or miniature blooming plants packaged with a clever tagline as quick grab-and-go gifts. Pinterest has a wealth of great ideas for clever taglines, including:

 • Thanks for helping me grow this school year!

 • You’ve really helped me “bloom” this school year!

 • Teachers plant seeds of knowledge that will grow forever.

 • It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

 • A teacher’s like a gardener, and this is so you’ll know, we surely do appreciate how you help our children grow!

Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Pick the right colors for your surroundings...

Designers use creative names to identify colors...we know that the colors that surrond us impact our daily lives.....do you live in the right colors??

The Psychology of Colors

Pick the right colors for your spaces and you will feel HAPPIER....

Floral Artists == LOVE COLOR






Advanced ~~Tropical Design Class images

 My sample design for the Advanced Tropical Flowers Design class.  We begin by creating a bamboo armature that fits into our vessel to support and creates intrest for the amazing Tropicals we bring in from Hawaii.  This class is a favorite because of the long lasting Tropical flowers and the overall dynamics in the design.

Check out the classroom's Groupon deal for a beginner's Tropical floral design class....these flowers take you to that tropical paradise.

Christina







Spring & Summer Wreath class ~~Students Designs

These are what the students created in the Spring/Summer Wreath design class May 1st.

Each student had the option of using living succulents or the beautiful permanent style.

The next Wreath class is June 9th from 10-2pm.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Enroll in Summer Floral Design classes

Looking for the perfect gift".....a floral design class!

All classes have a pay pal link in the class information...the Amazon local , Groupon and Living Social deals are fantastic beginner classes.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy Mothers Day to all the flower classroom MOM's

Moms LOVE flowers....order from your local florist, or pick up a bunch of FLOWERS and create something for MOM.
Happy Mothers Day������������������



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mechanics & Techniques with Hitomi Gilliam: VERTICAL MODERN MASS DESIGN



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.comI will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988thanks!Christina Burton-Fox AIFD