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Floral Classes by appointment

Floral Design classes by appointment


Call to make your appointment to learn floral techniques and styles of design.

Class size: 2 students
daytime-evening-some weekends

Payment by pay pal invoice
with any credit card, check or cash

913-708-2988


Class topics:

Consumer Bunch of Flowers
3 hours training
includes flowers, container & handouts
$65

Terrariums
Tropical or succulents
2.5 hours training
includes plants & containers
$75

Fall Door Design
3 hours training
all silk & dried materials included
$125

Flowers to carry/Weddings
6 hours training
2 sizes & styles
$200

Flowers to wear/Weddings
8 hours training
ring, necklace, wrist & pin on
$200

Holiday table design
Halloween-Fall-Christmas-New Years
4 hours training
fresh and permanent materials
$150

Hand tied table garlands
4 hours training
fresh foliages & flowers
$175

Have a topic that's not listed you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment for 2!

913-708-2988



I am looking forward to meeting you in the classroom and sharing my floral passion and knowledge with you!! I love to learn new things....Hope you do too!!



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Sincerely,

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
floral artist & instructor

10820 W. 64th st. suite 102B
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66203

913-708-2988
flowerclassroom@gmail.com

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Florists Review & Flower Classroom tip of the week…….

Florists Review &  Flower Classroom tips of the week


November 19, 2013

Save on supplies

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For very tall containers and opaque vases, rather than filling the entire height with floral foam, fill the bottom with chicken wire, packing peanuts or other filler. Place a small plastic liner atop the filler and use this to hold your floral foam. You’ll get the same wow-worthy impact with your floral arrangement, but you won’t be wasting excess floral foam.


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~ Adding a small zip lock bag of sand will give additional weight to the tall vessel and floral design atop.

~ Flowers love water…so don't rule out just filling your vessel with water and then a chicken wire structure to design thru for stabilized stem placement.

~ If this is a delivery to a client add care intstructions specific to the design structure…your customer will be greatful for the proper care and handling of the FLOWERS.

~It's not just about saving on supplies….but creating a beautiful design with all the right mechanics!!!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Floral Design inspiration….

 This design I created for the Hobbs & Flower Classroom Open House in October.  Today this design still sits atop the table in it's dried form and remains quite beautiful.

The outside vessel from Accent Decor, holds within a pinecone wreath form then another glass vessel which I took aspidistra leaves and wound them inside this vessel.  As I reached a center point I added the rose hips tucked within this area, then added a shallow water source.

As the water evaporated the rose hips began to dry,  the aspidistra & lily grass is still dark green and looking quite beautiful.

The brown vine material is artificial.  I love to include all types of materials together in design, especially materials that will also dry naturally…extending the design shelf life.

Christina




Flower Classroom & Florists Review tip of the week…."Shop Small" Small Business Saturday November 26, 2013

November 11, 2013

Encourage customers to “Shop Small”

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As we mark Veterans Day today, we look ahead to the busy time in two weeks that includes both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. But there’s another “holiday” that week that is worth promoting.

Small Business Saturday – local retailers’ answer to Black Friday – is in its fourth year of encouraging holiday shoppers to keep their dollars in their communities.

There’s still time to promote your own Small Business Saturday plans for Nov. 30. Use your website, blog, Facebook and Twitter to get the word out quickly. Piggyback on your holiday deliveries with a verbal reminder or a quickly printed flier to accompany arrangements.

To encourage lots of foot traffic, offer a special perk for that day only, such as an exclusive arrangement or a deep discount on a single item or category.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Succulents…one of the best plants!

1. They’re low-maintenance.

They're low-maintenance.
As long as they’re kept in sunny spots, they only need to be watered about once a week in the summer and once a month in the winter.

2. They come in all kinds of colors.

They come in all kinds of colors.

4. They’re trippy.

They're trippy.
‘Sup Fibonacci.

5. They like hanging out*.

They like hanging out*.
*hahahahahahahah. Succulent lovers are prone to anthropomorphization. Directionshere.

6. They can live in teacups!

They can live in teacups!
A quick note about planters: the man who I buy my succulents from, who has run the same wonderful succulent nursery in New York for the past 35 years, strongly recommends only putting them in planters that can drain. They’re hearty little guys and conditions can vary, but if you’d like to be on the safe side, make sure to have a hole or two in the bottom of any planter you might make or buy.
Directions here.

7. They can live in teacups ON LADDERS.

They can live in teacups ON LADDERS.

8. And in birdcages.

And in birdcages.
They will never be tamed.

9. In trucks.

In trucks.
“Truckulents.”

10. In treasure chests.

In treasure chests.

11. And in mercury vases.

And in mercury vases.
Here’s how to make these.

12. They can help you find your seat.

They can help you find your seat.

14. Gravity doesn’t concern them.

Gravity doesn't concern them.
Find out how to make a vertical succulent garden here.

15. They’ll add some green to your dinner table.

They'll add some green to your dinner table.

16. They appreciate a good book.

They appreciate a good book.
17.
Planter available here.

18. They make excellent party favors.

They make excellent party favors.
Hi Henry. Hi Jane.
Directions here.

19. And beautiful year-round wreaths.

And beautiful year-round wreaths.
Directions here.

20. They’ll dress up any cupcake.

They'll dress up any cupcake.
Directions here.

21. They dig wine as much as you do.

They dig wine as much as you do.
Planter available here.

22. Like, every part of the bottle.

Like, every part of the bottle.
Find out how to make them here.

23. They can become LIVING JEWELRY.

They can become LIVING JEWELRY.
Technically these are air plants, which aren’t the same as succulents, but they’re often displayed together and most importantly, this ring is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.
24.
Available here.

25. They can live in houses like little people.

They can live in houses like little people.
Here is how to make them yourself.

26. They can provide a poor balding statue with a glorious head of hair.

They can provide a poor balding statue with a glorious head of hair.
I beg of you, read this entire webpage, it is pure poetry.

27. They’re the perfect companions for special occasions.

They're the perfect companions for special occasions.
Here is how to make your own succulent corsage and boutonniere.

29. They like to hang out with Totoro.

They like to hang out with Totoro.
As should we all.

30. Also dinosaurs.

Also dinosaurs.
Available here.

31. And best of all: you can use their cuttings to grow more succulents.

And best of all: you can use their cuttings to grow more succulents.
They’re like little green phoenixes, rising from the soil to bring us hope and joy.

32. Here’s a trophy for you, succulents. You deserve it.

Here's a trophy for you, succulents. You deserve it.