Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

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!!



Keep in touch

Keep in touch by adding your email below, receive the postings the following day by email....Thank you!

Sincerely,

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
floral artist & instructor

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

913-708-2988
flowerclassroom@gmail.com

follow the classroom by email

Featured Post

Pink Garden Rose Guide

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Did you have a successful Mothers Day ??

Florist Guide To A Successful Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day week! One of the floral industry’s busiest weeks of the year and it’s approaching at lightning speed! With all the preparations, it’s good to have key items in place to make a smooth, successful Mother’s Day week for any flower shop.
Mothersdayflowers

Step 1. Take care of yourself!

By the time Mother’s Day weekend arrives I see florists that look exhausted and unenthusiastic. Yes, it has been a long week however make simple rules to follow and take good care of yourself. Here are a few things you can do to make yourself feel upbeat and vibrant:
  • Eat nutritious meals.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Take mandatory breaks.
Tip: Bring in extra shoes and store them in your cooler to remedy those aching feet. 

Step 2. Do you have enough flower shop staff?

Make sure you have hired the extra help you need!
  • Hire enough counter help, designers, and delivery drivers.
  • Assign staff their duties and what you expect out of them ahead of time.
  • Train your extra staff.
florist staff

Step 3. Have you ordered enough flowers and supplies?

Look at your previous year’s sales and estimate from there on the flowers you will need.
  • If this is your first year in a Flower Shop a general  rule of thumb is to Not Over Order flowers. (You can always buy more flowers in a pinch if needed)
  • Stock up on supplies-this includes vases, baskets, ribbon, dish gardens, blooming plants, floral wire, ticket paper and much more.
Tip: Good to have on hand supplies you generally may not sell – candies -candles -soaps etc. and add them to your front counter top for customer impulse buys.

Step 4. Have you started promoting your Mother’s Day holiday?

Start off promoting on your Floral Website and Social Media. (Good to point out Promoting does not have to include discounts – Post images and remind future customers you are selling beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day)
  • To increase traffic to your store offering a deal or discount towards customer pick up’s rather than delivering. This will create a balance in your Flower Shop and shoppers tend to add more to their purchase when visiting the store.
  • Have those add on’s ready and on your counter – offering these to customers is a great way to bump up those sales!

Step 5. Work a couple of days ahead.

It’s a good idea to start on filling the orders you already have 1 to 2 days before set pickup or delivery.
  • Place pre-made orders in a cooler well tagged with date of pick up or delivery.
  • Mark any time sensitive orders and bring those to the front of your cooler.
  • Have vases and baskets filled with greens ready to go.
  • Process and wire flowers ahead of time, that way they are ready during the busy rush.
Tip: It helps to have a system that works best for you. However, working on orders per day can feel overwhelming, so staying ahead of the game is always best.

I hope you found these steps useful, if you have any Mother’s Day Floral tips, please share with our Florists.
di

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.