DIY Coquette Cup Floral Arrangement
At Paris312, we love a good DIY. Although we prefer the term SIY (style-it-yourself), as it’s much more chic. And whenever we’re dreaming of tablescapes and party décor, gorgeous arrangements of elegant florals always end up making a cameo. Florals are the perfect way to accent your next party and we are especially excited about our newest floral styling idea yet, the floral cup!
These beauties use our Coquette cups as vases for your very own easy-to-make floral arrangement. Re-purposing is oh so very in right now, and we like to think that we’re always on trend. Also, we love brainstorming new ways we can incorporate our products into party decorations. Recently we’ve been inspired by the beautiful flowers of late summer and early fall, leading us to this fun and simple SIY.
What you will need:
- One package of Paris312 Coquette cups
- Floral foam
- Florals of your choice:
We love soft florals in hues of pink and white. We try to use florals that are in season so we chose to use the following. Some other florals to consider depending on the season are hydrangeas and peonies. We sourced our florals from local florists and Whole Foods.
What we used:
- Dahlias (A great option for late summer/fall)
- Ranunculus (typically available all year long & come in fun pops of color)
- Stock (great for adding height & they come in beautiful colors)
- Garden Roses (we love how soft these are in comparison to regular roses, they come in many shades of pink and peach)
- Veronica (another great flower for adding height)
- Measuring tape
- Floral shears—we used floral shears, but your kitchen scissors will work just fine!
- Bowl of fresh water
- Paring knife
Step 1: Cut the floral foam to fit the cup. Since the opening is wider at the top of the cup than at the base (like most cups!), we cut the foam using these measurements: Height: 4”, Width (base): 2”, Width (opening): 3”.
Step 2: Soak your cut floral foam in the bowl of water. This allows the floral foam to become more workable and keeps your flowers watered! Once the foam is drenched, fit it into your cup.
Step 3. Organize flowers and select which ones you want in your arrangement. This was one of our favorite parts! We loved playing around with different colors, textures, and sizes of the flowers and seeing which ones worked best. Be creative!
Step 4: When cutting your flowers, a good rule of thumb is to hold the flower up to the cup, so you can cut to your desired length.
Step 5: Start arranging your florals. Start with your bigger flowers so that you can get an idea of how much space they take up and how you can style the rest of the arrangement. Look at the arrangement at eye level once or twice so you can see how it’s being formed. Also keep in mind that these arrangements will be lower on your table, so most likely they will be viewed from the top and not just straight on.
Step 6: Step back and appreciate your work. Voila--you’re a master florist! Give yourself a pat on the back (or a glass of champagne, you earned it).
This is how we were inspired to style this floral arrangement. Flowers are such a great form of expression, and we’d love to see the different ways you’ve styled your arrangement!
Not only is this floral arrangement perfect for accompanying your party décor, but it’s also a fun party activity! You provide the materials and your guests can style them and take them home as a favor. Using florals will bring any special occasion to life--and of course, your house will smell absolutely divine.