How to Arrange Roses in a Box

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11-04-2021, 13:40
A boxed flower arrangement is a great way to repurpose a box and can be an alternative to a vase. They are simple to make and are suitable for both fresh and synthetic flowers. Boxed rose arrangements can be easily gifted or used as a centerpiece, and can be as decorative and vibrant as you want!

Selecting the Box and Roses

  1. Choose a color scheme for the rose arrangement. If the rose box is for a specific purpose, choose colors that correspond to where the arrangement will be placed. Choosing a color scheme early on will help you choose the box and roses easier.
    • If the rose box is for a specific event, such as a wedding or party, match the arrangement to the official colors.
    • If it is a gift for someone, you may wish to ask that person what their favorite rose colors are.
    • If it is to be used as a home centerpiece, match the color scheme of the room it will be placed in.
  2. Reuse an old decorative box that suits the color scheme you want. If you already have a decorative box, you can repurpose it for the rose arrangement! The box should be sturdy and completely intact. Check the box for any holes or sagging areas and clean out any contents still in the box.
    • A repurposed box can also be the basis for the color scheme and add some sentimental value.
  3. Choose a new box to decorate to your liking. You can purchase a box that is already decorated and suits the color scheme, or you can decorate a plain box. Choose a sturdy box to decorate with wrapping paper, ribbons, labels, poster board, and other crafty accents.
    • Using a new box is the best way to make sure the box is exactly how you want it in terms of height, length, and decoration.
  4. Decide on either fresh or synthetic roses. Fresh roses smell beautiful and provide a nice aroma to any room, but they need to be maintained and can wilt over time. Synthetic roses are often used for centerpieces that are intended to be used long-term.
    • Synthetic roses are often made of silk or polyester and can be convincing substitutes for real flowers.
  5. Purchase the roses that match your color scheme. Based on the color scheme, choose the color roses that best fit. Make sure you purchase enough to cover the entire area of the box.
    • You may want to purchase accent flowers to complement the roses. Use complementary colors to create vibrant arrangements or analogous colors for a more soothing look. Because roses are bold in color, neutral colored flowers, such as white and cream, will make the roses stand out.

Preparing the Box

  1. Line the box with a sheet of cellophane. Cellophane is a thin, transparent wrapping material that will protect the box from any possible water damage and help contain the flowers. Make sure the cellophane sheet is higher than all sides of the box.
    • If you are using synthetic flowers, you may skip this step.
  2. Soak the floral foam in water for 60 seconds. If you are using fresh roses, you will need to soak your floral foam brick in water for 60 seconds to absorb the water.
    • Do not force-soak the brick by providing pressure; this will create dry patches in the foam and cause the flowers to die.
    • If you are using synthetic flowers, you may skip this step.
  3. Cut the floral foam with a butter knife. Floral foam is soft and easy to cut smoothly with a butter knife. Cut the foam to the width of the box. You may need to cut the foam bricks into different sizes to cover the entire area of the box.
    • To easily measure where to cut the foam, place a foam brick over the edges of the box and lightly press down for 5 seconds. This will create a small indent in the foam that is exactly the width of the inside of the box. Cut the brick along the indents and place neatly inside the box. Repeat this step until the box is filled.
  4. Place the floral foam inside the box. Arrange the floral foam inside the box on top of the cellophane sheet as neatly as possible. Start with the larger pieces of foam and use smaller sizes to fill in any remaining gaps.
    • The foam should be placed on top of the cellophane sheet and the sheet should be higher than the box on all sides
    • The foam should be shorter than the height of the box.
  5. Cut the cellophane sheet to the height of the box. Use scissors to cut the exposed cellophane down to the edges of the box. Make sure the sheet is higher than the foam to avoid any future water damage to the box.

Trimming the Roses

  1. Use scissors to trim the leaves off of the roses to expose the stem. Removing the leaves lets you easily stick the flowers into the floral foam and gets rid of unwanted greenery. Using scissors instead of pulling them off with your fingers makes sure the stems are not damaged in the process.
  2. Cut the stems in three different lengths for a bouquet rose arrangement. If you want your rose box to resemble a flower bouquet, cut the rose stems into at least three different sizes. This will make the arrangement large and round in shape. Bouquet arrangements also allow you to use more flowers.
    • Cutting the stems at 45-degree angle allows the flowers to better soak up water from the floral foam.
  3. Cut all of the stems the same length for a single-layer rose box. If you want your roses to be in a single, flat layer, cut all of the stems the same length. Single layer arrangements use fewer flowers and are simpler to organize.
    • To test stem length, cut the stem and measure the rose against the box. The top of the stem should be above the height of the box.

Arranging the Roses

  1. Create a bouquet arrangement by placing the longer roses in the center. Stick the roses with the longer stems in the center of the floral foam. Place the medium-length roses in layers around the longer stems and the shortest roses around the box perimeter.
    • You may need to place the outer rose layers at various angles to cover the entire area of the box. This will make the arrangement resemble a round bouquet.
  2. Make a single-layer rose box by using roses of the same size. You can arrange the roses in horizontal or diagonal lines, or simply stick them in any way you want. Make sure to cover as much area of the box as possible.
  3. Fill in any gaps that expose the floral foam. Double check to make sure the floral foam is completely hidden by the roses. Add more flowers to cover any remaining gaps.
    • If your roses are in a specific pattern, use accent flowers to cover floral foam gaps.
    • If you are not using accent flowers, gently fluff the rose petals to expand them as wide as possible.
  4. Add any final decorations. Add any ribbons, bows, or card placement holders to finish the arrangement. If the box has a lid you want to use for a gift, place the lid on it carefully to avoid damaging the flowers.

Things You'll Need

  • Box
  • Cellophane sheet
  • Scissors
  • Floral foam
  • Roses
  • Accent flowers
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