Valentine's Day Flowers
Using our cone clip art, you can create these easy and sweet carnation bouquets. Just print onto heavyweight paper and cut out. Shape into a cone and fasten at tabs using double-sided tape. Bind stems with floral tape and set inside cone.
The vase underneath this bunch of roses, dusty miller foliage, and nerine lilies is wrapped to look like a box of chocolate.
Print clip art onto heavyweight paper; cut out. Wrap around vase and secure with double-sided tape.
"Candy" Heart Arrangement
This arrangement of parrot tulips and nerine lilies is made even more sweet thanks to the "candy" hearts tucked inside.To make the conversation hearts, print and cut out our clip art and, using string, attach them to an 11-inch piece of wire bent into a curve.
How to Create a Beautiful Valentine's Day Floral Arrangement
Florist Emily Thompson shows how to create a simple yet beautiful flower arrangement to make the most of bunches of loose flowers.Get more inspiration for your floral arrangement from our galleries of flower arrangements.
On February 14, only one flower will do. It's not that a big bouquet isn't sublime, but a single genus best conveys a message of love: the rose, preferably in lush tones of red and pink. Although long stems crowd every florist's cooler, any romantic knows that beautiful blossoms are the heart of the matter -- especially when their stems are cut short and they're gathered into tiny vases or glasses arranged in the unmistakable shape of affection.
Flicker of an Idea
With the help of these candle and flower centerpieces, the whole table will shine. For each one, use candle wax to attach a small floral frog to the center of a shallow bowl. Push a taper into the floral frog to secure. Pour water into the bowl. Clip amaryllis blooms (or other large flowers) from their stems, and arrange them in the bowl around the candle.
Rose, Carnation, and Orchid Arrangement
Express your sentiments with a bright and beautiful arrangement featuring carnations, lady slipper orchids, and roses.
A Candle Garden
Romance is in the details, especially at a Valentine's Day dinner. Arrange pillar candles of different sizes and colors in a serving platter or shallow bowl. Then, surround the candles with a layer of dried beans (we used kidney beans, but pink lentils, red beans, and red rice also work nicely). Beans make cleanup of the wax easy and unify a group of candles into a true centerpiece.
Flowers have always managed to say a lot, but they've rarely expressed sentiments so clearly and directly. This "floating" heart is made with pale shades of common, easily obtainable blossoms, such as carnations, mums, and hyacinths.
A valentine of any age will enjoy the fun messages that this arrangement delivers. Pastel candy hearts proclaiming "Class act" and "Be true" and tulips in complementary colors, such as creamy 'Cheers,' pale-pink 'New Design,' and 'Apricot Beauty,' convey your feelings with more than words.
Blooming Place Card
A rose by any name smells sweet -- so why not create place cards decorated with blooms? Fold a 3-by-8-inch piece of card stock in half, inscribe it with a name, and cut a small hole in the crease. Trim a rose stem to 2 1/2 inches; slide it through the hole. Place in a plastic floral tube.
Give petite flowers a larger presence by arranging them in the form of a heart. With this centerpiece there are enough blooms for every guest to take a cluster or two home. To ensure that the design stands out, use short, small vessels, such as eggcups. We combined a vibrant collection of ranunculus with all-white details. Candles placed inside the heart will showcase the flowers into the evening.