November 26, 2022
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If you’re looking for a unique, handmade gift for your mom, sister, or colleague, a flower crate might be perfect! These are easy to make and always leave someone feeling special.

Floral arrangements are one thing, but a flower crate is next level! You can decorate the crate however you want to add a specific touch and use a wide variety of flowers. Below, I share how to make a quick floral crate and which flowers work best for it.

Create a Flower Create Gift in 5 Steps

It’s really easy to create a flower crate that you can gift to loved ones. By following these simple steps, you’ll have a beautiful handmade gift in minutes!

Step 1: Prepare Your Flowers

After choosing the flowers you’d like to use, remove all their leaves and place them in water. Ensure that only the flowerheads remain, if this is what you’re going for. If you’d like some leaves on your flowers, skip the trimming part and simply place them in water after you’ve cut them.

Step 2: Prepare Your Floral Foam

I suggest using floral foam in your crate. This will keep the flowers moist and upright. You should cut the foam to the size of the crate you’re using. Next, soak your foam in water and flower food. 

Step 3: Decorate Your Crate

If you’d like to paint your crate or add any other decor to it, now would be the time to do so. Ensure that any paint or glue is completely dried before continueing to the next step. 

Step 4: Insert the Floral Foam

By now, your floral foam should have soaked up a lot of water and fertilizer. Remove it from the water bath and place it into your crate.

Step 5: Arrange The Flowers

Insert your flowers one by one to create your desired look. You can get creative and do this in any way you want!

Flowers That Work Best for a Floral Crate

You can use any flowers you want to create a floral crate gift. Some great options include:

  • Roses
  • Stocks
  • Sweet Williams
  • Petunias
  • Zinnias
  • Begonias
  • Euphorbia
  • Ivy
  • Vinca
  • Heather

Flower Create Lifespan: Your gifted flower crate will last about a week, depending on how it’s cared for. If the floral foam is kept moist, the flowers are likely to live up to 12 days.

Floral Foam Lifespan: If you have leftover floral foam, you can store it for up to a year! Just keep it dry and in a cool, dark place. It can turn brown if there’s water left in it or if you place it in sunlight. 

In Ending

You can make a flower crate with store-bought flowers or ones you choose from your garden. This unique gift idea is easy to put together and doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. With a little creativity, you can create something special fo a loved one or friend. 

I hope this article inspired you! If you have more questions about floral crates, ask them in the comments.

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