Free Floristry Lesson

Pink Peonies in Hatbox

Pink peonies and eucalyptus gum have been arranged in a tall pink hatbox with a pink silk cord. This would make a lovely gift for someone special.

floristry lesson pink peonies in hatbox


Peonies – other suitable flowers are roses and calla lilies.

Small leaf eucalyptus gum


Number 6 florist bowl

Plastic clip on guard or florist pot tape

Florist Foam

Paper – such as tissue paper


1. Soak the florist foam in water and place it in the bowl. Secure it in place by placing the plastic clip on guard on top or crisscross two pieces of pot tape over the top of the foam and down on to the sides of the bowl for about 5 cm.

2. Fill the hatbox almost to the top with crumpled paper.

3. Place the bowl on top of the paper and wedge extra pieces of crumpled paper around the side to hold the bowl firmly in place. The foam should sit about 5cm higher than the edges of the hatbox so the stems can be inserted into the sides of the foam.

4. Cut the flower stems to the desired length and the eucalyptus stems just slightly longer. Start at the centre and insert the flowers into the foam and position them in circles with the outer ones extending over the edges of the hatbox.

5. Spray lightly with water.

This lesson is briefly explained. In the Floral Art School of Australia and International floral Design School Advanced Certificate of Floristry Course each practical lesson is fully explained in detail with measurements on how long to cut the stems and exactly where to position them. There is an online video showing you how to make up each design step by step so you can soon be creating fabulous floral designs.

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