FLOWER BOMB / 01
kristen and i were talking a while back about feeling so grateful for our friends. i know for me, i am far away from my family members who live in the midwest, so my friends here in california have definitely become like family to me. we were dreaming up ways that we could show our gratitude to our friends and thought of this idea of a “flower bomb”…surprising someone with flowers in unexpected places. my first thought was, “what if we filled an entire front seat with flowers?!”
and the idea evolved from there…thanks for the beautiful photos jesse!
how do you surprise someone you really love? maybe a friend that just got her heart broken, or a friend that just accepted a new job? or how about a friend that’s always been there for you and you just want to say thank you on a random day? when i saw kristen driving down the street with a car full of flowers, i was filled with happiness and they weren’t even for me! people were staring and stopping her along the road to take photos. it’s such a high impact!
let’s hear how kristen made this happen…
“Basically I knew I needed a TON of flowers! Certain flowers I used for their sturdy nature/ability to withstand the LA summer heat! (stock, larkspur, daisies, aster) While other flowers, like the coral peonies, hot pink anemone, and dahlias, I incorporated because of their bright summer blooms.
I use seasonal blooms whenever I can and so those big beautiful coral peonies were my first choice! Too pretty not to use!”
how to create this yourself…
• I first placed one tightly lined wooden garden box on the passenger seat and another on the floor. You want to make sure the vessel you choose is watertight! No leaks. And is big enough to hold a lot of blooms.
• I then filled the boxes with water soaked oasis (green floral foam).
• Now i had to think about shape. I didn’t want it to look too much like a typical floral arrangement so I gave it a full and wild shape that accented the curves of the car’s interior. I think it also helped to have the second box on the floor of the car. That way I could get a couple different heights.
• Starting from the back and moving to the floor I started filling the boxes with blooms. I was keeping the stems as tall as I could so you could see the flowers through the windows.
• I even water tubed some blooms a placed them on the dash!
“This project was so much fun. I really love being able to create outside the box. Its not everyday I fill a car with fresh summer flowers. This was truly special.” –kristen