How to Make a Flower Bloom Box

In this post: A DIY tutorial on how to make a flower bloom box.

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Recently I have been obsessing over the flower bloom boxes.  

They are floral arrangements in boxes as opposed to vases.  

I think I have been drawn to them because I love boxes (seriously, I can’t seem to be able to throw away a box. I even collect cute boxes just because they are just that – cute boxes).

I have been spying on these bloom boxes all over the internet.

They are loved by the rich and the famous – the bottom left hot pink roses are from the Kardashians.

But since they cater to the rich and the famous – they come with a price.

So I thought, I could make one myself!

I bought this pink and gold Sugar Paper box at Target during the Christmas season that was all over the internet.  I knew I had to have it – but then I didn’t quite know what to do with it. 

I had a light bulb moment and thought oh! I’ll make a bloom box with it!

Materials Needed

Pretty box of your choice

Oasis Floral Foam

A container liner of your choice so your box doesn’t get wet

Flowers (*a note about flowers later)


1. Here I used a round box and placed a glass bowl inside of it.

 2. Cut the floral foam to fit inside and wet it with water. You may need to add more water because the foam will soak it up.  

 3. Start poking in your filler flower if using several different types of flowers.  Here I used a hydrangea and cut the blooms off into smaller pieces like below.  I then worked my way around the edges making sure to cover up the edge of the box/bowl.

 4. Next, I poked in one full hydrangea to cover up the center, but you could use whatever flowers you would like nice to cover the center.

 5. Just keep adding until a majority of the green is hidden.

 6. Next start adding in your other flowers until you are satisfied with the overall look!

6. Arrange and take a picture because you are all done!

I told you it was easy!

*A note on flowers: if you are using the same type of flowers, just make sure on the edges you have the flowers cover up the edge of the box.  I chose to do a mixture of flowers.

Having three types of flowers is ideal: filler (hydrangea), focal flower (ranunculus), secondary flower (sweet peas). 

Generally flower arrangements have a base of greenery too but most of the bloom boxes do not have greenery.

Choosing flowers of similar hues makes for a nice statement – or you could always choose your statement flower in a bold complimentary color.

I think I like the bloom box so much is because it is like you are opening a present but then the present is actually flowers! 

See what a I mean! Looks like a present! 

What do you think of the bloom box? 

I’m in love with them.  You can check out my Flowers Board on Pinterest and be wowed with amazing pictures!

How to make a flower bloom box - flower arranging tips

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  1. April 5, 2017 / 2:18 am

    This is STUNNING! Thanks for the tutorial. What a great tip about using hydrangeas as a filler and taking them apart. I never would have thought to do that. Brilliant! And lovely. Thanks for sharing.

    • April 5, 2017 / 8:33 am

      Pattie, I am glad you enjoyed my tips! Hydrangea can also be used in the bottom of any floral arrangement instead of the green foam to hold flowers in place!

    • April 6, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      This is such a beautiful arrangement and a great idea for keeping the flowers fresh. I love it!

  2. April 8, 2017 / 2:40 am

    Oh my Angelina… We were actually thinking about doing similar tutorials. I love, love your flowers in the box. You did a fantastic job!!! Your arrangement is gorgeous…

    I just bought two of those pink boxes from Target to do one as well. I have seen those floor bloom boxes all over Instagram and they are very pricey. This is stunning… Don't mind me when I make one of my own…



  3. April 12, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    This was so beautiful! Such a fun twist to a spring arrangement! Thanks for sharing at HSH! I will feature this week.