Boxed Flower Arrangement


  • 12 x 12 x 5-inch box
  • 12-inch round plastic tray
  • 2-3 pieces of floral foam
  • Sheet moss
  • 10-12 roses
  • 12-15 carnations
  • 1 gerber daisy
  • Pink or red ribbon
  • Thumb tacks
  • Rhinestones
  • Red craft paper
  • Pen
  • Hot glue gun
  • Garden pruners
  • Scissors


  1. Trace plastic circle tray onto red craft paper. Cut the circle and fold in half.

  2. Draw a half heart shape.

  3. Cut your half heart and unfold.

  4. Lay your soaked oasis brick on its side and slice. You may have to cut some odd triangle shapes to fill in plastic circle liner completely. If a little space is left along the edges, that is okay.

  5. Place your heart atop wet oasis. This becomes the guide to create your arrangement.

  6. Cut your carnation stems to about 1 inch long and place around the outside edge of the heart, punching the stems through the paper. (You may need help punching through the paper...for this you can use a small nail.)

  7. Next, you'll add a row of ribbon. To make your decorative tacks, use your hot glue gun to attach the rhinestones to the top of a thumbtack. Insert the tacks in a sponge, dab the glue on the head of the tack, and place the rhinestone on top.

  8. Cut a long length of ribbon.

  9. Trace the outline of the carnation heart and hold it in place with the rhinestone tacks approximately every 2 inches.

  10. Following the heart shape, make a row of roses.

  11. In the very center, punch in one Gerber daisy.

  12. Fill in empty space around flowers with sheet moss.

  13. Place the lid on the box and tie with a bow.