With the arrival of spring and many beautiful tulips, it is the perfect time to attend a flower workshop. After living in grey Berlin for a year, it is safe to say that I welcome colour into my life with open arms. Bloomy Days was no exception. Beloved by locals this quaint and pretty shop is located in the upmarket area of Charlottenburg.
I was invited to do a DIY workshop with renowned florist Björn Kroner. Flower arranging had always sparked my interest so I was keen to join. We started with some basics explained by Björn accompanied by a wonderful spread of appetizers, petite cakes and coffee.
The first arrangement that we did was a beautiful selection of different flowers arranged into a foam base. We started by using a glue gun to stick some green felt to a plastic pot while soaking the foam in water. We then placed the foam into the plastic pot and started to snip and place flowers into an arrangement.
The shop was full of gorgeous flowers to choose from – I felt spoilt for choice. I was a bit worried my weird selection might look a bit odd but it came out beautifully!
The second arrangement that we made was even more daring. It involved wrapping our flower stems to a metal mesh frame and then working this pictured fabric into the holes to give an unusual look. I found this arrangement pretty difficult. My fabric kept popping out but I was offered plenty of help from Björn.
The outcome was surprisingly beautiful, it was hard to envision the final product when we started. Let’s also bear in mind I was doing this class completely in German. So, a round of applause for me please.
Finally, we made a beautiful spring arrangement in vases of our choice. The yellow tulips are an icon of spring and the red-brown tones of the myrtle offset the yellow beautifully.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Björn and the team at Bloomy Days, they made the experience amazing! I loved that they were giving away free tulips to the neighborhood while we were doing the workshop too. Something so beautiful and generous that we should be seeing more of in this world!
So stay tuned for the Bloomy Days DIY Workshops. The company announced that more may be available in the coming months.
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