Christmas as a Florist
Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th October 2019
10am - 4m
Level: Beginners/New Skills
Christmas is a wonderful time to be a florist, and commercially there are plenty of opportunities to offer a wide range of seasonal gifts, table arrangements and adornments. With Christmas markets, pop-up events and parties there are plenty of opportunities to get seen (and it helps your business the rest of the year as well).
This course will look at the commercial aspects of Christmas and showcase different designs that you can sell through the festive period. The course is a mixture of “hands on” and demonstration to ensure that we cover as many different options as possible.
Handtied Bouquets: What customers do want, what is available and how to make the most of flowers and foliage during the seasonal period. We also cover foliage, glitter, spray paints, adornments and packaging options. We will discuss the best flowers to purchase to ensure longevity for your customers over the Christmas/New Year Period.
Gift and table arrangements: Customers will want table arrangements not only for 25th December and parties throughout December, but arrangements as gifts for others. We look at a range of arrangements including economical options (which always sell well) and the different types of tables and arrangements that would be suitable and a variety of containers that you could use (and where to source them).
Planted containers: Do not disregard plants, as we have a variety of bulbs and plants through the winter season that when presented in stunning containers and wrapped as a gift are many people’s preferred option.
Wreaths: Big sellers from early December it is a good idea to have a variety of door wreaths available. We look at different options for bases and how to decorate them using cinnamon, oranges, herbs, flowers etc.
Wrapping: Christmas would not be Christmas without lashings of tissue paper and gorgeous ribbons. We will show you how to wrap your gift items and personalise them with your business details using labels and tags to gain maximum coverage.
In addition to creating the items, we show you how to cost, market and sell at Christmas when working from home or a workshop. We will encourage you through the coming months with lots of ideas to get yourself promoted!
You will also find out the best sundries items to purchase and where to purchase for your own designs.
The course includes all the flowers, foliage, wrapping, ribbons and containers that you need to complete the item(s).
You will also be provided with tools to use during the day and a notebook and pen. If you wish to purchase tools, we have these available and can be purchased on the day.
We suggest you bring your camera to take photos as a reminder of what you have learnt during the day.
You can take home all the designs you create during the course.
We would recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting wet or dirty (as flowers involve a bit of both!)
This workshop is held at The Cambridge Flower School, Newton Hall, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE.
The full fee is £475.00. You can secure your place by either paying the full fee or a deposit of £200.00. If paying a deposit, the balance is due 14 days prior to the start of the course.
You can book this course online or call us on 01223 655661.
Once you have booked your place(s) we will email you further details of the workshop including a location map with how to find the venue.
"Again, I thoroughly enjoyed myself in your company, the way in which you teach (nobody is made to feel under pressure or inadequate in their skills - very informal but informative), the organisation, the designs we have created and the wise words of wisdom! Thanks again, hopefully we will meet again, but will stay in touch in the meantime via fb!"
Rachel Brazier | October 2018