How to quickly improve your skill at floral designing with one simple florist secret

Hello everyone! I’m Joette from the Bowdabra Design team, with another tip from the florist.  And today I’m excited to share with you one simple florist secret that will make you a pro at floral designing.  It’s known as the  “Roundy Moundy” method. It is a basic round centerpiece foundation which will allow you to create all sorts of floral designs with the  Bowdabra design tool.

simple florist secret

Whether you love creating beautiful DIY floral arrangements, wreaths, swags, weddings pieces, cemetery or home decor for your hobby or business, this technique will open up a world of possibilities for you. With the basic floral designing fundamentals I’m about to teach you, you’ll be able to customize and enhance your floral designs for any occasion. So let’s get started and unleash your creativity!


1.5 yards of deco mesh

3.5 yards of 2.5” natural ribbon

Three yards of 2.5” sheer ribbon

Three Assorted foliage bushes and stem

9 assorted colors and sizes of blooming bushes from the Dollar Store

Large Bowdabra

Bowdabra Bow Wire


1 zip tie

1 grapevine wreath

Floral design with Bowdabra’s simple florist secret

simple florist secret

To use the Bowdabra “roundy moundy” method of floral designing you simple follow a bullseye and target pattern. Build a foundation at the bullseye area and then fill in the circles around the imaginary target. Next, add linear flowers and sticks horizontally and vertically building off your “roundy mounty.” Traditionally floral foam was used, but with the amazing Bowdabra we place the flowers directly into the Bowdabra! The Bowdabra is the imaginary bullseye! Bowdabra method is faster, easier, less expensive and has no need of hot glue or floral foam!  So lets get designing:


First, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire.  Then, fold it in half and insert it into the Bowdabra.  You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other side.  This will serve as your slipknot. Tuck the ends under to stay out of the way while you are creating.

Now, scrunch in some deco mesh. Next, working on the bottom bend in half a long hanging fern and place it in the Bowdabra. Then, working on the top portion, add some greenery.

Add the blooming bushes next followed by long linear florals and focal flowers. You can see that by adding all the flowers your are filling in that imaginary circle.

Make the bow

To make the bow, first add two long pieces for your tails.  Then, create a funky bow style bow.  To do this fold lengths of ribbon in half with a loop on one side and two tails on the other, place them in the Bowdabra alternating the sides of  the loops and tails. Finish with a button loop.  Give everything a good scrunch down.

Finally, carefully reach under the Bowdabra and thread the loose ends through the loop and pull tight while the arrangement is still in the Bowdabra. Turn to the back and tie a knot and double knot.  Fluff and arrange your flowers and ribbon.

simple florist secret

Now that you have learned this simple florist secret of “roundy moundy” you will be able to make all sorts of florals, from centerpieces to door swags and so much more.  Thanks for visiting the Bowdabra blog today and be sure and join us on Facebook for Monday’s Facebook live!




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