Thinking Outside the Valentine Day Box

Unfortunately, it’s easy to get into caught in one of Cupid’s proverbial ruts and never escape. This Valentine’s Day, look past the dozen roses with baby’s breath to see a wide selection of floral varieties, styles, and designs.

Michelle Virtue with BYU Campus Craft & Floral demonstrates why it pays to take a look at some traditional flowers in untraditional forms.


Valentine’s Day Box


-A water-tight box.

Wood, cardboard, or even paper lined with plastic make the perfect foundation for this project. Take-out or jewelry boxes are a fun twist. Wooden box size for demonstration purposes is 6x6x3.5″.

-1/2 brick of wet floral oasis foam.

-Handful of sheet sphagnum moss

-Foliage as desired.

-1 bunch spray roses.

-Floral clippers or design knife.


1. Line box of choice with plastic or other watertight material.

2. Soak half of an oasis floral brick in water.

3. Place floral brick in box and secure.

4. Wet sphagnum moss and pin around the perimeter of floral foam.

5. Cut spray roses at an angle and arrange in the box. Keep them about 2-4 inches from the box top.

6. Accent your box with something fun. Ribbon, feathers, candy hearts, Valentine paper, jewelry, or cookie cutters make fun box accessories.


For a great selection of fresh flowers and home décor, visit BYU Campus Craft & Floral:

Campus Craft & Floral

1021 WSC

Provo, UT 84602

(801) 422-2840

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