Get your creativity flowing by crafting some absolutely gorg floral bouquets for V-Day—all while keeping the safety of your pet in mind. In this guide, we'll explore the art of creating pet-safe bouquets, perfect for the modern pet parent.
Your floral game needs to be safe
Before we dive into the vibrant world of floral arrangements, we’re going to give you the low-down on why choosing pet-safe flowers is crucial. Many common and popular flowers we see at the florists can be risky for our curious friends—especially if they’re apt to chew on everything.
Some popular but toxic florals include lilies, tulips, and azaleas. Whether you’re doing some major like renovating your home, or just placing a bouquet of flowers on a vintage side table, we gotta keep our pet pod in mind as responsible parents.
Select pet-safe flowers that are a total vibe
Now, let's explore a bouquet of blooms that not only add a touch of romance but are also safe for your pets. Opt for flowers like roses, sunflowers, and orchids, which are known to be pet-friendly. These choices can coexist harmoniously with our soulful sidekicks and curious copilots.
Valentine’s bouquet inspirations
Looking for some inspo? We've got bloom suggestions to keep your soulmate - and your soulful sidekick - happy.
Use roses in various hues as the base of your arrangement.
Add sprigs of baby's breath for a delicate touch.
Wrap it all together with a ribbon for that classic and romantic look.
Include toxic flowers like lilies or azaleas in the arrangement.
Use any filler or greenery that may be harmful to pets.
Create a vibrant and stunning arrangement with pet-friendly sunflowers.
Combine sunflowers with daisies and eucalyptus for a cheerful and stylish bouquet.
Incorporate flowers like tulips, which can be toxic to pets.
Overlook the potential toxicity of certain leaves or stems.
Go for the exotic beauty of pet-safe orchids.
Pair orchids with lavender and ferns for an elegant and sophisticated Valentine's Day bouquet.
Use flowers with known pet toxicity; ensure the orchids are pet-safe.
Include any plants or flowers that may be poisonous or pose any type of risk.
Remember to choose flowers that are safe for pets, avoiding any potentially harmful blooms. Additionally, when creating your bouquets, be mindful of the entire composition, ensuring that every element is pet-friendly.
Select the right vase (especially if you are a proud cat parent)
When it comes to showing off your pet-safe bouquets on the ‘gram, your choice of vases plays a crucial role in maintaining both style and safety (especially if you have a cat that loves to knock everything over).
A vase with a sturdy base can help prevent curious paws from tipping them over. Consider heavier or wider vases that provide stability and reduce the risk of floral mishaps. Strategic placement is key, especially if you have curious feline companions.
Choose elevated surfaces or secure shelves to display your floral masterpieces, keeping them out of reach from inquisitive cats. Embrace creativity in both your vase selection and placement, ensuring a pet-friendly and visually appealing atmosphere that seamlessly integrates love, style, and the safety of your curious copilots.
Pet-safe love with every bloom
As you unleash your creativity this Valentine's Day, revel in the joy of crafting bouquets that not only symbolize love but also prioritize the safety of your pets.
A pet-safe home is a happy home, and what better way to celebrate love than by creating a space that embraces both style and the well-being of your squad.
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Aimee Ellis is a New Jersey native living in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and crew of four cats. When she isn't writing for Figo, you can find her drinking seltzer, crocheting, and watching reality TV.