Although Floral & Hearty is based in South Florida, with two locations in Coral Springs and Boca Ration, we ship silk flowers and plants nationwide. So if you’re thinking of sending someone one of our items as a holiday gift, we’ve got you covered anywhere in the U.S. Of course, we use utmost precaution when it comes to carefully packaging and shipping your order. And if there’s ever unexpected damage, you can always just let us know and we can repair or replace your mishandled item as soon as possible.
But what if you’re moving and want to know the best way to preserve and pack your silk arrangement. Or perhaps you’re sending it off to a friend because you’re redecorating the house and ready to trade out your previous silk plant display for something new from Floral & Hearty.
Whatever your reason may be for shipping silk flowers on your own, you’ll want to know the best way to do it without damaging the delicate stems and petals or ruining the carrying vessel (planter, vase, etc.). Here’s how:
- The first thing you’ll want to do is be sure your box is close to the size of the item itself. You don’t want a lot of wiggle room for your item to bump around!
- Next, you’ll want to anchor the base very tightly. You can pack it in on all sides with stiff Styrofoam that can be found at any craft store. You want this to be set in the very center of the box rather than one side or a corner.
- Packing peanuts are going to be your friend when it comes to the flower or leaves portion of your item. These can fill in all the extra spaces between individual branches and stems to pad each one and keep them upright. Don’t hesitate to put these in every crevice and pack them in tightly (with just a bit of breathing room so nothing gets cramped).
- You can also stabilize broad leaves and long stems with pipe cleaners or wire – just don’t adhere these too tightly so that they’re hard to remove or actually cause the silk to strain beneath or against them. Since these aren’t supposed to be part of the arrangement, you can tuck a little note into the package to explain how to carefully unload and display it upon its arrival. You can also include helpful tips about how to dust off flowers in case the packing materials have left any residue.
- Don’t forget to mark the box with “Fragile” and “This End Up”!
Looking for extra tips or wondering how you can order silk flowers for a friend to arrive in time for the holidays? Just contact us; we’re happy to offer suggestions and help.