DIY floral arrangements join maker movement

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

The maker movement is helping passionate amateurs get creative at home, whether it’s growing a vegetable patch or making DIY cheese. US-based FlowersByNumber is helping makers at home design floral arrangements without the need for a professional florist. Using a paint-by-numbers style template, users are provided with all the basics they need to get started, including a reusable base and foam in which to insert the flowers. Template designs, which can be chosen online and printed off, show users which flowers should be placed where, and an associated brochure provides advice on how flowers should be trimmed for effect. Currently…

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