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DIY Bliss: Build Your Own Bouquet with Courtney Sixx

DIY Bliss: Build Your Own Bouquet with Courtney Sixx

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From the soothing strums of a favorite album to the vibrant hues of a freshly cut bouquet, the ambiance of our environments can deeply influence our moods and mental health. As a child, Saturdays were a highlight in my family’s home, transformed into a sanctuary by my mother’s ritualistic creation of floral arrangements. While my father bravely battled Parkinson’s, my mother orchestrated a symphony of colors and scents throughout our home, from the kitchen to the living room. These weren’t just decorations; they were a testament to her resilience and a weekly refuge that uplifted all our spirits.

Drawing on this personal experience, I recognize the profound impact that Courtney Sixx and Amy Nebens are making with Bouquet Box. Their initiative enables everyone to tap into the therapeutic and creative joys of DIY floral arranging.

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Amy and Courtney to delve into the roots of their flourishing venture. During our discussion, we explored how they’ve intertwined passion with business, the advantages of their partnership, and what the future holds for Bouquet Box. Additionally, we’re excited to unveil a new monthly series that Breathe is launching in collaboration with Amy and Courtney, bringing this transformative craft to more people across Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta.

For anyone looking to enhance their living space or find a refreshing outlet for stress relief, Courtney and Amy provide the tools and insights needed to build your own bouquet. This isn’t just about arranging flowers; it’s about unlocking a source of joy and tranquility that, much like the music and flowers in my childhood home, can elevate the energy of any environment.

The Science of Flowers – More Than Just Aesthetic

The enchanting presence of flowers in our lives extends beyond mere decoration; they are powerful conduits for enhancing emotional well-being and fostering social connections. Emerging research continues to unveil the profound impact that flowers have on our mood and stress levels.

Scientific Evidence:

Research from Rutgers University has illuminated the notable effects flowers have on our emotional health. According to Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and director of the Human Emotions Lab at Rutgers, “Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room. They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere.” This study observed that participants felt less depressed, anxious, and agitated after receiving flowers, reporting enhanced enjoyment and life satisfaction.

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Another study published in Evolutionary Psychology emphasizes the immediate and lasting benefits of floral interactions. “Elderly participants receiving flowers showed remarkable improvements in their episodic memory and experienced elevations in their mood,” the research highlighted, suggesting that flowers could play a role in emotional rejuvenation.

The Psychological Impact:

“The act of giving and receiving flowers can forge intimate connections and foster positive social interactions among friends and family,” explains Dr. Haviland-Jones. Her research underlines how flowers are not merely passive decorations but active components in the development of positive social bonds.

The Healing Power of Fragrance:

Beyond their visual appeal, flowers can also affect us through their scents. “Aromatic compounds derived from flowers are frequently utilized in aromatherapy to address issues like anxiety and depression,” notes Dr. Haviland-Jones. These natural fragrances are not just pleasant; they’re potent agents for relaxation and stress reduction, contributing to greater mental and emotional well-being.

In summarizing the extensive benefits of flowers, Dr. Haviland-Jones states, “What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way.”

Meet the Experts – Courtney Sixx and Amy Nebens

Courtney Sixx, a stalwart in the DIY community and a vibrant personality in the floral arrangement world, brings a rich tapestry of creativity and innovation to Bouquet Box. Known for her seamless blend of rock ‘n’ roll glam and delicate floral aesthetics, Courtney views floral arranging not just as an art form but as a therapeutic practice. “Flowers are a powerful tool for self-expression and healing,” Courtney explains. “Creating a bouquet is like composing a visual poem, where each bloom can uplift and inspire.”

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Courtney graces the carpets of endless celebrity events, drawing inspiration for her future projects. With a background in modeling and film production, the LA native returned to her greatest passion, DIY, and has since been creating spectacular projects across Hollywood and beyond. As a contributing editor for Martha Stewart, she has produced editorial content for entertaining, weddings, and floral design, even designing the flowers for her own wedding to Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, with assistance from Mark’s Garden. This prolific design studio, known for decorating countless high-profile events like the Oscars and Golden Globes, has been a significant part of her journey. Courtney’s extensive appearances on platforms such as Good Day LA and Entertainment Tonight, along with her contributions to major magazines and her popular iHeartRadio show, highlight her influence and expertise in the DIY and floral design spheres.

Amy Nebens, joining Courtney in this blooming venture, brings her extensive editorial experience from top lifestyle publications to the table. Amy emphasizes the role of DIY in empowering individuals. “There’s something incredibly satisfying about using your hands to craft something beautiful from nature,” she says. Together, they advocate for the emotional and psychological benefits of engaging with flowers, which they believe can transform mundane into extraordinary with just a touch of creativity and care.

Partnering with Sustainable Sources: Bouquet Box is committed to sustainability, partnering with eco-friendly, sustainable, and Rainforest Alliance certified farms in Ecuador and Colombia. These regions are celebrated for their world-famous roses and other blooms, grown under near-perfect conditions, ensuring that every Bouquet Box arrangement is not only beautiful but also environmentally conscious.

Build Your Own Bouquet – A Monthly Creative Escape

Introducing “Blossom Talks,” our enchanting new monthly series that merges the art of floral arranging with engaging conversations among peers and experts in the field. Each session promises an evening filled with insightful discussions, hands-on creativity, and the chance to meet and mingle with inspiring guests. Our series will debut in the vibrant city of Miami, with the exact location to be announced shortly. Designed for both seasoned florists and newcomers alike, “Blossom Talks” aims to provide a platform for creativity and connection in an inviting and dynamic environment.


Building your own bouquet is more than just a craft; it’s a gateway to mindfulness and personal expression. The act of choosing, arranging, and caring for flowers can transform ordinary moments into sessions of serene creativity. Engaging with the DIY floral community opens up a world of possibilities for learning and growth, all while fostering a sense of accomplishment and inner peace.

Courtney Sixx and Amy Nebens reflect on the movement they’ve championed, observing the profound effect it has on individuals’ well-being. “Floral DIY isn’t just a hobby; it’s a form of therapy, a way to connect with nature and calm our busiest days,” Courtney shares. Amy adds, “Seeing the joy and pride on someone’s face as they craft their own bouquet is incredibly rewarding. It’s about empowering people to create beauty in their lives and the lives of those around them.”

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this unique experience. Whether you’re looking to refine your floral skills, meet like-minded creatives, or simply enjoy a peaceful escape from the daily grind, “Blossom Talks” is the perfect setting. Sign up for our next session and start your journey into the art of floral arranging. For more information and resources, visit our website and join our community of aspiring and seasoned florists. Let’s bloom together!

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