How to Make Floral Arrangements (Part 2)

Floral Ornaments for Plants and Gift Baskets

In our first articles, we introduced you to the beginnings of the world of floristry. Then, we talked about the aspects of floral arrangement, concentrating on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to discuss the details of making floral arrangements. For this two-part series, we talk about the do's and do n'ts of flower arrangement. We'll learn how to use different containers and typical styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you easy step-by-step guides for basic arrangements. This involved container selection and crafting designs based on the patrons' needs. We helped you learn how to create floral arrangements for any container.

In this second part, we discuss more about making floral arrangements for any occasion. Read ahead for thorough guides to using flowers as a tasteful addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding flowers, bridal bouquets in our following article. Read ahead for suggestions on where to take courses on crafting floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Society of American Florists. You can also look at other similar organizations offering programs in floristry.

How to Make a Gift Basket

Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for patrons in the holiday rush, creating DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your present an unique, personalized touch. Here are simple steps you can follow to create your own gift basket. Select a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Picking a theme will make it easier to structure and make the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with traditional wicker baskets, but you can choose virtually any container for your present. Boxes, bags, and buckets may even do the job, depending on your theme. Put filler at the bottom of the container. Whichever container you use, put layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll act as a stable foundation before placing the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could vary from gardening supplies, to different fruits, or tailored packages. Put the tallest item in the center and place other items by height, and their weight. Pack extra filler to keep it stable and balance out as needed. Embellish with ribbons and flowers. Put a few flowers and wrap ribbons. You can set them on the handles or around the container for a lovely aesthetic.

How to Dress a Plant

It doesn't matter what plant you own and where you have it - in the office, living room, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a some easy and cost-efficient ways to keep them bright and vibrant in any room. We've put together a list of these practical techniques to dress up your plant and give it an instant upgrade.

Stencil art

Readily available in local art supplies stores, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a couple of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant delicate design.

Paint

One of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and great for a wide range of designs. This is also the best choice for kids who want to help you out!

Lace

Give your pots an instant sophisticated look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the edges to prevent unwanted stickiness and a tidy, delicate look. There's a plenty of other materials you can use to dress up your potted plants. Some, you can even find around your place! These include your ordinary burlap, spare cloth from old clothes and socks. You could even use scarves, bracelets, and even your kids' cute artwork. Cut them up to a fitting length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy personalized pot designs!


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