How to Make Floral Arrangements (Part 2)

Floral Ornaments for Plants and Gift Baskets

In our first articles, we introduced you to the origins of the industry of floristry. Then, we discussed the aspects of floral arrangement, concentrating on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to discuss the specifics of designing floral arrangements. In this two-part series, we go over 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 simple step-by-step guides for typical arrangements. This involved container selection and crafting designs based on the clients' needs. We helped you learn how to create floral arrangements for any container.

In this second part, we discuss more about crafting floral arrangements for any event. Read ahead for thorough guides to using flowers as a tasteful addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding florals, bridal bouquets in our next article. Read ahead for advice on where to take courses on making 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 courses 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 gift a distinct, personalized touch. Here are basic 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 simpler to plan for and craft the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with traditional wicker baskets, but you can select 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, set layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll act as a sturdy foundation before setting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could vary from gardening tools, to various fruits, or personalized packages. Put the tallest item in the center and place other items by height, and their weight. Stuff extra filler to keep it stable and balance out as needed. Embellish with flowers and ribbons. Put a few flowers and wrap ribbons. You can place them on the handles or around the container for a pleasant aesthetic.

How to Dress a Plant

It doesn't matter what plant you have and where you placed it - in the office, living room, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a few quick and cost-efficient ways to keep them radiant and vivid in any room. We've organized 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 shops, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a couple of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant ornate design.

Paint

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

Lace

Give your pots an instant stylish look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the borders to avoid unwanted stickiness and a clean, 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 common burlap, spare fabric from old clothes and socks. You could even use scarves, bracelets, and even your children' cute artwork. Cut them up to a suitable length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy custom-made pot designs!


Read all about Funeral Arrangements in our next article.