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. We talked about the elements of floral arrangement, concentrating on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to discuss the specifics of designing floral arrangements. For this two-part series, we discuss the do's and don'ts of flower arrangement. We'll find out how to use different containers and basic styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you easy step-by-step guides for basic arrangements. This involved container selection and creating designs based on the clients' needs. We helped you learn how to make floral arrangements for any container.

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

How to Make a Gift Basket

Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for buyers in the holiday rush, making DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your gift a special, personalized touch. Here are basic steps you can follow to craft your own gift basket. Choose a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Choosing a theme will make it easier to plan for and create the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with standard wicker baskets, but you can select virtually any container for your gift. Boxes, bags, and buckets may even work, depending on your theme. Put filler at the bottom of the container. No matter what container you use, place layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll serve as a solid foundation before putting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening tools, to different fruits, or tailored packages. Put the tallest item in the center and insert other items by height, and their weight. Pack 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 put 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 simple and cost-efficient ways to keep them radiant and vibrant in any room. We've compiled a list of these handy techniques to dress up your plant and give it an instant upgrade.

Stencil art

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

Paint

One of the easiest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and excellent for a variety of designs. This is also the ideal choice for children who want to help you out!

Lace

Give your pots an instant refined look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the edges to avoid unwanted stickiness and a neat, 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 house! These include your plain 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 suitable length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy personalized pot designs!


Read all about Funeral Arrangements in our next article.