How to Make Floral Arrangements (Part 2)

Floral Ornaments for Plants and Gift Baskets

In our first articles, we introduced you to the roots of the world of floristry. Then, we discussed the principles of floral arrangement, focusing on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the details of creating 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 basic step-by-step guides for typical arrangements. This involved container selection and making 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 classy addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding arrangements, bridal bouquets in our next article. Read ahead for ideas on where to take programs on making floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Society of American Florists. You can also check out other similar organizations offering courses in floristry.

How to Make a Gift Basket

Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for customers in the holiday rush, making DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your gift a distinct, personalized touch. Here are practical steps you can follow to create your own gift basket. Choose a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Selecting a theme will make it simpler to plan for and design the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with classic wicker baskets, but you can select virtually any container for your gift. 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 setting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening materials, to various fruits, or tailored packages. Put the tallest item in the center and place other items by height, and their weight. Stuff extra filler to keep it sturdy and balance out as needed. Embellish with flowers and ribbons. 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 have and where you placed it - in the office, living room, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a couple of quick and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming 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 stores, 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 simplest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and fantastic for a variety of designs. This is also the ideal choice for little ones who want to help you out!

Lace

Give your pots an instant refined look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the borders to prevent unwanted stickiness and a neat, delicate look. There's a lot of other materials you can use to dress up your potted plants. Some, you can even find around your house! These include your ordinary 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 customized pot designs!


Read all about Funeral Arrangements in our next article.