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 industry 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 details of making floral arrangements.
For this two-part series, we talk about 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 popular arrangements. This included 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 event. Read ahead for in-depth guides to using flowers as a tasteful addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding flowers
, bridal bouquets in our next article.
Read ahead for tips on where to take programs on crafting floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers (www.aifd.org) and the Society of American Florists (www.safnow.org). 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 customers in the holiday rush, crafting DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your gift a special, personalized touch. Here are practical 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. 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 present. Boxes, bags, and buckets may even work, depending on your theme.
Put filler at the bottom of the container. Whichever container you use, insert layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll provide a solid foundation before placing the gift items in.
Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening tools, to different fruits, or personalized 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 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 own and where you placed it - in the office, living room, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a some simple and cost-efficient ways to keep them radiant and vivid in any room. We've compiled a list of these handy techniques to dress up your plant and give it an instant upgrade.
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 delicate design.
One of the fastest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and excellent for a wide range of designs. This is also the ideal choice for little ones who want to help you out!
Give your pots an instant stylish look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the edges to prevent unwanted stickiness and a neat, delicate look. There's a bunch of other materials you can use to dress up your potted plants. Some, you can even find around your home!
These include your plain burlap, spare cloth from old clothes and socks. You could even use scarves, bracelets, and even your children' cute artwork. Cut them up to an appropriate length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy custom-made pot designs!