In our previous blogs, we gave you a brief history on floristry. Then we talked about the basics of floral arrangements, focusing on design and color. Now, we discuss making floral designs and arrangements. In this series, we learn the do's and do n'ts of flower design. First, we look at common designs for different containers. Then, we talk about styles used by florists for various occasions. The first part focuses on common arrangements, like vase bouquets, designs, and corsages. We take you thru choosing flowers to making custom designs. We will help you learn common floral arrangements for different needs.
In part two, we learn how to create arrangements for specific occasions. From wedding decor to gift baskets, they are great for showing your creativity. Plus, nothing beats getting to help your customers with their floral needs! If you want a formal course on designing floral arrangements, read ahead. Look at the American Institute of Floral Designers or the AIFD, and the Society of American Florists, and many more. Keep reading for detailed guides on basic flower arrangements. Unleash your artistic side and put a personal touch to every floral design you make!
Vase arrangements are more common than you think they are. Shallow bowls, square containers, or the odd bucket - you got it. From centerpieces to home décor, this classic arrangement brings life to any space. Here's how to create an elegant but simple arrangement in vases. Select and prepare your container, flowers and greens. Start off by cutting the ends of the stems at a 45-degree angle. Set a floral foam in the base for more efficient water absorption and sturdier arrangements. Put in the foliage and main flowers. Secure them in the floral foam and repeat 2-3 times as you want. Place the accent flowers in. Turn the vase around as you place the smaller flowers and secure them in the foam. Keep the arrangement balanced in form and color. Awesome!
Hand-tied bouquets have always been a success in the romance department. First dates? Anniversaries? Wedding proposals? The inevitable "I'm Sorry" bouquets? Whatever it is, you won't go wrong with a hand-tied bouquet. Its hand-picked blossoms and delicate arrangement makes any bouquet unique for every recipient. To get that perfect hand-tied bunch, follow these simple steps. Pick and prep your flowers and foliage. Begin your arrangement by spreading out your flowers. Try to arrange them in differing sizes and lengths with 4-5 various types for the best results. Like we discussed in our last article, choose your colors first to base your flowers and foliage off of. Snip the ends of the stems at a 45-degree angle. Then remove excess leaves and thorns for easy handling. Take a stem of foliage and set your main flower flush against it. Insert your accent flowers and angle them towards the center. Turn the arrangement and continue until all sides have accents. Add the other accents in according to their colors and types and balance out as needed. Tie the top of the stems with string and ribbon. Cut the ends at the same length to let the bouquet stand on its own. Perfect!
Designing corsages is a valuable skill that helps you improve your floristry skills. You can use it for baby showers, a mom-to-be, or your children' prom night! Here's a step by step guide to creating corsages:.
Read all about Floral Ornaments for Plants and Gift Baskets in our next article.