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. Then, 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. In this two-part series, we discuss the do's and don'ts of flower arrangement. We'll learn 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 included container selection and creating designs based on the patrons' needs. We helped you learn how to make floral arrangements for any container.

In this second part, we talk more about making floral arrangements for any occasion. Read ahead for thorough guides to using flowers as a tasteful addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding florals, bridal bouquets in our following article. Read ahead for advice on where to take classes on crafting floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Society of American Florists. You can also consider other similar organizations offering classes 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 simple steps you can follow to make your own gift basket. Pick 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 make the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with standard wicker baskets, but you can choose 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. Whatever container you use, insert layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll act as a solid foundation before placing the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening materials, to assorted 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 ribbons and flowers. 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 own and where you placed it - in the office, living room, nightstand, or kitchen. There's a some easy and cost-efficient ways to keep them radiant and vivid in any room. We've put together a list of these useful 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 delicate design.

Paint

One of the simplest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and excellent for a large range of designs. This is also the perfect choice for little ones who want to help you out!

Lace

Give your pots an instant sophisticated look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the sides to avoid unwanted stickiness and a clean, 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 ordinary burlap, spare fabric from old clothes and socks. You could even work with scarves, bracelets, and even your kids' cute artwork. Cut them up to an appropriate length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy personalized pot designs!


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