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 industry of floristry. We talked about the elements of floral arrangement, focusing on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the specifics of creating floral arrangements. In 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 popular arrangements. This involved container selection and making designs based on the clients' 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 celebration. Read ahead for in-depth 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 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 classes 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 present a distinct, personalized touch. Here are practical 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. Selecting a theme will make it easier to plan for and design the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with traditional 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. Whichever container you use, set layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll provide a sturdy foundation before placing the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening supplies, to assorted fruits, or custom packages. Put the tallest item in the center and place other items by height, and their weight. Pack 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 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 have it - in the office, living room, nightstand, or kitchen. There's a several quick and cost-efficient ways to keep them radiant and vibrant in any room. We've organized a list of these helpful 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 great for a variety of designs. This is also the perfect choice for kids 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 ton 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 use scarves, bracelets, and even your little ones' cute artwork. Cut them up to a suitable length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy custom-made pot designs!


Read all about Funeral Arrangements in our next article.