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. Then, we discussed the aspects of floral arrangement, centering on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the details of crafting 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 typical styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you simple step-by-step guides for basic arrangements. This involved container selection and crafting 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 crafting 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 flowers, bridal bouquets in our next article. Read ahead for suggestions on where to take courses on creating floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Society of American Florists. You can also look at other similar organizations offering courses in floristry.

How to Make a Gift Basket

Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for buyers in the holiday rush, crafting DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your present an unique, personalized touch. Here are practical steps you can follow to create your own gift basket. Pick a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Picking a theme will make it simpler to structure and create the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with classic wicker baskets, but you can pick 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. No matter what container you use, put layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll act as a strong foundation before setting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could vary from gardening tools, to various fruits, or personalized packages. Put the tallest item in the center and insert other items by height, and their weight. Stuff extra filler to keep it sturdy 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 nice aesthetic.

How to Dress a Plant

It doesn't matter what plant you have and where you have it - in the office, living room, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a couple of quick and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming 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 shops, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a couple of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant intricate design.

Paint

One of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and excellent for a variety of designs. This is also the best 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 edges to prevent unwanted stickiness and a tidy, delicate look. There's a plenty 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 work with 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!


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