In our previous blogs, we gave you a brief history on floristry. Then we looked at the basics of floral arrangements, focusing on design and color. Now, we discuss making floral designs and arrangements. With this series, we learn the do's and do n'ts of flower design. First, we look into common designs for different containers. Then, we talk about styles used by florists for various occasions.
The first part focuses on simple arrangements, like vase bouquets, corsages, and designs. We take you thru selecting flowers to making personalized designs. We will help you learn common floral arrangements for different needs. In part two, we learn how to design arrangements for specific occasions. From wedding decor to gift baskets, they are perfect for showing your creativity. Plus, nothing beats getting to help your customers with their floral needs! If you want a formal track 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 create!
Vase arrangements are more common than you think they are. Shallow bowls, rectangular containers, or the odd bucket - you got it. From centerpieces to home décor, this traditional arrangement brings life to any space. Here's how to craft an elegant but simple arrangement in vases. Select and prepare your container, greens and flowers. Start off by cutting the ends of the stems at a 45-degree angle. Set a floral foam in the base for more effective water absorption and sturdier arrangements. Place 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 put in the smaller flowers and secure them in the foam as well. Keep the arrangement steady in form and color. Awesome!
Hand-tied bouquets have always been a winner in the romance department. 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 precious for every recipient. To achieve that perfect hand-tied bunch, follow these simple steps. Select and prep your flowers and foliage. Start your arrangement by spreading out your flowers. Try to arrange them in differing sizes and lengths with 4-5 different types for the best results. Like we talked about in our last article, choose your colors first to base your flowers and foliage off of. Cut 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 place 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 types and colors and balance out as needed. Bind 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!
Styling 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 kids' prom night! Here's a step by step guide to designing corsages:.
Read all about Floral Ornaments for Plants and Gift Baskets in our next article.