How to Make Floral Arrangements (Part 2)

Floral Ornaments for Plants and Gift Baskets

In our first articles, we introduced you to the origins of the industry of floristry. We talked about the elements of floral arrangement, concentrating 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 common styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you simple step-by-step guides for popular 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 making floral arrangements for any celebration. Read ahead for detailed 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 classes on making floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Society of American Florists. You can also consider 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 simple steps you can follow to create your own gift basket. Select a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Choosing a theme will make it simpler to structure and make the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with classic wicker baskets, but you can choose virtually any container for your present. 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, insert layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll act as a stable foundation before setting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening tools, to different fruits, or personalized packages. Put the tallest item in the center and put in other items by height, and their weight. Stuff extra filler to keep it secure and balance out as needed. Embellish with ribbons and flowers. Put a few flowers and wrap ribbons. You can put them on the handles or around the container for a lovely aesthetic.

How to Dress a Plant

It doesn't matter what plant you have and where you placed it - in the office, living room, nightstand, or kitchen. There's a couple of simple and cost-efficient ways to keep them radiant and vibrant in any room. We've compiled a list of these practical 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 few templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant intricate design.

Paint

One of the fastest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and great for a wide variety of designs. This is also the ideal choice for little ones who want to help you out!

Lace

Give your pots an instant refined look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the sides to prevent unwanted stickiness and a neat, 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 children' cute artwork. Cut them up to an appropriate length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy customized pot designs!


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