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 discussed the aspects of floral arrangement, focusing on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the details of making floral arrangements. In this two-part series, we talk about the do's and don'ts of flower arrangement. We'll learn how to use different containers and common styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you simple step-by-step guides for common arrangements. This involved container selection and creating designs based on the customers' needs. We helped you learn how to create 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 classy addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding arrangements, bridal bouquets in our next article. Read ahead for suggestions on where to take programs on making 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 programs in floristry.

How to Make a Gift Basket

Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for customers in the holiday rush, creating DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your present an unique, personalized touch. Here are simple steps you can follow to make your own gift basket. Choose a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Choosing a theme will make it simpler to plan for and design 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 present. Boxes, bags, and buckets may even do the job, depending on your theme. Put filler at the bottom of the container. Whatever container you use, put layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll serve as a solid foundation before putting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening materials, to various fruits, or personalized packages. Put the tallest item in the center and insert other items by height, and their weight. Pack 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 pleasant 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 easy and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming and vibrant in any room. We've organized a list of these handy techniques to dress up your plant and give it an instant upgrade.

Stencil art

Readily available in local art supplies outlets, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a handful of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant ornate design.

Paint

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

Lace

Give your pots an instant refined look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the borders to avoid unwanted stickiness and a clean, 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 cloth from old clothes and socks. You could even use scarves, bracelets, and even your little ones' cute artwork. Cut them up to a fitting 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.