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. Then, we talked about the aspects of floral arrangement, centering on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the details of creating floral arrangements. In 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 basic step-by-step guides for basic arrangements. This included container selection and creating designs based on the patrons' needs. We helped you learn how to create floral arrangements for any container.

In this second part, we discuss more about creating floral arrangements for any event. Read ahead for detailed guides to using flowers as a classy addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding arrangements, bridal bouquets in our following article. Read ahead for tips on where to take classes 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 patrons 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. Select a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Picking a theme will make it easier to structure and create 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 present. Boxes, bags, and buckets may even work, 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 tools, to various fruits, or personalized packages. Put the tallest item in the center and place other items by height, and their weight. Pack extra filler to keep it secure and balance out as needed. Embellish with flowers and ribbons. Put a few flowers and wrap ribbons. You can set 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 some simple and cost-efficient ways to keep them radiant and vivid 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 shops, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a few templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant delicate design.

Paint

One of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and great for a wide range of designs. This is also the ideal 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 avoid unwanted stickiness and a neat, delicate look. There's a bunch of other materials you can use to dress up your potted plants. Some, you can even find around your home! These include your plain burlap, spare cloth from old clothes and socks. You could even work with scarves, bracelets, and even your little ones' 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!


Read all about Flowers For All Occasions in our next article.