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 discussed the aspects of floral arrangement, concentrating on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the specifics of making floral arrangements. For this two-part series, we go over the do's and don'ts of flower arrangement. We'll find out how to use different containers and basic styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you easy step-by-step guides for typical arrangements. This included container selection and crafting designs based on the patrons' needs. We helped you learn how to create floral arrangements for any container. In this second part, we talk more about crafting floral arrangements for any celebration. Read ahead for in-depth guides to using flowers as a tasteful addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding flowers, bridal bouquets in our following article. Read ahead for suggestions on where to take programs on creating floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers (www.aifd.org) and the Society of American Florists (www.safnow.org). You can also consider other similar organizations offering classes in floristry.
How to Make a Gift Basket
Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for customers in the holiday rush, making DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your gift an unique, personalized touch. Here are simple 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 easier to structure and create the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with standard wicker baskets, but you can select 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. Whichever container you use, place layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll act as a solid foundation before putting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could range from gardening tools, to assorted fruits, or tailored packages. Put the tallest item in the center and insert 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 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, nightstand, or kitchen. There's a couple of easy and cost-efficient ways to keep them bright and lively in any room. We've put together a list of these helpful techniques to dress up your plant and give it an instant upgrade.
Readily available in local art supplies stores, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a couple of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant ornate design.
One of the simplest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and excellent for a variety of designs. This is also the perfect choice for little ones who want to help you out!
Give your pots an instant stylish 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 home! These include your ordinary burlap, spare fabric 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 How to Make Floral Arrangements (Part 1) in our next article.