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. We talked about the elements of floral arrangement, centering on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to discuss the details of making floral arrangements. For this two-part series, we discuss 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 easy step-by-step guides for basic arrangements. This involved container selection and making 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 crafting floral arrangements for any event. 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 tips on where to take programs on crafting 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 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 a distinct, personalized touch. Here are practical steps you can follow to craft 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 plan for and design the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with traditional wicker baskets, but you can pick 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. Whichever container you use, place layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll provide a sturdy foundation before setting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening supplies, to assorted fruits, or custom packages. Put the tallest item in the center and insert other items by height, and their weight. Pack extra filler to keep it stable and balance out as needed. Embellish with ribbons and flowers. Put a few flowers and wrap ribbons. You can set 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, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a some simple and cost-efficient ways to keep them bright and vibrant in any room. We've rounded up a list of these useful 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 couple of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant delicate design.

Paint

One of the simplest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and great for a wide variety of designs. This is also the best 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 prevent unwanted stickiness and a clean, 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 place! These include your plain burlap, spare cloth from old clothes and socks. You could even work with scarves, bracelets, and even your children' cute artwork. Cut them up to a suitable length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy customized pot designs!


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