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 industry of floristry. Then, we discussed the elements of floral arrangement, centering 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 go over the do's and do n'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 common 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 talk more about crafting floral arrangements for any occasion. Read ahead for thorough guides to using flowers as a tasteful addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding arrangements, bridal bouquets in our next article. Read ahead for advice on where to take programs on designing 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 classes 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 gift 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 make the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with standard wicker baskets, but you can pick 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. No matter what 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 range from gardening materials, to assorted fruits, or tailored packages. Put the tallest item in the center and place other items by height, and their weight. Stuff extra filler to keep it sturdy and balance out as needed. Embellish with flowers and ribbons. 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 have it - in the office, living room, nightstand, or kitchen. There's a several quick and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming and vivid in any room. We've organized 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 stores, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a handful of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant intricate design.

Paint

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

Lace

Give your pots an instant stylish look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the sides to avoid unwanted stickiness and a tidy, 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 house! These include your common burlap, spare cloth 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 personalized pot designs!


Read all about Flowers for all occasions in our next article.