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, focusing on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to discuss the specifics of crafting floral arrangements. In this two-part series, we discuss the do's and don'ts of flower arrangement. We'll learn how to use different containers and typical styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you simple step-by-step guides for popular arrangements. This involved container selection and creating designs based on the patrons' needs. We helped you learn how to make 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 tasteful addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding flowers, bridal bouquets in our next article. Read ahead for advice on where to take courses 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 courses in floristry.

How to Make a Gift Basket

Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for patrons in the holiday rush, crafting DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your present a distinct, personalized touch. Here are practical 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. Selecting a theme will make it simpler to structure and craft 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 do the job, depending on your theme. Put filler at the bottom of the container. Whichever container you use, put layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll provide a solid foundation before putting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could range from gardening materials, to different fruits, or tailored packages. Put the tallest item in the center and insert other items by height, and their weight. Stuff 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 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 several simple and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming and lively in any room. We've rounded up a list of these practical 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 ornate design.

Paint

One of the easiest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and fantastic for a large range of designs. This is also the best choice for children who want to help you out!

Lace

Give your pots an instant sophisticated look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the borders to avoid unwanted stickiness and a clean, 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 plain burlap, spare cloth from old clothes and socks. You could even work with scarves, bracelets, and even your kids' 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.