How to Make Floral Arrangements (Part 2)
Floral Ornaments for Plants and Gift Baskets
In our first articles, we introduced you to the origins of the world of floristry. We talked about the elements of floral arrangement, centering on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the specifics of crafting floral arrangements. For 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 basic step-by-step guides for common arrangements. This involved container selection and creating designs based on the clients' needs. We helped you learn how to make floral arrangements for any container. In this second part, we discuss more about creating 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 ideas on where to take programs on making 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 check out other similar organizations offering courses in floristry.
How to Make a Gift Basket
Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for buyers in the holiday rush, creating DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your gift a distinct, personalized touch. Here are basic steps you can follow to create your own gift basket. Choose a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Choosing a theme will make it easier to plan for and make the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with classic 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 strong foundation before placing the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could range from gardening materials, to various fruits, or personalized packages. Put the tallest item in the center and put in 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 pleasant aesthetic.
How to Dress a Plant
It doesn't matter what plant you own and where you placed it - in the office, living room, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a several easy and cost-efficient ways to keep them radiant and lively in any room. We've put together a list of these practical techniques to dress up your plant and give it an instant upgrade.
Readily available in local art supplies outlets, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a few templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant delicate design.
One of the simplest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and excellent for a wide variety of designs. This is also the perfect choice for children who want to help you out!
Give your pots an instant refined look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the borders to avoid unwanted stickiness and a tidy, 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 common burlap, spare fabric from old clothes and socks. You could even use scarves, bracelets, and even your little ones' cute artwork. Cut them up to a fitting 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.