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, concentrating on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the details of creating floral arrangements. In this two-part series, we talk about the do's and don'ts of flower arrangement. We'll learn how to use different containers and basic styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you simple step-by-step guides for popular arrangements. This included 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 celebration. Read ahead for detailed guides to using flowers as a stylish addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding flowers, bridal bouquets in our following article. Read ahead for ideas on where to take programs on making 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 programs in floristry.

How to Make a Gift Basket

Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for buyers in the holiday rush, making DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your present an unique, personalized touch. Here are practical 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. Picking a theme will make it easier to plan for and create 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 do the job, depending on your theme. Put filler at the bottom of the container. No matter what container you use, put layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll provide a stable foundation before putting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could go from gardening supplies, to various fruits, or personalized 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 flowers and ribbons. Put a few flowers and wrap ribbons. You can place 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, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a some simple and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming and lively in any room. We've organized 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 shops, 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 simplest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and great for a variety of designs. This is also the ideal 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 borders to prevent unwanted stickiness and a neat, 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 place! These include your plain burlap, spare fabric from old clothes and socks. You could even work with scarves, bracelets, and even your kids' cute artwork. Cut them up to a fitting length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy customized pot designs!


Read all about Flowers for All Occasions 101 in our next article.