How to Make Floral Arrangements (Part 1).
Flower Ornaments For Any Occasion.
In our previous blogs, we gave you a brief history on floristry. Then we went over the basics of floral arrangements, focusing on design and color. Now, we discuss making floral designs and arrangements. For this series, we learn the do's and do n'ts of flower design. First, we explore common designs for different containers. Then, we talk about styles used by florists for various occasions. The first part focuses on simple arrangements, like vase bouquets, designs, and corsages. We take you thru choosing flowers to making custom designs. We will help you learn common floral arrangements for different needs.
In part two, we learn how to make arrangements for specific occasions. From wedding decor to gift baskets, they are great for showing your creativity. Plus, nothing beats getting to help your customers with their floral needs! Read ahead if you want a formal program on designing floral arrangements. Look into the American Institute of Floral Designers or the AIFD, and the Society of American Florists, to name a few. Keep reading for detailed tutorials on basic flower arrangements. Unleash your artistic side and put in a personal touch to every floral design you make!
Simple Assorted Container/Vase Arrangement.
Vase arrangements are more common than you think they are. Shallow bowls, rectangular containers, or the odd bucket - you got it. From centerpieces to home décor, this classic arrangement brings life to any space. Here's how to create a simple but elegant arrangement in vases. Select and prepare your container, greens and flowers. Start off by cutting the ends of the stems at a 45-degree angle. Put a floral foam in the base for more efficient water absorption and sturdier arrangements. Insert the foliage and main flowers. Secure them in the floral foam and repeat 2-3 times as you want. Place the accent flowers in. Turn the vase around as you put in the smaller flowers and secure them in the foam. Keep the arrangement levelled in form and color. Awesome!
Hand-tied bouquets have always been a winner in the romance department. Dates? Anniversaries? Wedding proposals? The inevitable "I'm Sorry" bouquets? Whatever it is, you won't go wrong with a hand-tied bouquet. Its hand-picked flowers and delicate arrangement makes any bouquet unique for every recipient. To get that perfect hand-tied bunch, follow these simple steps. Choose and prepare your flowers and foliage. Start your arrangement by laying out your flowers. Try to arrange them in differing sizes and lengths with 4-5 various types for the best results. Like we talked about in our last article, pick your colors first to base your flowers and foliage off of. Snip the ends of the stems at a 45-degree angle. Then take away excess leaves and thorns for easy handling. Take a stem of foliage and set your main flower flush against it. Insert your accent flowers and angle them towards the center. Turn the arrangement and repeat until all sides have accents. Add the other accents in according to their colors and types and balance out as needed. Tie the top of the stems with string and ribbon. Cut the ends at the same length to let the bouquet stand on its own. Perfect!
Wrist Corsage or Boutonniere Set.
Designing corsages is an useful skill that helps you improve your floristry skills. You can use it for baby showers, a mom-to-be, or your children' prom night! Here's a step by step guide to crafting corsages:.
- Select and prepare your flowers. Like any arrangement, keep your stems fresh and snip off the ends at a 45-degree angle at 2 inches long.
- Make a bundle in any style. Let your creative juices flow and make your own bunch.
- Secure the arrangement. Bind your flower bunch with green floral tape and again with a ribbon around the stems.
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