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 world 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 specifics of designing floral arrangements. For 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 common styles for various occasions. In Part 1, we gave you simple step-by-step guides for typical arrangements. This included container selection and crafting designs based on the customers' needs. We helped you learn how to create floral arrangements for any container.

In this second part, we talk more about making floral arrangements for any occasion. Read ahead for detailed guides to using flowers as a stylish addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding florals, bridal bouquets in our following article. Read ahead for tips on where to take classes 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, creating DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your gift a distinct, personalized touch. Here are basic steps you can follow to craft your own gift basket. Pick 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 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. No matter what container you use, place layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll serve as a strong foundation before setting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could vary from gardening tools, to assorted fruits, or tailored packages. Put the tallest item in the center and put in other items by height, and their weight. Pack 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 set them on the handles or around the container for a lovely aesthetic.

How to Dress a Plant

It doesn't matter what plant you own and where you placed it - in the office, living room, nightstand, or kitchen. There's a couple of quick and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming and vibrant in any room. We've put together 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 few templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant ornate design.

Paint

One of the fastest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and excellent for a wide range of designs. This is also the best choice for little ones who want to help you out!

Lace

Give your pots an instant sophisticated look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the sides to prevent unwanted stickiness and a tidy, delicate look. There's a bunch of other materials you can use to dress up your potted plants. Some, you can even find around your house! These include your ordinary 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 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 in our next article.