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 industry of floristry. We talked about the elements of floral arrangement, focusing on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to talk about the specifics of making floral arrangements. For this two-part series, we discuss 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 basic step-by-step guides for typical arrangements. This included 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 crafting floral arrangements for any occasion. Read ahead for detailed guides to using flowers as a tasteful addition for any occasion. Learn more about wedding florals, bridal bouquets in our next article. Read ahead for suggestions on where to take courses on crafting floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Society of American Florists. You can also consider other similar organizations offering tracks 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 present a distinct, personalized touch. Here are simple 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. Choosing a theme will make it easier to plan for and create 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 gift. Boxes, bags, and buckets may even do the job, depending on your theme. Put filler at the bottom of the container. Whatever container you use, put layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll serve as a solid foundation before putting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could vary from gardening tools, to different 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 secure 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 pleasant aesthetic.

How to Dress a Plant

It doesn't matter what plant you own and where you have it - in the office, living room, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a couple of quick and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming and vivid in any room. We've put together a list of these helpful techniques to dress up your plant and give it an instant upgrade.

Stencil art

Readily available in local art supplies outlets, 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 simplest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. Paint is very accessible and great for a wide range 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 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 place! These include your plain burlap, spare fabric from old clothes and socks. You could even work with scarves, bracelets, and even your children' cute artwork. Cut them up to a suitable length and wrap them around your pots with glue or twine string. Enjoy custom-made pot designs!


Read all about Funeral Arrangements in our next article.