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. Then, we talked about the aspects of floral arrangement, centering 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 go over 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 basic step-by-step guides for basic 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 making floral arrangements for any occasion. Read ahead for in-depth 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 advice on where to take programs on crafting floral arrangements. This includes the American Institute of Floral Designers and the Society of American Florists. You can also check out other similar organizations offering classes in floristry.

How to Make a Gift Basket

Whether it's for yourself, your friends, or for buyers in the holiday rush, crafting DIY baskets is fun and easy. Plus, it gives your gift an unique, personalized touch. Here are simple steps you can follow to create 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 select virtually any container for your present. Boxes, bags, and buckets may even work, 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 act 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 custom packages. Put the tallest item in the center and place 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 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 placed it - in the office, living room, kitchen, or nightstand. There's a couple of quick and cost-efficient ways to keep them beaming and lively in any room. We've compiled 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 stores, stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a couple of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant intricate design.

Paint

One of the fastest 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 little ones who want to help you out!

Lace

Give your pots an instant refined look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the sides 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 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 customized pot designs!


Read all about Flowers For All Occasions in our next article.