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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. Then, we discussed the aspects of floral arrangement, centering on the use of color and design. Now, we're going to discuss the specifics of creating 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 typical styles for various occasions.

In Part 1, we gave you basic step-by-step guides for popular 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 talk more about making 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 advice on where to take programs on designing 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 buyers in the holiday rush, crafting 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.

Select a theme. Whatever works - gardening, fruits, new house, new baby, or the holiday season. Picking a theme will make it simpler to plan for and create the basket. Find a basket or container. You can't go wrong with traditional wicker baskets, but you can select 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. Whatever container you use, put layers of crumpled paper or any filler at the bottom. They'll serve as a stable foundation before setting the gift items in. Put in and arrange your gift items. This could range from gardening materials to assorted fruits, or tailored 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 flowers and ribbons. Put a few flowers and wrap ribbons. You can set 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 are several simple and cost-efficient ways to keep them bright 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, the stencil is very flexible for use. Cut out a handful of templates and paste on your potted plants for an instant intricate design.



One of the fastest and cost-effective ways to dress up plants. The paint is very accessible and fantastic for a wide variety of designs. This is also the best choice for kids who want to help you out!



Give your pots an instantly stylish look with lace wrapped around it! Paste with care at the borders to avoid unwanted stickiness and a tidy, delicate look. There are a lot of other materials you can use to dress up your potted plants. Some, you can even find around your home!

These include your ordinary 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 custom-made pot designs!


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