How To: Use basic Ikebana flower arranging techniques

Ikebana flower arranging might be the most sophisticated of the surprisingly diverse and deep flower-arranging arts, and takes a lifetime to master. If you want to use some of the basic principles to make your own flower arrangements look distinguished though, watch this video. It will show you the basics of beginners Ikebana

How To: Make a bouquet using a bouquet holder

In this flower arrangement tutorial, Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a fresh flower bouquet using a tussy mussy bouquet holder. This is a great bouquet holder that is more comfortable to carry through out a wedding. Watch this how to video and you can create a beautiful bouquet with a tussy mussy bouquet holder.

How To: Arrange flowers in the ikebana style

Discover the art of Japanese flower arrangement with this instructional flower video. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form which nature and humanity are brought together. Watch as the instructor simply arranges these flowers in the style of Ikebana. Follow along and create your own Ikebana flower arrangements.

How To: Make ikebana flower arrangements

Discover the art of Japanese flower arrangement with this instructional flower video. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form which nature and humanity are brought together. Watch as the instructor simply arranges these flowers in the style of Ikebana. Follow along and create your own Ikebana flower arrangements.

How To: Make a calla lily hand tied bridal bouquet

This tutorial by the Floral Design Institute demonstrates how to create a hand-tied Calla bridal bouquet. The key to creating this bouquet is to make sure your flowers are properly prepared. The flowers should be fully hydrated (in water for at least two hours). Take each flower and mold each stem to to reflect the natural curve of the flower. Lay them side by side so they are lined up in a parallel fashion. Give even pressure on the stem to prevent bends or kinks. Some stems may be straight ...

How To: Make a swag for your door

Want a change from the usual door wreath? In this flower arrangement tutorial, Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a swag for your door. This is a great decoration to add to any door. Watch this how to video and you can make a door swag for your own home.

How To: Create a simple "less is more" flower arrangement

Flower arrangements bring color, life and mood to everyday life or a special occasion and the best part is you can make these bouquets yourself. The flower god will show you some of the ideas and an example using sunflowers for balanced table centerpieces. You will want to choose a main flower and several supporting pieces of foliage and flowers to increase depth and interest to your spread. The meaning concept is balance and accent. This video shows a minimalist, three vase approach for a ch...

How To: Make an Ikebana flower arrangement

Discover the art of Japanese flower arrangement with this instructional flower video. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form which nature and humanity are brought together. Watch as the instructor simply arranges these flowers in the style of Ikebana. Follow along and create your own Ikebana flower arrangements.

How To: Create a take home centerpiece

Get into the giving spirit and decorate your table with this holiday centerpiece. In this flower arrangement tutorial, Dave and Henry Schmidt show you how to create a centerpiece from herbs and plants that you can disassemble, providing your guests with take-home gifts. This is the perfect project for your holiday party.

How To: Design right angle flower arrangement

Another type of exotic flower arrangement is the right angle design. This technique is very professional looking and by following along with this tutorial from Flowergod, you will be able to create your very own. Store bought bouquets are expensive, so why not practice and make the next one on your own?

How To: Make a natural floral arrangement in a cigar box

You want to soften a man's study, a library or office with some flowers, but he doesn't want anything "flowery." Watch Dana Plazyk of Flowers by Design as she creates a non-floral floral in a cigar box in this video tutorial. Perfect for a desk or a shelf and guaranteed to bring some natural life into any room! See how to make a natural floral arrangement in a cigar box.

How To: Make a french spiral bouquet

To make a french spiral bouquet you first start with straight stemmed flowers such as roses. It is very important that you rid the stems of foliage such as leaves as well as removing all the thorns. You can do this by using a gardening glove or washcloth and sliding it down the stem. Once that is completed it is time to begin the bouquet. The first step is to pick a base flower. It is important to use a flower that has a straight stem. From there you begin to add flowers by crossing them with...

How To: Use a rose stem stripper

In this how to video, Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to use rose stem strippers. Rose strippers remove the thorns from the stem easily, without damaging the bark on your rose stem. This makes it easier to handle roses when putting together a floral arrangement. Watch this tutorial and you will be using a rose stem stripper in no time.

How To: Make a colonial flower bouquet

Get a vase and a bouquet holder with dry flower foam inside. Put the bouquet holder in the vase. Place one gardenia in the center hole of the dry flower foam. Then place three gardenias in the holes around the center(odd numbers are good in floral design), evenly spaced apart. Once you are done with that, place a gardenia in the hole in between each of your three outside gardenias, but push them in further, so that they are slightly lower than the other three gardenias. In the remaining holes...

How To: Make a bridal bouquet with The Knot

To start off making your bouquet, you must start by crossing the stems instead of going straight up and down. The crossing action will give you a round bouquet. Choose the size of the bouquet to match the bride and to match the dress. If it's a big dress with lots of action, you don't want to hide it with a big bouquet. Always hold your bouquet down. Use wax string to hold your bouquet together. This won't slip. Tie the not twice to ensure it stays together. Cut the stems off and then proceed...

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