Hot Flower Arrangement How-Tos

How To: Make a "potpourri" flower arrangement

Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a "potpourri" arrangement using all of your spare flowers with this tutorial. This how to video shows you what to do with all of the leftover artificial flowers in your closet or basement. You can have a beautiful flower arrangement with scraps you have lying aroung the house.

How To: Create Beautiful Bouquets

Nicky Markslag - world famous florist tells us how to arrange bouquets and where to put them. For more than 20 year Nicky Markslag arranges flowers and bouquets. Graduated from the florist college in Aalsmeer, she is now teaching flower design, leading many courses and demonstrations in Holland and around the world. Nicky is florist of the Floriade and Keukenhof gardens.

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 dried flowers

Drying a bouquet of flowers is an inexpensive way to give an elegant gift from nature or to make your home more beautiful. You can pick the flowers in spring and then press the blooms in a journal, or save the leaves and petals in a potpourri jar.

How To: Create a water garden arrangement

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a water garden arrangement. To start, have a box filled with foam and rocks, then place branches on the inside of the foam and rocks. Now, add in a few liatris branches at different sizes. Next, add in yellow daisies, green spider mums, foxtail ferns, ivy leaves, and any other plants and flowers you prefer. To give the arrangement a garden feel, make the plant out of order and make the plants and flowers at different levels and heights. Arrange the flo...

How To: Make a floral arrangement

In this video, we learn how to make a floral arrangement. Start off with the biggest flower you are going to use, and build around that. If you have a white flower, pick a bright colored one to go next to it. Remember to use different flowers and colors to mix and match and make beautiful bouquets. You will also want to remove the bottoms of the stems and tuck smaller flowers in between the bigger ones. Creating color contrasts can help make an eye-popping floral arrangement. You can start bu...

How To: Make an orchid basket for Mother's Day

If you've ever had a hard time finding a gift for your mom on Mother's Day, this tutorial may be what you need. In this video, you'll find out how to make an orchid basket easily using some very beautiful flowers. These cannot only be used for Mother's Day, but can be used as a gift for a birthday or anniversary. So check out this tutorial to find out more and good luck!

How To: Make beautiful flower arrangements

Flowers are great for adding color and beauty into a drab and boring room. There are many ways to make a beautiful flower arrangement. Some of the needed items include, flower, some storage units and an imagination. So check out this tutorial on what you'll need and how to make it fit your room. Good luck and enjoy!

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 decorative wreath from garden plants

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make decorative wreaths from garden plants. Users will need a wreath thorn. Users may choose to make the wreath or purchase it. Then add on some greenery such as bay leaf. Now place the greenery onto the thorn wreath and secure it by wrapping it 3 times around with wire. Continue doing this for the rest of the wreath. This video provides a visual demonstration for viewers to easily follow along. This video will benefit those viewers who are interes...

How To: Design a rosemary christmas tree arrangement

Face it, when it comes to the holiday season buying a Christmas tree can be a bit of a pain. Always going out and trying to find a tree that is just right, then lugging it back home and setting up the lights and decorations. While at the same time little pieces of pine needles are being layed across the floor making a huge mess. Whew! Well with this tutorial, you'll find out how to design a small rosemary tree with Christmas decorations. Some of the stuff that was used include carnations, chr...

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...

How To: Make a hanging basket for your flowers

This video shows you how to make a hanging basket. The first step is choosing a basket. The maker of this video decides to go with a wire basket with a coconut liner. With the daily watering and the soil and the plant itself, the basket will weigh a lot so make sure that your hook is well established. The best recipe for choosing hanging plants is to select an upright plant, a filler plant and a trailer. When choosing plants make sure they are compatible with each other. The next step is to p...

How To: Make a eurpoean hand tied bouquet

This is a demonstration of making a hand tied bouquet.Keep all the required articles nearby on the table.Take a few stems of lemon grass and bind them with a wire to form a single bunch.Tie the aspedestra leaves in a loop with wrapping a wire to the stem.Now take the stems with single flower like movie star roses or carnations or iris or tulips pluck or cut the loose petals.Now hold one of the stems loosely in the left hand,now with the right hand place the second stem so that the flower is o...

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: Put together a rose bridal bouqet

Weddings are very expensive and one way to say a little is to make or have you maid of honor make the wedding bouquet and the bridesmaids’ bouquets. You need a straight handle bridal bouquet holder and a stand to hold the bouquet holder in place while you work on it. You will need 12 roses fully hydrated and open.

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 ...

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