Hot Flower Arrangement How-Tos

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 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 cascading bouquet

Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a gorgeous cascading bouquet with this tutorial. This is a great bouquet for a wedding or other formal event. Watch this how to video and you will be able to create this beautiful cascading flower bouquet 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 Calla Lily boutonniere

In this flower arrangement tutorial, Jane from Afloral.com shows you the different calla lily stems available, as well as how to make a calla lily boutonniere or corsage. This boutonniere is a great accessory for the prom, a wedding or any other formal occassion. Watch this how to video and you will be creating your own Calla Lily boutonniere or corsage in no time at all.

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: 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 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...

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