Hot Flower Arrangement How-Tos

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 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: Make more 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 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 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: 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: 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...

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