For Creating Your Own Beautiful Floral Arrangements
by Sandy Beaches
Do you have your own flower garden and would like to make some use of
it? Are you fond of crafts and do it your self decorative projects?
Would you like to make some homemade floral arrangements to further
accent your home or to give away as gifts? If this sounds like you,
then read on for some tips on making beautiful floral arrangements.
To start your floral arrangements, you will first need something to
put your flowers in. Get a vase or some other container that is
decorative and also holds water. Before you start your floral
arrangements, you may want to consider further decorating the vase or
container by spraying it with gold or bronze spray paint. Let it dry
for 24 hours and then spray on a coat of clear enamel spray. This
will give your arrangement a more decorative feel.
Next, you need a base for your floral arrangements. The base is used
for the flowers to have something to anchor to. You can use a ball of
willow branches, grapevine, or floral foam that you can buy at a
local craft store.
The floral foam is called Oasis. If you use Oasis, be sure to soak it
in water and poke holes in it with a pen before you put flowers it so
that it doesn't break the stems.
When cutting flowers for floral arrangements, try to do so early in
the day or morning. This is because the stems have more water in them
at this point of the day and the flowers are not drooping. Be sure to
only use cold water in the flower arrangement because warm water
tends to make the flowers open up too soon and not last as long.
If you want your flowers to last longer, you can places apple and
lemon wedges in the water at the bottom of the floral arrangements.
The apples have nutrients that will help feed the flowers, while the
lemons prevent premature rotting and browning. It also adds a more
decorative touch to your flower arrangements.
When designing your flower arrangements, try to pick colors that go
with the environment the arrangement will be placed in. First use
taller flowers to create the vertical part of the arrangement. Then
use full blooming flowers with bright and bold colors for the center
and sides of the floral arrangements. Then fill in the small gaps
with tiny flowers.
Those were some great tips on making beautiful floral arrangements.
If you use all of these tips in conjunction with each other, you are
sure to have a long lasting floral arrangement. With a little
practice, you can be well on your way to having beautiful floral
arrangements that rival those found in floral shops!
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