Is there's any better way to brighten a home than with an eye-catching, beautiful flower arrangement?
Surely not! But unfortunately, it can be challenging to create an elaborated floral arrangement that we generally see in magazines, websites or on Pinterest. All these arrangements require proper know-how of the floral arrangement basics. Indeed, arranging a necessary floral arrangement is not as easy as it may seem. But learning the basic floral arranging techniques can begin your journey toward mastering the art, creating excellent floral arrangements.
Here are few of the flower arrangement basics that you need to know before stepping into this business:
Flower arranging essential tips:
Ø Choose the right flowers
Choosing the flowers for your arrangements is the most crucial part to learn flower arranging techniques. Initially, a monochromatic arrangement is a perfect option to start with.
Ø Pick a container/vase
Mostly the floral arrangements go inside vases, but it is up to you if you want to do something a bit more unique. You can consider looking for some alternative containers. You have countless options to try anything from a mason jar to vintage watering can be used as a container, so be creative and boost your imagination.
Ø Prepare the flowers
It is necessary to prepare flowers before placing them inside a vase. With original flowers, you can begin by cutting the bottoms of the stems at a 45-degree angle. To estimate the required length, place the uncut stems inside the vase and mark the point at which the stems should be cut, so they are the appropriate height. After cutting the stems, remove all the leaves from flowers that could fall below the waterline of a vase. If any of the flowers have thorns, these will also need to be removed before putting the flowers inside the vase. Add a packet of flower preservative to keep the blooms fresh for longer.
When you use sola wood flowers for your arrangement, you need to adjust their stems also. With the help of a wire cutter, you can cut the extra length of sola wood floral stems. You can also bend the flower stems if you are not placing them in a glass or transparent container.
Ø Arrange the flowers
This can be the toughest part of the process, especially with real flowers. Here you can use your creativity to build a unique, stunning, and decent floral arrangement. You should follow some basic pointers, but besides that, feel free to pick any flowers and color combinations that you would like. Original flowers are delicate and can be damaged easily during little careless handling. Sola wood flowers are durable, and using wooden flowers for your very first floral arrangement can be a better option. It is because you can handle them with minimum care also.
To arrange the flowers in the vase/container:
Ø Measurement of the arrangement
If you find your floral arrangement looks slightly off, then it may be because of the height and width. A normal perfect floral arrangement can be about one and a half times the height of the vase or container that holds it. The width of the arrangement should provide balance to the height, so it doesn't look too tall or short, and narrow or wide.
Ø Keep your arrangement secure
Once you have created the perfect floral arrangement with fresh flowers, you must have to care for it to keep it fresh as long as possible. Try to keep the arrangement out of direct sunlight and away from other sources of heat as they could damage the flowers. Check the water daily as well. In the case of observing debris such as leaves or petals floating in the water, remove it right away. You have to change the water and rinse the vase out every day to ensure the clean environment for flowers to thrive.
In case of using sola wood flowers for floral arrangement, the daily sessions of caring the arrangements reduce to the weeks or months. You just need to keep sola flowers clean and away from hot and humid weather.
Now you know the basics of flower arranging well. It is the time to channel your inner floral artist into creating beautiful floral arrangements for your home or as a gift to a special someone.