Do you have a flower garden and want to make full use of it? Or you just want to make some nice floral arrangements by using garden fresh flowers. Self made floral arrangements have far more grace as compared to commercial bouquets, and they work as a perfect gift. If you just love flowers and are impressed from self made flower arrangements, but don’t know how to make them, we have solution your problem.
In order to start forming a nice floral arrangement, you will require a number of fresh flowers, and vase that is beautiful and holds water. Before beginning the flower portion, you should prefer to decorate the vase or container by spraying it with gold or bronze colored spray paint. When the paint gets dried, apply a thin coat of transparent and shiny enamel, which shall brighten up your vase’s color.
After completing the vase, you will require a nice base on which the flowers shall be anchored. Visit a local craft store to purchase grapevine, foam, or a ball of willow branches. The foam used to anchor flowers is called oasis, and if you use it, soak it in water and poke some holes with a pen before putting your flowers into it, so that the stems are not broken.
Now comes the flower related part. In order to get flowers for making nice floral arrangements, you need to cut flowers in the morning, or before noon, as during this time flower stems are full of moisture and they are not drooping. Be sure that you use cold water in every part of decorating flowers, whether it is for soaking oasis or to fill in the vase. Warm or hot water can make flowers open quickly, thus decreasing their total life.
If you want your flowers to last for several days, add some apple and lemon wedges at the bottom of the floral arrangement. Apples have got all the nutrients required by the flowers, and lemons help to prevent the flowers from rotting and browning quickly. They also make your floral arrangement more dashing.
After setting the base, you need to start working with flowers. Try picking up colors that comply with the environment in which your floral arrangement is to be placed. Begin with flowers that have got longer stems, they shall form the vertical part of arrangement. Fully bloomed flowers having bright colors are to be used for forming the center and sides of the arrangement. Now you would be left with small sized flowers, use them to fill any blank spaces left between the larger ones. Now you just need to give a final touch with ribbons.
Purchase simple colored ribbons from the market, and cut them using a paper cutter, they can be made into flowers as well, if you don’t know how, simply search on YouTube and you shall find a number of patterns and styles. This was the final step, and now just look at your wonderful floral arrangement. By the way if you don’t have nice flowers in your own garden, simply get flowers delivered to your house by calling local flower merchant, but prefer to visit a garden yourself and choose the ones you like.