New Cut Flowers Styling Suggestions
So your going to bring your grocery store or florist bought flowers home, now what! I have seen many people just plunk them in a vase of water and that’s it. Sometimes that works but here are some simple tips to make you look like you’re a pro at it.
1. In a clean vase, take your greens first, snip the ends off to the size you want and then start criss crossing the stems into the vase so that you have stems all around inside the classic vase. There are two reasons for this. One is because you now have a base for the flower arrangement and two; a criss cross of stems makes it easier for flower placement.
2. If you are making a small , low arrangement, slide in the flowers in a criss combination so that the stems are all around the inside of the vase. You should now have a vase with a ring of flowers on simply click the following web site out side and nothing but stems displaying in the middle. (The more stems you have in the vase, the easier it will be to get flowers stay put! ) The rows of flowers are going to be higher each time you get them in unless you have a nice rounded arrangement.
3. When you are making a tall arrangement, then use a tall slim classic vase. Your flowers will keep up better but it will surely look well proportioned. Great flowers to use are gladiolas, blue delphinium, lilies, snapdragons etc. Sometimes you can get tall tulips which looks fantastic too.
4. A design mistake I have often seen is placing the flowers in a vase flawlessly even. Typically the reason this does not work is because it looks unnatural. Have a look at any garden and you will see some of the blossoms are sticking out, some are tucked in; some are almost hidden but still contribute to the overall look. Mimic character and you won’t make a mistake! Don’t be afraid to tuck some of those flowers in a bit.
5. A good guideline of thumb is to use odd numbers of flowers. What I suggest by that is to use 3 roses collectively or 5. Even amounts are not as effective. If you use 5 roses for instance , Place 3 together (touching but at slightly different lengths) near the bottom center of the vase and then two more higher up.
six. The next best advice I will give you if you are actually new at floral design, is to collect pictures of flower arrangements you want and with the tips I’ve mentioned above, practice while looking at the pictures. Prior to long, you’ll keep an eye out like a pro!