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An Introduction to Flower Arranging - Click to enlarge

An Introduction to Flower Arranging

An Introduction to Flower Arranging

Floral Design


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Tools of the Trade
Flower Arranging with Fresh Flowers
Flower Arranging with Silk Flowers
Flower Arranging with Dried Flowers- How to Dry Flowers

Pre-arranging Techniques and Treatments 
Stem Wiring and Lengthening Techniques
How to Hold Fresh Flowers in Place 
Eight Basic Flower Arrangements
Table Arrangements & Centerpieces
Floral Containers- Preparing them, creating your own 

How to make a Bouquet
Bouquet Projects
How to make a Corsage 
How to make Flower Garlands
How to make a Floral Head Garland 

How to make a basic floral bow
All about ribbons

How to Use Fresh Flowers to Decorate Foods
How to make your own Potpourri
How to make different kinds of Wreaths
How to make a Swag.
How to make Garlands
How to make a Topiary Tree 

Flower Arranging in Japan and China
The Principals and Elements of Western Design
What are Line, Mass and Line-Mass Arrangements?
What are Line, Focal and Filler Flowers
What are Traditional Floral Designs?
What are Non Traditional Floral Designs?



Introduction

We have compiled many secret techniques used in floral design. Follow the links below to the different sections and projects. 

In the section on Basic Floral Designing 101 you will learn  the story of flower arranging, how it began, developed and spread from ancient cultures throughout the world. It tells how arranging flowers became a vehicle for expressing universal truths through intention and symbolic representation, and how the art was also used for significant occasions, fashion and for decorating the home. It also explains the basic principals in design that will be referred to again in the all the projects.

Flower Arranging in Japan and China The Principals and Elements of Western Design
What are Line, Mass and Line-Mass Arrangements? What are Line, Focal and Filler Flowers
What are Traditional Floral Designs? What are Non Traditional Floral Designs?

In Tools of the Trade you will learn the proper use of waterproof tape, floral stem tape, waterproof clay, pan melt glue, hot glue gun and glue sticks in floral design. Also learn about the different floral foams and their proper preparation.

In How to Work with Fresh Flowers  you  learn the tricks and hints in selecting your flowers and the life prolonging techniques for cut flowers.


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n Pre-arranging Techniques and Treatments  you will learn 

How to destroy the bacteria from previous plants in your vases and containers How to pre-hydrate your flowers, how to properly store them
How to cauterize different flower stems How to straighten curled up tulips

Stem Wiring and Lengthening Techniques   and    How to Hold Fresh Flowers in Place  tells you  how to use floral cups, how to make candle cups and  how to use different tapes and floral wires. 

Take a look at the Eight Basic Flower Arrangements that can be used for fresh, dried or silk flowers.

Nothing finishes off your arrangements like the perfect floral bow. Learn How to make a basic floral bow and All about ribbons.

Gather up some great ideas for making unique and quick containers for your arrangements

Learn How to make a Bouquet  step- by- step.

Learn How to make a Corsage  step- by- step.

 How to Use Fresh Flowers to Decorate Foods explains which flowers are safe to use in and around foods, explains how to crystallize primrose flowerets for cakes, and how to make flower filled ice cubes.

How to make a Floral Head Garland shows you step by step how to make a head garland with floral wire.

Dried Flowers  includes a brief  history of preserving herbs and garlands, how to grow your own flowers and herbs to dry, harvesting technique, how to make stem supports and how to store them .

Drying Techniques How to make Dried Flower Arrangements

How to Make Pressed Flowers and Foliage includes information on making a Basic Wooden Press of your own, how make padded pressing boards and how to fill and remove flowers from the press. Different techniques for drying flowers are explained including How to Press Flowers in the Microwave.

How to make your own Potpourri   techniques and  recipes.

How to make different kinds of Wreaths will show you step by step how to make several different wreaths

Learn the basics on How to make a Swag.

How to make Garlands will guide you through the simple steps and show you how to make silk or fresh garlands easily.

Learn How to make a Topiary Tree in minutes.



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