New Cut Flowers Styling Tips
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 help you look like you’re a pro at it.
one. In a clean classic vase, take your greens first, snip the ends off to the size you want and then start criss crossing the comes in to 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 , and low agreement, slide in the flowers in a criss cross so that the comes are all around the inside of the vase. You should now have a vase with a ring of flowers on the out side and nothing but stems demonstrating in the middle. (The more stems you have in the vase, the easier it will be to possess flowers stay put! ) The rows of flowers are going to be higher each time you get them in before you have a nice rounded arrangement.
3. If you are making a tall arrangement, then use a tall slim flower vase. Your flowers will keep up better but it will surely look well proportioned. Great blossoms 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 putting the flowers in a vase flawlessly even. The reason this does not work is because it looks unpleasant. Have a look at any garden and you will see some of the flowers are sticking out, some are tucked in; some are almost hidden but still contribute to the overall look. Mimic characteristics and you won’t make a mistake! Don’t be afraid to tuck some of those flowers in a little.
5. A good principle of thumb is to use odd numbers of flowers. What I imply by that is to use 3 roses together 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 gather pictures of floral arrangements you like and with the tips I’ve mentioned above, practice while looking at the pictures. Before long, resources you’ll keep an eye out like a pro!