When creating beautiful flower arrangements, professional florists use time and field tested techniques. Now you can have access to these flower arranging tips and learn the best ways to create unique, dazzling fresh flower arrangements that stay vibrant longer.
Flower Arranging Tips for Fresh Flowers:
1. Use sharp scissors when cutting the stems of your flowers and cut the stems at an angle. Using sharp scissors creates a cleaner cut while a blunt scissor can damage the stems, making it absorb water less efficiently. Cutting it at an angle also makes sure a bigger surface area is exposed to allow more water absorption.
2. Use cold water in your vases. Put ice cubes if you want. Cold water will prevent your flowers from wilting quickly.
3. Avoid placing your flowers under direct sunlight or strong indoor light. Keep them away from places in your home that are too warm, say on top of fireplaces or next to electrical appliances. Warmth can cause your flowers to wilt faster.
4. Use tools like flower foam and flower food to create lovely flower arrangements. Visit your flower supplies shop often and check out the novel products that professionals use to create those stunning arrangements.
5. Flower foams are easy to work with, inexpensive and are readily available in many flower shops. When soaking the foam, never do so under running water. What you do is you put the foam in a large container filled with water. Let it stay there until it begins to float with the entire body under water. Take it out and allow it to drain. Do not squeeze!
6. Go with the colors that you like. There are lots of rules when it comes to what combination produces the most appealing flower arrangement. But nothing compares to seeing your flower arrangement come together to determine if it's visually appealing or not. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so don't take the rules too seriously. If you think it looks good, then that's all that matters.
7. Create flower arrangements with an assortment of flowers and foliage. Do not be deterred by flowers that you haven't used before. When you work with different kinds of flowers, you get to see how different blooms and greens can complement each other to create a lovely flower arrangement.
8. Do not be afraid to use different types of containers as your flower vase. Experiment and you might be surprised how nicely different materials can extend a certain personality and character to your flower arrangement.
9. Change the water often. When water in a vase becomes cloudy, it's time to replace it. Do not let water stagnate if you want your fresh flower arrangements to last.
10. Practice, practice, practice. Challenge yourself with different flower arrangement projects. Start by following instructions in books, and then use the techniques you learn to create your own arrangement. There is no better way to learn!