Tips for Flower Arranging at Home
Floral design is an art and for some it comes easy. If you
have tried and failed or never tried at all, take heart, all is
not lost. The beauty of learning at home is that if you make
mistakes, it does not matter if it looks a bit funny. With some
helpful tips and practice you can become proficient at it.
From my years as a designer, I have learned some helpful ideas
that will make the journey easier.
1) The first thing I would do is to rent from the library or
buy a floral design book. I used books liberally in the beginning
to learn about the various floral supplies and get familiar with
them. Also you get to see pictures of designs and in most books
they will take you step by step on how to do it.
2) Start with the simplest of designs. Follow the step by step
instructions and pat yourself on the back for each little step
you do that works out. Do not fall in the trap of getting down on
your-self if it does not look right.
3) Do the same beginners design over and over again until you
really get proficient at it. Then take on a different design and
do that over and over until you've got it down, and so on.
4) Now that you'll have practiced several designs and you are
feeling comfortable doing it, I'm going to give you an important
tip that can take you from becoming a good designer into a great
designer. I consider this one of the most important learning
tools. This is what changed my floral designs. Take your tips
from nature. Once I had some basic skills from doing it over and
over, I started to observe flowers, plants and shrubs as they
grow in nature. Really, really look at how they grow naturally.
If you mimic nature, you will not go wrong in your designs. Most
people make the mistake of trying to make flowers perfectly
symmetrical. This looks very fake and you will never see them
grow that way. Some flowers are sticking out and some are tucked
in and may be barely visible but still contribute to the overall
look. I have even based some of my designs on how a particular
tree grows. The more you observe nature and mimic that, the more
successful you will be in your designs.
Some of the most successful designers in the world mimic
nature and its that organized haphazard look that makes it
If all you want to do is have flowers that make your home
beautiful and more inviting, then practicing floral design can be
an extremely rewarding activity. If you want to take it a step
farther and learn to become a designer and make an income from
it, you really can learn at home and it is a very fun
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