Flower Arrangements

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated January 17, 2014)

If you are looking to bring an element of "natural beauty" to your home, then one of the easiest ways to do it is by placing a few flower arrangements around the house. But why spend the money to have them professionally made when you can do it yourself? It is surprisingly easy to do; and, as long as you are willing to use a little imagination, you can easily have some truly magnificent looking displays around your home in no time. Here's how.

  • Materials. One of the keys to creating some truly magnificent flower arrangements lies in the materials you use. To begin with you will want to practice a little, so get some cheap plastic vases, fake flowers and similar materials. This way you will not waste any money on any practice arrangements. However, when you begin arranging actual flowers, be sure that you choose the best looking items that you can. Also, keep in mind that you will want to use some gardening wire (usually the thinner the better) and gardening scissors. This way you can cut your flowers to the size that you like while also being able to hold them in place with the wire.
  • Flowers. While everyone has their own favorite kinds of flowers, it is always a good idea to try mixing up the flowers you use in an arrangement. While a bouquet of red roses is gorgeous, try mixing a few other colors of roses, or even other flowers in as well. If you are going to be making the arrangement for a friend or family member, try using their favorite flowers as well.
  • Style. There are all kinds of flower arrangements you can make. Tall, short, wide, or narrow, single or multi-colored. Look around everywhere that you can think of for inspiration and ideas of the style of arrangement that you want to have. Do not only decide on one kind of style and stick with that. Variety adds spice to life, and it is no different with flowers. Keep in mind that your arrangements will need to coordinate with the existing decor that you have in your home, so you should try to pick something that will match.
  • Experiment. Don't be afraid to experiment with your flower arrangements. No one will get a perfect arrangement right out of the gate, and the truly beautiful ones will only come with time and experience. Try different methods for arranging flowers, and learn all that you can. You never know what will work or look great until you try it.

Author Bio

Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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