They say that floristry is one of the most harmonious professions, which combines aesthetics, and meditative hand work, and creativity, and the gratitude of those who enthusiastically accept the result. We do not undertake to judge whether it is true or not, but why not be a little bit of a personal florist? A wonderful hobby that heals both nerves and adds beauty to everyday reality.
Autumn and winter bouquets differ from gentle spring and luxurious summer bouquets, but the harsh restraint of winter nature also has its own beauty. The basis of such bouquets are geometric tree branches (with remnants of leaves or berries), which can be picked up while walking in the park, spruce branches, late autumn or greenhouse flowers, cones, pumpkins, dried flowers, ribbons and other available decorative elements.
You can collect a bouquet with an autumn accent (if you are not in the mood for New Year's decor yet), or choose a snow-white scale with fir branches for a Christmas bouquet - the scheme will be the same.
Professional florists work with special devices (vases, mounts and sponges that hold water and into which it is easy to stick the plant at a certain angle). You can try to find all this on specialized sites, or do it easier - put an ordinary glass vase in a decorative pot, and put a loose lump of wire inside (you can attach it to the vase with electrical tape). The wire will hold the plants at the angle you want, and the water can be topped up as you would with a regular bouquet.
Always start with the largest and most graphic elements (branches or spruce branches), which will define the entire geometry of the composition. Tall branches are placed closer to the center, short branches at the edges. It turns out beautifully if you place branches with a natural curvature along the edge of the vase (they will drape the edges, hanging from the sides of the vase).
When the "skeleton" of a bouquet of branches is ready, using dried flowers or small flowers and twigs, fill in the voids between large elements, sticking them neatly where you can see the gaps. Your task is to make the bouquet thick and voluminous. We stick flowing elements and branches with a natural bend along the rim of the vase so that they hang beautifully over the edge.
The main symbol of the New Year is the tree. Not only this fluffy queen can create a magical atmosphere at home. In various stores, in films and on the pages of fashion magazines, we will see beautiful winter compositions of plants. At first glance, it seems that only a real master, a professional in his field, a guru of floristry can create such beauty. But in fact this is not the case at all.
No less original and impressive compositions can be created at home. Children will be delighted with this activity! You can create a craft together in a school or kindergarten. This will help to show creativity and bring out creative talent.
Anyone can try! Use anything: garlands, figurines, various compositions, spruce branches, miniature Christmas trees and various decorative elements. There are many options for how to decorate your home in a festive style with your own hands.
Unusual bouquets and compositions will look beautiful: from fruits, spruce branches, cones, toys, sweets and other elements. Step-by-step instructions will help you create a real masterpiece of New Year's theme!
This kind of gift is considered one of the most beautiful and original. Do-it-yourself sweet and edible winter bouquets can be presented to absolutely everyone: friends, parents, relatives or colleagues. A good master class will help you understand how to make a bouquet of sweets to make it look spectacular and festive.
An edible bouquet can be created from your favorite sweets: from Rafaello, Mini Snickers, little Mars, Bounty and others. Sweet bouquets are made from nuts, gingerbread, tea and coffee, champagne, as well as from the products that you love, and the one to whom you want to give a bouquet. It can be a chocolate, coffee or tea bouquet in a box.
The Christmas basket with snowdrops will remind you of the wonderful New Year's fairy tale "Twelve Months".
If you want to surprise and at the same time save some money, then an excellent solution would be to assemble a bouquet with your own hands from scrap materials. Believe me, turning on a little imagination and having a little free time, it will not be difficult to create an unusual composition.
In fact, you can assemble an original bouquet from almost everything you can imagine. Therefore, do not rush to throw something away, it may be possible to create an unusual flower from this.
Most often, compositions are made from:
It is possible to assemble a composition of any shape from the materials at hand. If the traditional one seems boring to you, then you will like the option with a basket or a box.
We have already given the main advice - do not throw away anything that may be useful for assembling a bouquet.
Dried flowers are a fairly affordable and inexpensive material for making interesting and beautiful bouquets with your own hands. Another advantage is durability, such flowers will last for several years and will decorate the house or any event.
Dried flowers (immortelles or "immortelles") are plants whose flowers will not lose their aesthetic appeal as a result of drying. They perfectly retain color brightness and shape.
The longevity of plants is ensured by the membranous wrappers of the inflorescences or scaly formations of the receptacle.
There is nothing complicated in the technique of making dried flowers, the use of additional devices is not required for this.
The degree of blooming of flowers when choosing a plant is not important, the main thing is that the stem is long. After cutting off the dried flowers, they must be hung with inflorescences down for about 20 days. At the same time, the room should not have a lot of light and stuffiness; it is better to choose a pantry or closet for these purposes.
Important! It is necessary to ensure that direct sunlight does not fall on the composition after drawing up the bouquet, as the flowers can fade, lose color.
High humidity will also have a bad effect on the inflorescences, the leaves may become ugly brown.
For making a beautiful bouquet from an immortelle, field or garden flowers are suitable. It is also recommended to use sprigs of reeds, shrubs, ornamental onions, spikelets, ferns, sedges, and reeds. At the same time, the branches of sea buckthorn, hawthorn, barberry, viburnum and other berries look good. Many shrub branches are dried along with berries, this will be a wonderful decoration for the composition.
Sometimes you can add twigs and trees, for example, linden, birch, spruce, pine, etc. Gypsophila, gelechrisum, physalis, etc. - will be a great complement to the bouquet.
Design imagination sometimes seems limitless, all sorts of improvised materials are used: stones, shells (in the previous review we just looked at shells in the interior decor), bottles, ropes, dry branches ... But let's look at an interesting one today theme - dry branches in the interior of a house or apartment.
To begin with, we note that dry branches will look great and perfectly appropriate in any room of the house: living room, bedroom, bathroom (provided there is a spacious room), hallway and, of course, kitchen.
The decor made of dry branches will give the room a certain individuality, if not exclusivity. Such a creative decor will help to revive the interior design in the blink of an eye, as well as to beat the room in a natural style.
To decorate the premises, you need to use dry branches, you can find them when walking through the forest (we have a lot of cut dry branches in the forest this year, so there is something to profit from). You can, of course, cut fresh branches and then dry them, but why torment nature if there are a lot of dead trees in a forest or park, isn't it ?!
Vases with branches will look really amazing. Any flowers in such vases are perceived as a single, natural composition. Prepared twigs can be fixed on top of the glass container - with glue or tied with tape.
Twigs can also be simply set in a vase. For a successful combination, you need to pick up beautiful intertwining branches on which you can glue paper roses (we looked at how to make such spiral roses in a master class dedicated to Valentine's Day). In addition, branches painted in a bright color look great.
With this natural material, you can decorate candlesticks, there are two options: stick the branches on top of the glass, or simply immerse them in water poured into a prepared container. The last composition - with water, will perfectly complement floating candles.
An interesting screen can be made from identical, even branches. At the final stage, it should be varnished, this finishing touch will give the product a certain chic.
It is impossible not to mention that the branches make beautiful, and most importantly, very convenient wall hangers or hangers-hangers.
Dry twigs in the interior can be used more globally, as a bed structure intended for a canopy.
A curtain rod made of a thicker branch or thin trunk of a tree looks just as unusual.
Coffee tables and dressing tables, as well as comfortable and surprisingly stable chairs, can also be made from simple branches.