Getting Back to Floral Design Basics
Every type of floral arrangement begins with applying good floral design basics, including solid mechanics, color grouping, and focal lines.
One of the problem areas I see with many DIY floral designers is their lack of knowledge and experience in these areas.
That’s why I love this instructional video from Beth O’Reilly. If you really want to improve your design skills and increase your knowledge of floral design basics, then this video is one you should watch and learn from. Check it out.
I hope you got a lot out of that. Armed with this basic knowledge coupled with some hands-on experience, you’ll be ready to take on any type of floral design project with confidence.
Where To Look For The Flowers and Supplies You’ll Need
The flowers and greens used in this bouquet, including the curly willow, monstera leaves, deflexus, calla lilies, anthurium foliage, lilies, magenta roses, anthurium, beehive ginger, and orange roses can readily be purchased online or from a local florist.
There are others that look great as well, like WholeBlossoms and BunchesDirect, but I don’t have any experience with them.
Of course, ordering them from a local florist may cost you a little more, but you can usually purchase pretty much just what you need.
The flat reed used in the video can also be found on Amazon. Although commonly used in basket-making, it’s also an inexpensive accent for many types of floral designs.
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But here goes the big ol’ “but”…
So look, right off the bat, an admission is in order. Truth be told, the main reason this site exists is a selfish one. I can’t seem to get enough when it comes to great tutorials (like the floral design basics video you just finished viewing), and I honestly just wanted a place where I could re-watch and share all of my favorites with you under one roof.
But I’m also somewhat of an opportunist. I’m just being honest.
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The truth is, I’m very passionate about flowers and sharing cool stuff with cool people… like you!
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I’m the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.