Floral beauty fills hillsides, hotels, restaurants, homes, memorials, celebrations, and other places across the country thanks in part approximately 16,000 flower shops across the America.When brainstorming a gift for a flower arranging enthusiast, whether the flower fan arranges as a profession or personal hobby, don't get pricked by the thorns. Indulge interest with a gift sure to help the person bloom.
Chase the Vase
Flowers can be arranged in almost anything that can hold stems upright and provide a reservoir of water to nourish the petals: marble, glass, stone, ceramic, even plastic. Some flower arrangers prefer to work with specific vase types, such as clear cut glass. When selecting a flower arranging gift, choose a gift that fits the recipient's personality, such as one with a bit of built in rhinestones for glitz or smooth sterling silver for sophistication. Someone who is fairly new to the hobby may enjoy several different types of vases. Many types of vases are available at inexpensive shops, such as dollar stores. Consider giving multiple vases, which will allow the recipient to experiment with different colours, materials, shapes and designs.
Say It and Spray It
There's nothing like the frustration of making that absolutely perfect flower arrangement, walking away and coming back to it drooping or having been mussed by a gust of wind from an open window. Flower arranging enthusiasts protect their work from getting blown over with adhesive glue. While glue may seem like a rather banal gift, it's like offering bodyguard-quality protection to the flower arranger. A gift of glue (aerosol spray, liquid and putty forms are available) puts more power in the gift recipient's hands and helps creations keep their form, especially with faux arrangements.
Whether the gift recipient is extremely picky about how she arranges her flowers or simply has everything a flower arranger could require, go a little further with gift shopping and purchase some arrangement add ons. Fill a small bag, bowl or even a square glass vase with tiny items such as beads, stick-on gems, small decorative animals and buttons. These extras dress up an arrangement; they're light, so they are quickly glued to large petals or the outer rim of a vase. Keep to a theme (such as all black and white add ons) or just collect small random items and challenge the gift recipient to use them in a creative way.
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