How to Design Flower Baskets

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How to Design Flower Baskets
Flower basket arrangements make lovely gifts or decor for any occasion. (Michael Hitoshi/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

A flower basket arrangement comprises a presentation of flowers and other ornamental elements. Flower basket arrangements are given as gifts or used as decoration for weddings, funerals, graduations, or around the home. Professional florists make floral arranging a big part of their business. Some amateurs turn their skills at arranging flower baskets into a profitable side business. Depending upon your level of involvement, creating flower basket arrangements can make a relaxing hobby or a thriving business opportunity.

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Things you need

  • Flower basket
  • Flower selection
  • Ornaments

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    Arrange flowers in a basket that suits your design or theme. The size and style of the basket depends upon the size of the flower arrangement you'd like to make, the theme of the basket, and how many ornaments you might add to the basket. For spring arrangements, use a light colour basket; fall arrangements will benefit from darker, earthy tones.

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    Purchase or pick flowers for your basket. Three or four flower types that contrast well in colour will work well. One of the flowers may create a focal point, with the other flowers as a backdrop; or you can balance the arrangement by adding an even number of each flower to the basket. Arrange the flowers you select in various ways to see which has more eye appeal.

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    Add ornamental effects to the flower arrangement. Add baby's breath or greenery. Plant combinations also work well. Use ornamental items sparingly so you don't detract from the effect of the floral arrangement. Decorate your basket with non-flower items such as beads, faux jewels or balloons. Include a card with a poem or quotation appropriate to the theme of the basket to add a special final touch to the arrangement.

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