DIY Projects — Floral Basics

Melanie MacIntyre

How To Make A Corsage

Get ready to make your own wrist corsage using premium artificial flowers and this simple DIY tutorial. Perfect for an upcoming wedding, Mother's Day, and even for prom! Get your friends together and create beautiful corsages with your favorite artificial flowers. Materials:Corsage BraceletRibbonArtificial FlowersFake GreeneryFiller Flowers & BerriesGlueWire Cutters Ribbon Corsage Step 1: Trim the leaves from the stems using wire cutters.   Step 2: Layer the leaves to create a base for your flowers. Glue them together in a butterfly shape - with one leaf on the bottom and four leaves splayed in each direction.  Step 3: Trim and bundle...

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Melanie MacIntyre
How To Use A Flower Frog

How To Use A Flower Frog

Learn how to create a modern flower arrangement with a floral frog and artificial flowers. Materials:Floral Frog Florist Clay Wire Cutters Silk FlowersContainers Leaf RibbonTapeScissors Step 1: Form small balls with the florist clay.  Push the clay onto the bottom of the floral frog. Step 2: Push the frog onto the bottom of your container. Step 3: Trim the faux flower stems to size using wire cutters.  Step 4: Push the wire stems of the flowers between the "spikes" of the floral frog.  Because artificial stems and branches may be heavy you can apply a small ball of florist clay to the...

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Melanie MacIntyre

DIY Cemetery Flower Arrangement

Learn how to make a floral arrangement using a memorial vase. With silk flowers, cemetery vases and UV protective spray you can create long-lasting floral arrangements for Memorial Day.  Materials:Cemetery VaseOutdoor Silk Flowers & GreeneryFlag Step 1: Gather your favorite faux flowers. Combine a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Note: If you are not using UV Protected & Water Resistant florals and greenery be sure to spray your flowers with a coat of Floral Ultra UV Protection Spray.  Carefully follow the instructions on the can.  Step 2: Assemble your Cemetery Vase. Pull the stake from the center of the...

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Melanie MacIntyre

How to Make a Bow

Learn how to make a bow with this short DIY video. Tie your own bows for wreaths, gifts and wedding decorations. Grab all the RIBBONS and follow along because we're about to show you how to make a bow like a pro! Materials:RibbonFloral WireWire CuttersScissors Step 1: Cut a long length of ribbon.  Cut approximately 4" of paddle wire with wire cutters and set aside.  Step 2: Make a loop and pinch together with your forefinger and thumb.   Step 3: Make a second loop in the opposite direction and pinch together.  Step 4: Create a smaller center loop between the two larger...

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