How to Learn Floral Arranging

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Arranging flowers is a unique, creative outlet that is popular with people of all ages. Many people want to learn how to design their own floral arrangements, whether it's to make gifts for family, flowers for a wedding or to start a floral business. Fortunately, there are many ways to learn floral arranging, no matter what your budget is.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access
  • Attend a workshop held at your local craft, hobby, or home renovation store. These classes typically cost between $35 and $50 and last from one-and-a-half to two hours.

  • Work in a florist shop. Even if you get a job as a cashier, you will be working with a floral designer and can pick up insider tricks and methods.

  • Watch floral arranging videos on a video library site, such as YouTube. These videos are free to watch, and many offer specific tutorials, such as how to arrange flowers for weddings.

  • Take a floral arranging course online or through a home study program from an institute such as Penn Foster. This will allow you to learn at your own pace, and you will also earn a certificate after you complete your studies.

  • Read and study floral arrangement and design books. Some titles are also available in e-book format as well as hard-copy editions.

  • Search for free articles pertaining to floral design on the internet. You can get this information by searching for "floral arrangement tutorials" in any search engine.

  • Practice what you learn by working with inexpensive silk flowers. Once you progress and improve your techniques, test your skills with real flowers.

  • Buy a floral arrangement business course from a site such as Artistic Flower Arrangements or FabJob. Not only will you learn different floral design techniques, but you will get valuable information pertaining to starting your own floral business.

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