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Making Carnation Bouquets by Oneself

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You can make flower arrangements by yourself. The aim of this page is to give you some general information about how to make flower arrangements on your own. The special focus will be on carnation bouquets, which can be gifted on Mother’s Day. According to Connie Krochmal, floral design editor with Bella Online, the most fundamental rule of flower arrangement is “follow your instinct”. The idea is that if you choose a flower of your liking and a color of your preference will naturally result in fabulous designs. While focusing on carnations, you have to choose the type of carnations that you really like.

Many people have the talent for making nice flower arrangements although they do not do it. They do not realize the fact that they have this talent because they have not tried to.

Expensive hobby?

The fact that it is an expensive hobby might discourage people from pursuing their interests in flower arrangement. If you buy from supermarket floral sections and discount stores and use flowers of evergreen plants like hydrangea for your arrangements, you can be sure that your flower arrangement budget does not exceed the limits.

The Flower Expert recommends the following Mother’s Day Flower Bouquets for online gifting. Try out these alluring Mother’s Day Flower Bouquets in various colors to convey your special feelings!

Given below is a simple step-by-step procedure for making a carnation bouquet. Once you have mastered one type, it will be relatively easy for you to learn to make other types as well.

Step 1: Take carnations in multiples of 12 i.e., 12, 24. or 36.

Step 2: Hold three carnations in your hand in a roughly triangular shape, about 6 inches from each other. Keep them at slightly differing heights to make the bouquet look like a nice, big bunch.

Step 3: Add a carnation to each of the carnations you have in your hand so that you have a bigger triangle. Again keep them at different levels.

Step 4: Add two carnations on each of the three sides. Now the whole bunch would appear to have a circular outer edge.

Step 5: Add more carnations until you feel that it can make one full set. Put carnations in a circle around the already formed edge.

Step 6: Wrap the bunch of flowers around the stems using a tape.

Step 7: Cover the tape using a ribbon so that it would not be visible.

Step 8: Cut the stems an inch below the ribbon using scissors.

Step 9: Place the bouquet in a container of water, making sure that the ribbon does not get wet. Moisten the flowers slightly and keep the bouquet in a reasonably cool place.

Some Final Tips

Lastly, some general tips about how to make your flowers (not specifically carnations) live longer. For the longevity of flowers, keep them in clean vases. Use fresh and mildly warm water and add flower food available from market. Remove all the leaves below the water level. Snip off 3 centimeters from every stem by an angled cut using a sharp scissors and take out faded flowers as they come about. Make sure that the flowers are not exposed to direct sunlight or heat. Pay attention to the water-level in the vase and the supply of the flower food.