Show your significant other just how much you love them by surprising him or her with one of life's most precious, romantic gifts—bacon! Best thing is, this passionate treat works for any day of the year (Valentine's Day, a first date, anniversary, etc.), since love and bacon go hand in hand.
Valentine's Day is a day full of clichés. Roses, chocolates, and a nice dinner are always at the top of the list, and while there's nothing wrong with any of those things, how...boring. These traditions may be great for florists and the greeting card industry, but for those who want to break the mold, it takes some creative thinking.
To start off making your bouquet, you must start by crossing the stems instead of going straight up and down. The crossing action will give you a round bouquet. Choose the size of the bouquet to match the bride and to match the dress. If it's a big dress with lots of action, you don't want to hide it with a big bouquet. Always hold your bouquet down. Use wax string to hold your bouquet together. This won't slip. Tie the not twice to ensure it stays together. Cut the stems off and then proceed...
To make a french spiral bouquet you first start with straight stemmed flowers such as roses. It is very important that you rid the stems of foliage such as leaves as well as removing all the thorns. You can do this by using a gardening glove or washcloth and sliding it down the stem. Once that is completed it is time to begin the bouquet. The first step is to pick a base flower. It is important to use a flower that has a straight stem. From there you begin to add flowers by crossing them with...
This tutorial by the Floral Design Institute demonstrates how to create a hand-tied Calla bridal bouquet. The key to creating this bouquet is to make sure your flowers are properly prepared. The flowers should be fully hydrated (in water for at least two hours). Take each flower and mold each stem to to reflect the natural curve of the flower. Lay them side by side so they are lined up in a parallel fashion. Give even pressure on the stem to prevent bends or kinks. Some stems may be straight ...
Tired of boring, run of the mill Easter baskets? Well, then its time to get crafty! Make an Easter basket bouquet out of candy. Your little ones will be delighted to receive this edible bouquet and adults will be impressed with how beautiful it is! So, this year skip the drug store's Easter aisle and get your crafting supplies ready as this video teaches you exactly how to make your own edible bouquet! Happy Easter!
Is your wedding date coming up soon? Not to scare you or anything, but a typical wedding costs upwards of 20,000 to hold. This of course includes booking a location, getting all the props, flowers, dress, party favors, etc.
Get a vase and a bouquet holder with dry flower foam inside. Put the bouquet holder in the vase. Place one gardenia in the center hole of the dry flower foam. Then place three gardenias in the holes around the center(odd numbers are good in floral design), evenly spaced apart. Once you are done with that, place a gardenia in the hole in between each of your three outside gardenias, but push them in further, so that they are slightly lower than the other three gardenias. In the remaining holes...
A pansy is a delicate, two-tone flower. This tutorial shows you how to crochet an entire bouquet of beautiful pansies. This makes a great gift or get well present - especially if your recipient is allergic to flowers! Make sure you choose your yarn carefully.
Watch and learn with the GOMI crew. This instructional arts and crafts video shows you how to turn your empty cans into cool, beautiful flower bouquets. Recycle cans and make a fun flower design for your bedroom, dorm room or front porch. Place the aluminum flowers in a recycled glass bottle to use as a vase for your beautiful bouquet.
This is a demonstration of making a hand tied bouquet.Keep all the required articles nearby on the table.Take a few stems of lemon grass and bind them with a wire to form a single bunch.Tie the aspedestra leaves in a loop with wrapping a wire to the stem.Now take the stems with single flower like movie star roses or carnations or iris or tulips pluck or cut the loose petals.Now hold one of the stems loosely in the left hand,now with the right hand place the second stem so that the flower is o...
You will need pliers, scissors, fake flowers, stem wrap tape, and some pretty ribbon! Start by separating all of the flowers. Try and create a set of flowers that look nicely together. Match pretty colors with pretty colors. Make sure it is balanced on all sides and not too much of one color in one spot. Then wrap all of the stems together with the tape wrap. Then use the pliers to trim the stems. Then tape all of the stems together. Then you should wrap all of the stems in tissue paper. Cont...
In this video it is demonstrated how to make a simple spring bouquet with tulips and daisies. First take a transparent glass pot and fill it with water. Take some green soft thin stem, roll it and put it into the pot to make a base for the bouquet. Take some yellow tulips and put them into the pot in a clockwise manner and put some seeders in between the tulips. Add some lily grass to it so that the bouquet looks bigger. Now add a dragon fly floating at the top. As time goes by, the tulips wi...
This is a great way to liven up your home! A basket bouquet can bring any room to life. To get started, you'll need a basket of your choice, liner, some moss and an assortment of plants. Get some simple advice for choosing your basket and how to get the right plants to compliment your basket.
We'd never turn down a perfectly baked, perfectly crunchy and flaky cookie, but the presentation does in fact add to the whole experience. Give your coworkers - or your kid's classmates - a treat this Valentine's Day by making these cookie bouquets.
Making beaded bouquets of flowers requires tedious work and hundreds of beads. Make a detailed work of beaded art in this free beading video series.
Getting married soon? You can save a lot of money by buying your own flowers for a wedding bouquet. This also lets you personalize your bouquet the way you want it. This tutorial shows you a few ideal flowers for bridal bouquets and how to assemble them into a beautiful and memorable bouquet.
Not to diss real flowers or anything, but while they're pretty and all up front wrapped up in that tight bouquet, after a few days they start to look more dreary and sad than the last Nicolas Sparks movie.
A hand-tied bouquet could really show you care. It's one for the prettiest ways to give a beautiful bouquet of flowers to your loved one. Hand tie the with ribbons for the perfect touch. Watch this video for the know-how on making hand-tied bouquets, perfect for any bride or any recipient.
Grassvalleyflorist teaches you how to make a fall themed flower bouquet. For this you will need some fountain grass, autumn leaves, English laurel, redwood, oregano and another weed that looks good. Layer all of these together, on top of each other. You can also add some pine cones. Wire in the stems allows the whole thing to stay together. Use ribbons or florist wire. Cut the ends so that the bouquet is not very long. You can also make a bow out of a big piece of material or ribbon. The best...
This video shows how easy it is to make a great looking cupcake bouquet. You will need half a Styrofoam ball, a flower pot, some toothpicks, a piping bag with a flower tip, some colored icing and, of course, the cupcakes. Place the piece of Styrofoam in the flower pot and arrange the toothpicks to mark where you will place the cupcakes.
Make your mom a special bouquet that she will always remember, using these beautiful origami lilies and her favorite chocolates. This video will show you how to put together this wonderfully thoughtful gift, perfect for your beloved mom this mother's day.
Nothing touches a mother's heart more than receiving a handcrafted gift. If you're looking for ideas of what to get mom this mother's day, watch this video and learn how to draw her a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Your mom will love it.
Learn how to sculpt a miniature bouquet of calla lily flowers out of polymer clay with this free video art lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started making your own PC calla lilies, watch this sculpture tutorial.
This is a fun activity that children can do. Parents Magazine and Better TV shows you how kids can make a beautiful Mother's Day Bouquet. You will need paper plates, scissors, paper clips, colored paper and colored pens.
Say it with cupcakes! Chef Alison McLoughlin of The Culinary Institute of America has a great suggestion: create a beautiful "bouquet" of floral cupcakes for any festive celebration. Watch this tutorial to get useful ideas on how to bake and decorate your own cupcake creations.
Check out this explanation of how to fold a bouquet of pink origami flowers by Joost Langeveld.
Learn how to arrange a beautiful bouquet of flowers, except the flowers are made of leaves!
Bouquets made of flowers are nice...to look at. While we always appreciate a pretty grouping of peonies, when a guy combines yummy food with flowers it's heaven. If you're looking for a fun gift to give your girl this Valentine's Day, check out this recipe for making V-Day cupcakes that you then assemble into a cupcake bouquet.
Create your own bridal bouquet design with silk wedding flowers. Learn how to make a silk bridal bouquet in this free flower arranging video series.
This video arts and crafts tutorial will show you how to make your very own pen flowers. These will surely spice up any table arrangement. All you will need are pens, fake flowers, and some tape!
Check out this video to learn how to origami a flower that looks like a tulip.
You can use a small piece of paper to fold this orange origami flower.
Add a little sparkle to your child's next party by making these adorable flower bouquets. All you need is a few everyday craft supplies.
Rose bouquets are a classic flower arrangement. Learn how to make your own rose bouquets for gifts or decorations in this free floral arrangement video series.
TheFlowergod teaches you how to design an exotic bride's bouquet for a wedding. You will first need a stand for the flower bouquet, which you can make out of plastic or wood. Place the longer stem flowers inside so you have a working station. For this bouquet you will be working with a few ferns as the base and then flowers with similar colors, like red, yellow, purple. The whole bouquet should say warmth and pleasant weather. Once you are done with the designing, you simply extract the bouqu...
Lana Rae Badouin, in this video you will learn how to place candy bouquet stems and other elements to create an overall fan shape and use a stuffed animal to create a focal point. This video illustrates final assembly. Its a jungle out there, but this zoo animals candy bouquet is sure to drive its recipient wild with delight.
We are shown how to make a delectable piece of art given by the author of Delectable Art. It's an Easter candy bouquet. Its a great gift to give during the Easter season following the candy giving tradition of Easter. The supplies needed to make this are: cellophane wrap (four different colors are used), scissors, floral wire, ruler, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, decorative Easter mug, sterofoam, clear scotch tape, glue and glue gun, floral tape and the candy of your choice. Directions on...
Domino Magazine shows you how to arrange roses in a spiral bouquet.
Whether you're giving them to a friend, a hostess, or that mysterious blonde at the laundromat, a gift bouquet is easy to make and always appreciated.