Tools Used For Flower Arrangements

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How to gather and use the tools needed for making flower arrangements; get expert tips and advice on floral design techniques in this free instructional video. View Video Transcript

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Amelia Tallman

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Hello, my name is Amelia Tallman, and on behalf of Expert, I am going to talk to you today about arranging flowers. Now when you want to arrange flowers you will need some tools and I have them here. First thing that you will need is a pair of scissors or sheers. You will want some scissors that you will not be using for other things like cutting fabric or hair, because cutting through the fibers of flowers and greens will dull the blade pretty quickly; so it might frustrate you when you are trying to cut something else if you have been using it for flower arranging. The next tool you will need is a knife. You want a rather short bladed knife that does not have serrations on the edge, because you will cut the stems of the flowers against your thumb, and you don’t want the serrations to be pressing into your fingers. And when you go in to begin cleaning your flowers, you will also want to have a large pitcher of water ready to go directly to put your flowers in once you cleaned them.