After completing the series, "Flowers and Gift Wrapping" a couple of other things came to mind. So I wrote this post so I could tell you about them.
In case you missed it, our 4 Part series, "Flowers and Gift Wrapping" begins here with "How to Gift Wrap Elegantly."
Fake Flower Tip: Follow-up on "How To Fool People With Fake Flowers"
Flowers Not Available?
Let's say the flower you want to use for an arrangement is out of season or unavailable at a reasonable price. Buy a realistic fake flower and combine it with real flowers and foliage.
If you decide to use a few blue roses though, you're on your own. I can't help you. They will never look real.
Place the fake flowers into your arrangement where they won't be noticed right away. If you do this well no one may ever know. Except me of course, but I promise not to tell.
Tutorial: Follow-up on "How To Make Flowers For Gift Wrapping
Want to learn how to make these beautiful rustic though elegant flowers and/or pillow? Read Debbie's post, "A Tutorial: Pottery Barn Inspired Frenchy Pillow, on her blog Confessions of a Plate Addict.
That's it for now. Let me know if I missed anything else.