Rittners School Of Floral Design
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Fun With Flower Hats-2

In Fun With Flower Hats-1 we learned that we could take a simple hat like this one, and with but a few flowers, turn it into something far more stylish.

Our approach, however, involved one rather long segment of permanent botanicals working along the length of the hat from the back all the way to the front!

Let's examine another variation of this genre of floral art.

What You Will Need

  • Hat base
  • Assortment of permanent botanicals
  • Wire and Floraltape
  • glue

    Here is a slightly different view:

    There are three variables that we have manipulated in this hat design:

    1. Our permanent botanicals have been shifted from one side to the other compared to Flower Hat 1.

    2. In addition there is greater variety in the selection of materials.

    3. Note also that this permanent botanical segment is stylized much shorter than in Flower Hat 1.

    Isn't it amazing how just a few minor changes can result in a totally different look to your design!

    Want to see what it would look like on the other side?

    We aim to please... Ok for those who would like a comparison...Here it is....Check it out! I'll bet some of you may like it even better on this side!

    OK. Now consider if you will, that we could also place our floral segment in the back of the hat or even at the very front of the hat as well.

    If One segment is good, think of what we could do with several ??? Notice how it changes the entire character of the hat?

    Regardless of how many segments or where you plan to place them, construction of the floral part of the hat is quick and easy.

    One of two general approaches can be used.

    We could simply glue the permanents on to the hat, starting at the one end and gradually working lengthwise, alternating the materials.

    Alternatively, this design can be constructed as a classical corsage with one flower attached to the next one, and so forth. The entire unit can then be either glued or wired/tied to the hat.

    We hope that you really enjoyed this brief floral design lesson. At Rittners Floral School in Boston we provide floral design instruction that includes a wide range of different styles and techniques. Please come and take one of our hands-on workshop programs!!

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