Flower arrangement is an art. A beautifully arranged floral bouquet instantly uplifts the spirit and gives a character to any room. And no New Year party would be complete without flowers.
Here are some Ikebana floral arrangements which you can try at home. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. 'Ike' means to arrange and 'bana' originates from the word 'hana', which means flower.
Ikebana combines flowers with branches to create a simple but beautiful flower arrangement. You can also use metal, wood, plastic etc to enhance it further. The shape and colour of the vase is also taken into consideration while making the arrangement.
Interestingly, it is said that Ikebana went to Japan from India via China with the spread of Buddhism, in around 600 AD.
So have fun with your floral arrangement as you usher in 2012 with lots of happiness and laughter.
Wish you lots of luck, success and good health in the New Year and always! See you in New Year!