While thinking about what to show you today as a tutorial for deco, I thought I might do something flowery and something summery, as summer will start in just 4 days and I just can’t wait !
So I found this amazingly easy and pretty floral centerpiece on Once Wed and I immediately fell in love with it !
Here’s how to do it.
What you need:
– A Vessel
– A piece of chicken wire large enough to create a reasonably tight fit in your container
– Several types of flowers and foliages you’ve gathered or bought. You can either only use wild flowers or not, but the important thing is to mix the styles – it gives a dynamic looks to the compo
– A floral knife or some clippers—no scissors! Scissors damage a flower’s stem, prohibiting it from drinking properly.
Step 1: The cleaning ! Make sure you clean off any foliage that will fall below the water line. Leaves in the water will encourage the growth of bacteria, which will shorten the life of your arrangement.
Step 2: Next, prepare your container. Bend your chicken wire to fit snugly inside the container. The chicken wire acts as a grid to hold your flowers where you want them, giving your design the shape you want.
Step 3: Begin by greening your container with the foliage you’ve gathered. I used long-line
raspberry foliage to give my piece a dramatic shape. I filled in with gorgeous elderberry, tomato foliage, and mint. That gives a good base to start flowering the arrangement.
Step 4: First, place some of your large, fluffy flowers in varying heights throughout the arrangement—here, big red dahlia for a pretty focal flower. You can place some low, near the lip of the container, and some higher, as if they were growing naturally. Next, start adding in your other flowers, being sure to vary the height of your placements, along with the colors of flowers.
Step 5: Be sure to design your piece from all the angles it will be seen. Turn your vessel as you design, continuing to place your larger, fluffier flowers a little lower, letting others reach toward the sky. Fill in with more foliages and pretty filler.
Step 6: Once Wed finished their arrangement with sprigs of reed grass and little tufts of gomphrena for a wild look.