Floral Design For You
Story and Photos by Colleen Monroe
Floral Design professor Judith Wilmington gives you the step-by-step process for creating a half round design worthy of the centerpiece for your dining room table.
- Wire cutters
- Needle nose pliers
- Oasis (Styrofoam like material you use to place the flowers into)
- Floral tape
- Flowers and fern (Pick color coordinating flowers to help with the rhythm and flow of the design.)
Take a piece of water soaked oasis and place it into the container. Use floral tape to tape the oasis to the container.
Slice the corners off the oasis. Then, Place one flower directly in the center of the oasis and four more flowers in the center of the four sides.
Once you have the five flowers in the oasis, take four more flowers and place them on top of the oasis, at the four corners.
Once you have the flowers in their correct areas, stick pieces of fern on each side of the flowers. The design so should look like a half-circle shape at this time with the top rounded.
Now that you have all of the flowers and ferns stuck in the oasis, you will need to use your judgment to fill in any empty appearing spaces with more fern or filler flowers.