Large Floral Displays
Nothing adds elegance and style to a table like a huge floral arrangement. Learn how easy it is to make a dramatic statement using artificial flowers.
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Materials and Tools:
2-inch floral foam
1. Prepare the container by putting floral adhesive around the inside of the container for the first piece of foam to rest on. Put more strips of adhesive on the top of the foam and add more layers until the foam extends one to two inches above the container. Cover the foam with Spanish moss and secure it with greening pins.
2. Select a variety of flowers that contain large blossoms and small buds in colors that work nicely in your room and make sure to select a variety of different textures to give the arrangement interest. Before arranging them, open all the flowers by unfolding each one from the bottom, and shape the leaves and petals as naturally as possible.
3. Keep in mind that for the best proportion, the arrangement should be about 1-½ times the height and width of the container. Start inserting flowers at the base with something soft and full to flow over the edges. Add the tallest slender branch pieces to create a fan shape.
4. Place the main flower of the arrangement strategically in the middle areas. Fill in the empty space with secondary flowers that are either smaller or less vibrant. Finish with the filler flowers, usually small multiple flowers that are lacy and add texture. Stand back often to check the symmetry of the arrangement and to make any necessary adjustments.