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Friday, February 15, 2013

SPRING FLORAL ARRANGING 101

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In all of my party posts flowers are involved, but typically they don't get the spotlight.  With this floral arranging 101 series, I hope not only to highlight the arrangements I create for the party's featured on Julip Made, but also to show you how to create them for yourself.  I created this arrangement for this party... a delicate, girly arrangement perfect for spring.

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Collect all materials including julep cups, tea cups, scissors, and flowers.  In this case I used mums, Alstroemeria, Roses, and green filler.
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Trim leaves and thorns off the stem.
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Using the objects you've chosen to store the flowers in, measure the stem against the container.  Using scissors or a knife, cut the stem at this point diagonally.
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For the roses, pick of the first few petals.  If the roses are not open enough, cup the flower between your palms and blow hot air into the center of the rose to help it open up.
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Create a foundation using foliage or flowers with lots of leaves.  This will create a framework to place the other flowers within.  I used the Alstroemeria in this case.
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Next add in the larger "face" flowers (the mums).  Place in a scattered way in the vase, building on the framework created with the Alstroemeria.  Weave in the wispy greens at varying heights to add depth.
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Finally weave in your "pièce de résistance" flower like the rose.
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