In this video tutorial, we will show you how you can create a perfectly round Mini Carnation centerpiece on a budget. This arrangement will create a classic or modern look, depending on what vase or container you'll choose.
The ideal container for this arrangement is a container that is between 5" and 7" tall and has a 5" or 6" diameter. The technique we are going to show you in the video tutorial works with a round or square vessel.
The arrangement is made with 35 stems of Mini Carnations - or 3.5 bunches. A bunch of Mini Carnations usually comes with 10 stems and is priced at around $4/bunch retail. In average, each stem has around 5 open buds and 1-2 slightly tighter buds.
This tutorial is designed for floral design enthusiasts with beginner to intermediate floral design skills. If you are a beginner, it is absolutely possible to make this arrangement, but we recommend to do a few more dry runs to get comfortable with the mechanics and arranging.
We hope you'll enjoy this 12-minute video tutorial.
In this video tutorial, we show you how you can create a lush Eucalyptus Compote Centerpiece with a $10 flower budget.
For this arrangement, we used Baby Eucalyptus, Naked Seeded Eucalyptus and Silver Dollar Eucalyptus.
This tutorial is designed for floral design enthusiasts with intermediate floral design skills. If you are a beginner, it is absolutely possible to make this arrangement, but we recommend to do a few more dry runs to get comfortable with the mechanics and arranging.
Enjoy this 6-minute tutorial!
If you have any questions about this tutorial, you can get in touch with us in our Facebook Study Group and post your question in the comments section.
In this video tutorial, we show you how you can open up a Mini Carnation to get a greater focal point.
Mini Carnations often come with lots of unopened buds. Here is a little trick to help them open up faster. This technique comes quite handy if you want to make the most out of 1 stem of Mini Carnation.
For this technique, the Mini Carnations need to have slightly open buds.
In this video tutorial, we show you a technique to open up a tulip to get a larger focal point in your arrangement. This technique may come quite handy if you are planning to use tulips in a Bud Vase display, a low Centerpiece or an Ikebana arrangement.
Try this technique on tulips, which are slightly open. If the tulips are still closed, the petals might not be bendable and will break.
Be sure to remove the anthers from the tulips before they start bearing the pollen.
In this video tutorial, we show you a technique on how to cut up a Baby's Breath branch for a centerpiece arrangement. This technique will come quite handy if you are planning to use Baby's Breath in a low centerpiece arrangement because it will maximize the number of cuttings that you will get out of 1 stem.
Baby's Breath is a filler flower. Filler flowers are characterized by having many smaller stems that branch off the main stem. And hence, the florets grow on many different layers or planes.
If you want to arrange a low round centerpiece and you are looking to create a solid mass, having stems with florets that grow on different levels is not ideal. That's why you need to cut up these branches in such a way that most of the florets are on the same level.
Besides Baby's Breath, you can apply this technique to any filler or branch material.
Orchids are majestic flowers, but the leaves tend to show white water stains. If you try to wipe them off with water, they will show up again in no time.
In this video tutorial, we will show you how to remove the stains and get shiny & lush green looking leaves.
You can apply this technique to any orchid leaves or camellia leaves.