April  2014 Class Pictures

Magnolia Garland
Magnolia Garland

Use a platter or large charger as the container and then place a garland on it to hold the flowers and ribbon

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Magnolia Centerpiece
Magnolia Centerpiece
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Cloche
Cloche

Turn the cloche upside down and fill with a viney garland, eggs and other treasures then turn right side up on a charger or decorative plate.

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Cloche
Cloche

Turn a cloche upside down and fill with eggs. Place a bunch of green raffia over the eggs and then place a cake plate upside down on the cloche. Turn everything right side up.

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Centerpiece with Garland
Centerpiece with Garland

Front view of centerpiece w purple ranunculus garland

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Purple Ranunclulus Centerpiece
Purple Ranunclulus Centerpiece

Top view of the purple ranunculus garland used to create a centerpiece.

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Small Permanent Plants in Design
Small Permanent Plants in Design

There are many small permanent plants available now that are perfect for miniature and small designs

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Topiary
Topiary

Pot a stem of Myrtle then add angel vine for texture and visual weight. To add the birds, drill 2 small holes in their base to hold short, medium gauge wires.

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 Apothacary with Rabbits
Apothacary with Rabbits

Apothacary with rabbits and fairy vine garland

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Apothacary with rabbits closeup.
Apothacary with rabbits closeup.
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Memorabilia on Display
Memorabilia on Display

Choose a selection of memorabilia. Add texture and interest with a spray of crystals and bit of ribbon. Artfully arrange them on a plate. Place the cloche over the items during construction to assure fi

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Seaside Cloche
Seaside Cloche

This type of design needs a small piece of floral foam in the center to hold the succulents. Either glue it to the base of the cloche or use a small clay saucer to hold the foam.

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Flower Ring
Flower Ring

The flower ring was created by cutting a piece of foam to fit the top of the cake stand. Pave' flowers around the outside of the cloche. Cover the center of the foam with a coordinating fabric

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Sweet Pea Topiary
Sweet Pea Topiary

Several stems of Sweet Peas were tied together to make this topiary. Add a small scale vine to the 'trunk' and use some of the greens to fill in the flowers

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Hydrangea Topiary
Hydrangea Topiary

Pot a single hydgrangea stem with a small fern to make a topiary. Group several pots together to create a centerpiece.

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Rose Topiary
Rose Topiary

One beautiful stem of roses 'planted' in foam. Cover the foam with preserved moss and add a small fern. Green raffia was used to enhance the trunk.

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Cloches and Small Figurines
Cloches and Small Figurines

Cloches are perfect for displaying small figurines.

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Cloche with Favorite Figurine
Cloche with Favorite Figurine

Choose a favorite figurine. Choose a few complimentary artificial flowers and ribbon wrap their stems. Twist them around the figurine and cover with the cloche

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Tall Vase Arrangement
Tall Vase Arrangement

Any tall vase with sand makes a great container for a vertically styled, drop-in arrangement. Adding a bit of vine and foliage in the vase will disguise the stems if they do not appear natural enough.

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Shell Display Cloche
Shell Display Cloche

A thin wired vine was used to bind the outside shells around the center shells

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Woodland Design
Woodland Design

A shallow bowl creates an enclosed feeling for a woodland design. These small designs are an excellent way to use bits and pieces of left over materials.

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Wreath Centerpiece
Wreath Centerpiece

A grapevine wreath placed on a clay saucer makes a good mechanic for a round form design. Place a gazing ball in the center and fill in the wreath with permanent materials glued into the wreath

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