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

Magnolia Centerpiece
Magnolia Centerpiece
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.

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.

Centerpiece with Garland
Centerpiece with Garland

Front view of centerpiece w purple ranunculus garland

Purple Ranunclulus Centerpiece
Purple Ranunclulus Centerpiece

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

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

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.

 Apothacary with Rabbits
Apothacary with Rabbits

Apothacary with rabbits and fairy vine garland

Apothacary with rabbits closeup.
Apothacary with rabbits closeup.
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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Cloches and Small Figurines
Cloches and Small Figurines

Cloches are perfect for displaying small figurines.

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

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.

Shell Display Cloche
Shell Display Cloche

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

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.

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