April 2014 Class Pictures
Use a platter or large charger as the container and then place a garland on it to hold the flowers and ribbon
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.
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.
Front view of centerpiece w purple ranunculus garland
Top view of the purple ranunculus garland used to create a centerpiece.
There are many small permanent plants available now that are perfect for miniature and small designs
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 and fairy vine garland
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
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.
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
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
Pot a single hydgrangea stem with a small fern to make a topiary. Group several pots together to create a centerpiece.
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 are perfect for displaying small figurines.
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
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.
A thin wired vine was used to bind the outside shells around the center shells
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.
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