March 2014 Class Pictures
fb Cut a piece of styrofoam to fit the bottom of the lantern to 'plant' in. For a one-sided design, place the materials starting at the back of the lantern and working forward
fb Add a vine to a book stand to create visual interest. When creating a vignette, place items in overlapping triangles to make a large triangle
Wrap a vine or small garland into any shallow bowl or vase to make a base for adding collected items. A few stems of berries and hydrangea add a floral accent.
The color of terracotta pots can be neutralized by put a mossy finish on them. Green is one of Mother Nature's neutrals.
Put a wire hanger on the back of a wood box. Place 3-5 small headed nails or screws to the outside of the box to wire the garland to. Add ribbon. The box is ready to be hung and filled.jpg
Place objects in a vignette to form a triangular shape, varying the heights of the items. A vase shaped water pitcher with a narrow base is one of the best container shapes in which to create a drop in arrangement.
Fern plants, branches and natural preserved moss fill out a potted Phaleanopsis orchid.
Developing overlapping triangles helps create a unified vignette. Start with the tallest item in the center
De-labeled wine bottles with battery-op lights for night time mood lighting. Overly vines and garlands then add flowers and nests for more interest.
An armature is an easy mechanic for a design. Place it an appropriate container for the design's purpose and cover with artificial vines. A cylinder vase makes a good hurricance glass for a candle
Add a fern plant to a pre-made bouquet, for an easy drop-in design. Purple glass beads were used to add visual weight, ballast and to help hold the boquet in position. A bow helps create color unity