March 2014 Class Pictures

Lantern Planter
Lantern Planter

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

Visual Interest
Visual Interest

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

Shallow Bowl
Shallow Bowl

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.

Terracotta Pots
Terracotta Pots

The color of terracotta pots can be neutralized by put a mossy finish on them. Green is one of Mother Nature's neutrals.

Embellish Wooden Display Box
Embellish Wooden Display Box

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

Vignette Organization
Vignette Organization

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.

Phaleanopsis Orchid
Phaleanopsis Orchid

Fern plants, branches and natural preserved moss fill out a potted Phaleanopsis orchid.

Overlapping Triangles
Overlapping Triangles

Developing overlapping triangles helps create a unified vignette. Start with the tallest item in the center

Staging a Horizontal Space
Staging a Horizontal Space

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.

Armature Mechanics
Armature Mechanics

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

Easy Drop-in Design
Easy Drop-in Design

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