Designing Your Masterpiece

And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food” (Genesis 2:9a KJV).

Designing flowers has truly been a gift from God to me. I take great delight in sharing the beautiful flowers that our loving and artistic Creator has fashioned for us to enjoy.

Have you ever planned to host your very own dinner party? Did you imagine, in detail, how you would prepare the perfect meal for your closest friends and relatives? If so, you probably knew you were more than able to cook a delicious meal and set a beautiful table. But did you feel like you needed some help adding an elegant touch that would bring your dinner party into bright, beautiful bloom? Were you looking for that special atmosphere your guests would love?

Now is the time to put your creativity in action and design your very own custom-made fresh floral masterpiece. Let’s get started!

Creating Your Candleholder Masterpiece

Small Floral Arrangement

Supplies Needed:

1 package of tulips (in color of your choice)
1 package of godetia (in color of your choice)
1 package of hydrangea (in color of your choice)
*Optional: Select a pre-made bouquet of flowers from your favorite florist (instead of separate types of flowers).
1 package of greenery
1 block of wet floral foam
1 candleholder to be used as a vase
1 piece of string or thin wire
1 pair of scissors

Instructions:

Step 1: Use a thin piece of wire or string to cut wet floral foam to fit in the candleholder.
Step 2: Soak wet floral foam in water and place in vase to begin your floral arrangement.
Step 3: Cut bottom stems of the branches from greenery and place on the outside of the wet floral foam, in order to give it a clean finished look.
Step 4: Cut bottom stems and gently place vibrant flowers into the wet floral foam so that they are spaced evenly and distribute the color and type of flower throughout the vase.
Step 5: Use the remaining greenery to fill in the gaps between the flowers to give your floral design a full, finished look.

Designing a Floral Showpiece

Large Floral Arrangement

Supplies Needed:

1 package of tulips (in color of your choice)
1 package of godetia (in color of your choice)
1 package of hydrangea (in color of your choice)
*Optional: Select a pre-made bouquet of flowers from your favorite florist (instead of separate types of flowers).
1 package of greenery
1 piece of string or thin wire
1 vase
1 pair of scissors

Instructions:

Step 1: Fan and spread out flowers starting with the greenery, in the shape of an open handheld fan. Flowers should look layered and filled with greenery (from highest to lowest). Be sure to evenly distribute the color and variety of flowers throughout the vase.
Step 2: Slide string or wire under and over the bottom stems of fanned flowers and tie securely.
Step 3: Cut excess string or wire with scissors. Flowers should look arranged and ready to place in vase.
Step 4: Measure the vase and determine how much of the stems should be cut to fit and fill the vase securely. Cut the stems, accordingly.
Step 5: Spread and fluff flowers so that they are displayed beautifully and arranged as your very own masterpiece.

Tips for Extending the Life of a Bouquet

  • Change the water daily.
  • Trim the stems at an angle every few days.
  • Keep flowers in a cool location, away from direct heat and sunlight.
  • Discard dried leaves and withered blossoms, and transfer the healthy ones to a smaller vase.
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