Freshen the table by adding a simple bright centerpiece.
A simple arrangement of miniature carnations, alstroemeria, and greenery are brightened with loops of Red, White, and Blue ribbon. Add cool water to the design to freshen the flowers
You Will Need:
Waterproof Floral Tape
4” Wooden Picks
#3 (½”) Ribbon in Red, White and Blue
Floral Wrap Tape
Begin the arrangement by preparing the container. Cut the floral foam to fit the bowl. Soak the foam until totally saturated. Tape the waterproof tape across the top of the foam in a crisscross pattern. Fill the container with water.
I began designing this arrangement by placing small pieces of greenery in the floral foam covering the foam.
Take a stem of alstroemeria and remove the greenery from near the blooms, careful not to damage the bloom. Cut the stem close to the bloom branches. Continue this process on two additional stems of alstroemeria. Place these three stems in the wet foam, creating a triangle. The alstroemeria will be close to the foam.
Take a stem of miniature carnations and cut it to be a little taller than the alstroemeria. Place this stem in the center of the foam. Add additional stems of miniature carnations to the alstroemeria, making sure that they are taller than the alstroemeria. Pay attention that the miniature carnations fill the sides of the container.
Create a bow in the arrangement. Begin by making two loops of ribbon. Secure these loops with the 4” wooden picks. Cover with floral wrap tape. I usually start with 7 picks of loops. I also make 4 wooden picks with a single loop and a streamer. Place the streamer loops close to the rim of the container. Add the other loops to the center of the container close to the floral foam. Adding more picks of ribbon loops makes the bow fuller. Enjoy!