Flowers are not necessary to make a beautiful and eye-catching arrangement. A variety of leaves, creatively put together, can be just as, if not more, attractive. Different shades of green and shapes make an arrangement visually interesting and give a fresh touch to the table.
For this arrangement, you will need:
13 pcs long, wide leaves, any kind
8 short cuttings of cypress
4 pcs branches with short leaves, any kind
2 pcs long branch with small leaves like eucalyptus
Floral foam, 1/2 the regular size, soaked in water
Small plastic bag enough to put foam in
Prepare all of the long, wide leaves by tearing them clean, exposing the bottom stem.
Curl each of six leaves outward and parcel into the center of the other side as shown.
Put the foam inside the plastic bag and secure snugly. This will prevent water from the foam from leaking onto your table.Wrap 1 long, wide leaf around the foam and secure with adhesive tape. You may prepare the foam for the stems by piercing some holes at the center.
Start by inserting three long, wide leaves on each side. This will be the base or foundation.Next, stick in the branches with shorter leaves, also on both sides. This will add fullness to the layers.
For the next layer, stick in the prepared curled long leaves around the foam. Stick the last two short branches at the center of the curled leaves. At this point, your layers will be concentrated at the center.
Put in the small cypress cuttings. As a last touch, put in the two pieces long, slim cutting with small leaves, at a slant in one side.
A fresh touch to your table
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