Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

traditional floral centerpiece

Set the mood at your wedding reception with these traditional floral centerpieces. Your guests will arrive to see elegant arrangements made from roses, peonies and eucalyptus leaves at every table. Best of all, you can let them know you did it all yourself (with a little help from us)!
Step 1
Project Note: Are you planning a traditional wedding? The flowers used most often for this style are traditional, too, like white and cream-colored roses and peonies. Often, they’re accented with berries and eucalyptus leaves.
 
Begin by preparing a mercury glass bowl to hold your arrangement. Cut a piece of floral foam that’ll fit inside the bowl. The top of the foam should be level with the top of the bowl.
Step 2
Place rows of clear, double-sided tape running horizontally across the surface of the foam. Then add vertical rows, so that you’ve created a grid of tape across the top of the foam. Make sure the ends of each piece of tape overlap the sides of the bowl by about ¼".

TIP: Adding the tape grid will keep the floral foam from sliding around or out of the bowl as you work. 
Step 3
Use your floral cutter to shorten the stems of your flowers and greenery. Select several large roses, peonies and hydrangeas, and mix them to create a focal point of traditional flowers at the center of the bowl. Push each stem into the floral foam.

TIP: As you work, choose the most realistic-looking flowers. Bend each stem slightly, so that the flowers bend and droop as they would in nature.
Step 4
Continue building a low arrangement out of flowers and greenery, allowing stems to extend out over the bowl’s sides. Once you’re pleased with the arrangement’s basic shape, fill in the gaps with more greenery and buds. Add eucalyptus branches to add contrast and texture to your floral centerpiece with their darker color.

TIP: Once you think you’re finished, take a photo of the arrangement with your phone to see if you need to make any adjustments. Tweak your flowers a bit more if you needed. Marvelous!
 
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