For the center of the design, I cut the snaps in half to get double duty out of one stem of flowers. If you make a diagonal cut, the edge isn't as noticeable in the design.
Cut closely to where the flower heads are joined to the stem.
Mix in where you use the tops and bottoms of the stems. Again, always try to use the natural curve of the flower to the best advantage.
I keep the top flowers low because this centerpiece is for a table top for guests to eat and converse during dinnertime.
Keep lines flowing in the same direction on all sides of the flower design.
Don't forget the the flowers in the center go straight up, fanning outward as you move down closer to the bottom.
There are plenty of open spaces, but I also plan to add in some roses and miniature carnations.