This Victorian centerpiece has the charm of old fashioned elegance to it. Different sizes of both tea roses and garden roses, velvety lamb's ear brings in a frosted green touch that you'll love on your wedding reception or bridal shower tables.
Feel free to experiment with different colors or flower varieties to make this design entirely your own.
For both the 8" and 6" spheres you'll need the following flowers and products:
If these serve as reception centerpiece, place on a shallow clear Lomey plate and push down to flatten the bottom of the sphere. You can also use a long kitchen knife to cut off a portion of the foam ball, making it flat and level on the bottom.
Float soak the Oasis spheres in water treated with Crystal Clear Flower Food. Allow the spheres to sink naturally, without forcing them under the water level. You could create dry pockets in the foam, which will cause wilted flowers if their ends are inserted into that portion of the foam.
Randomly insert your largest focal flowers first, then the secondary flowers and then the small spray flowers. Add pearls, beads and other flower jewelry. If you wish a true old fashioned centerpiece, add in some wispy sprays of Baby's Breath.
Do you need more help on flowering and greening techniques? Be sure to check out step by step centerpiece tutorials. The tutorials guide you through detailed steps of everything from processing your flowers correctly to greening and adding flowers to the arrangement.
Massed arrangements such as this Victorian centerpiece tutorial take a lot more flowers (adding to the cost) where you can save money in your flower budget by using inexpensive greens.