November 19, 2015, posted by Gina – Last night I had the opportunity to present floral designs and tablescapes to a really fun group of ladies. A big thank you goes out to our lovely hostess who prepared some fabulous appetizers that were enjoyed by all, including me. I presented how-tos for variety of different designs that would carry through the holiday season; a round centerpiece, a cornucopia, a long-lasting Christmas arrangement, two tablescapes (one with a pumpkin centerpiece and the other with a cornucopia centerpiece), a vertical arrangement and a cranberry filled vase.
A tip for the vertical arrangement is to start with a bit of tall greenery in the back and then step your flowers down. I added a lemon for a bit of fun. When working on a cranberry filled arrangement, first fill a vase with cranberries and then fill with water. You won’t need oasis or a tape grid as the cranberries secure the stems. How cool is that?
After my presentation, the ladies designed their own pumpkin arrangements and they did a fabulous job. When they first walked in and saw the pumpkins ready for them and thought they would be cutting and gutting the pumpkins. They were happily surprised to find that we would actually be using the stem to secure the foam instead of cutting the pumpkin. I must tell you that I had to use a saw to cut the stems in half on each pumpkin which was quite a site, but it got the job done. We all had a lot of fun and everyone was pleased with their pumpkin arrangements, which they took home with them. Voilà, the fruits of their labor…
Coming up….I plan on posting tutorials on how to make a cranberry filled arrangement and a long lasting Christmas arrangement in preparation for the holidays, so stay tuned and check our Tutorials Page in the coming days.
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I’m so glad that the weather cooperated and that we were able to do this event. What a fun group of ladies!!!! It was a wonderful evening!!!
Well hello there new reader!!! So happy you stopped by AND even left a comment. You are the best. The weather could have been bad. So happy we avoided that whole scene.
Gina, this was so much fun!! You and Georgia have really motivated me in preparing for the holidays!! Thanks for reminding me how much fun it is to arrange flowers and prep for my friends and family!! Looking forward to the Christmas tutorials!! Also, the thanksgiving recipes look great!!
Christie, I am so glad we were able to inspire you. I hope you give some of the Thanksgiving recipes a try as they were very delicious. Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Gina, not only was this evening tons of fun to spend with friends and get creative, but we learned so many tips and great ideas for holiday centerpieces and how to keep them fresh looking over time! I can’t wait to create my next floral arrangement and decorate my table for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Thank you Gina and your fabulous assistant Georgia for a wonderful time! Carol
Carol, it was my pleasure to be with you and the ladies. Georgia is such a dear friend and so kind to help. A great night for all!