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To Love & To Cherish

Blending nature’s beauty into tabletop designs brides will adore

Unexpected new naturals make a stylish statement, adding fresh flair and exciting textures to today’s wedding centerpieces. Take tradition to new heights with a full feature of gilded branches and a perimeter of inexpensive wooden shims.

 

DESIGN 1

MATERIALS

  • Phalaenopsis amabilis
  • Dianthus caryophyllus
  • Dianthus barbatus
  • Epipremnum aureum
  • Cyclamen persicum
  • Oasis Floral Mesh Gold Container (optional)
  • 3” Clear acrylic water tubes
  • Cable ties
  • Oasis Bindwire Design Master Color Tool 24KT Pure Gold STEPS

STEPS

  • Trim and prepare Oasis Floral Mesh to desired dimensions for your custom project.
  • Thread branches through the Oasis Floral Mesh, secure with Oasis Bindwire when necessary.
  • Spray paint your natural structure once all of your branches are added.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Add clear water tubes and secure with cable ties or Oasis Bindwire.
  • Fill water tubes with water and add fresh flowers
 

DESIGN 2         

MATERIALS

  • Campanula medium “Alba”
  • Rosa hybrida
  • Tulipa spp.
  • Eucalyptus polyanthemos
  • Jasminum officinale
  • E6000 Glue or similar high-performance permanent craft adhesive
  • Oasis Floral foam
  • Container
  • Various natural wood shims

STEPS

  • Trim and prepare wooden shims for your custom project.
  • Use an all-temperature, high-performance permanent craft adhesive that bonds to any surface, my favorite is E6000.
  • Stagger your wood shims in various heights to add interest to your composition.
  • Glue each shim one at a time. Layer a few in places for added depth and texture.
  • Allow container to dry and cure for 24 hours before designing.
 

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