of the month
Fun, color-coordinated accessories lift a small collection of
botanicals to impressive heights.
Design by Christina M. Burton, AIFD
butterflies, attached to decorative wire, appear to be
fluttering around and upon a small group of ruffly carnations.
Their positioning adds visual dimension to the floral cluster,
increasing its perceived value while maintaining a
Create this dynamic and affordable arrangement in an
array of color palettes to suit the season, customer preference
and the carnations you have on hand. Containers and decorative
wire in a rainbow of colors make almost any color combination
‘Moonlite’ carnations from Florigene Flowers; Galax
leaves from favorite supplier; 8-inch Spirit™ Collection Saucer,
Oasis® Floral Foam and Oasis® Hot-Melt Glue from Oasis® Floral
Products; hand-painted feather butterflies from Floraltrims;
Deco Wire™ from Lion Ribbon Company.
Saturate the floral foam,
and place it into a saucer. Arrange Galax leaves
around the perimeter of the floral foam.
Remove the delicate
packing wire from each butterfly, and insert decorative
wire in its place, securing it with a drop of hot glue
at the end of the wire.
Form the opposite end of each wire into a small hook
(for stability), then insert the wires into the floral