Welcome back to learn from our intriguing tutorials. Today we will show you how to create ’Forever yours’ Centerpiece from dried ornaments. And yes, the forever yours means that this one will last with you from season to season, but as a creative persons we don’t want that right? You can do this multiple times using the same technique and base but verify the materials as you please. Or use the same materials but just place them in different spots!
Yay! Let’s begin!
Let’s start with showing you the easiest base or structure to your design. You don’t even need a container with this one because the already dried materials don’t need any water.
So just place your metallic floral frog where ever you want – straight to your sidetable like we did – or use a plate on the bottom to easily move your centerpiece around the house,
Then take a sheet of floral netting wire and fold it into a ball just like we have done here. (And the same way we did in the How to create a flower centerpiece using our DIY Flower Centerpiece Kit.) Make sure that your wire ball is tight enough to hold the stems and then push it on top of the floral frog to stay in place firmly.
After making the structure it’s time to get creative again! So settle down and let your creativity bloom! If you want to make it easier for you, select your material beforehand, prep them ready and keep them in arms reach so you don’t have to halt your creative flow in the middle of the process to get the materials.
We wanted to create something light, monochrome and modern for you so we kept the recipe and tones very simple. Just natural, sandy and bleached colors.
We usually like to start the creating process with designing the big lines, the contours, first. With this centerpiece it means starting with the biggest material, the big preserved palm leaves.
We placed few of those big palm leaves at the bottom and one on the top. Make sure that the bigger materials really stick on your structure. If the stem is too strong to stand on the metallic pin, cut the stems end in half with strong secateur and place the halved stem directly to the pin.
After the biggest materials start to arrange the medium sized. Here we used smaller palm leaves and dried white hydrangea.
At this point it’s important for you to decide from which angle the centerpiece is being viewed. If it’s only viewed up front, you don’t need to decorate the backside of the arrangement.
Next we filled the centerpiece with more medium sized materials. We used dried Lunaria seedpots, dried Bougainvillea bloomsand two stems of bleached preserved Alchemilla.
Lastly we wanted to add something light material to make the centerpiece more airy so we added the most delicate stems at the top. We wanted to create some more movement and most of all more texture to the centerpiece so we selected the cute and furry but delicate and airy bunny tail grass stems, in other words dried Lagurus to dance on top of the centerpiece.
We advice you to focus on the depths and differences of your materials. When placing the material in different highs you can easily create more interesting end result. And you can make a monochrome centerpiece looking very intriguing by focusing the to the different textures. We really love texture in everything and centerpieces are a great way to try and combine different textures.