Flowers are the ideal complement to any room. That’s why Colvin’s floral designer explains how to create your own wildlife center step by step.
The beautiful and natural flowers bring freshness and aroma to any room. A flower center can give the touch of color that brings life to your home and, therefore, we want to tell you how to make a flower center.
For this, we have a professional in the sector, the floral designer Mireia Aldomà from the online florist Colvin, who will teach us how to design our own wild-style floral center ideal for vases. First, you will find this beautiful video and then you have the step by step with all the explanations. Do not miss it!
HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER CENTER: STEP BY STEP
To achieve this wild character, we will opt for a small, varied, and branched flower. We will play with different heights and textures and we will not use any flower of very striking color – we do not want color jumps. This pretty wild bouquet is fresh, carefree, and perfect for the coming summer. On other occasions, I have already told you some ideas for decoration and flowers or curiosities about flowers and vases. Here’s how to make a floral centerpiece, in this case, wild-style.
1. PREPARE ALL THE MATERIAL
First of all, you must prepare all the material. In this case, you will need a vase filled with water, that is wide-mouthed, made of glass and shaped like a bell to be very wide, and some florist’s pliers.
As for the flowers, you will need to prepare a small list: daisies in salmon tones, mini chrysanthemums in lime, pink astilbe, white dahlias, natural animals, white delphinium, and Daucus in varied wine tones and olive branches.
2. START AT THE BASE OF THE BOUQUET
We start by creating a base with green: in this case, we use an olive tree, a Mediterranean reference that withstands heat wonderfully. This base will help us create this wild style that we want to achieve.
3. GO FOR THE BIGGEST FLOWER
Once the olive base is prepared, we will place stems of the largest flower. We start with it because large flowers take up more space and allow us to create the cardinal points of the bouquet to determine its size, both in width and height.
In this case, we start with the natural animals and the wine-toned caucuses. They will give us the perfect soft spot to get a wild style. Next, we can also add the white delphinium stems, which will give us the ideal height and light point.
4. DON’T FORGET TO CUT THE STEMS!
As in any flower arrangement, the flower always has to enter the vase clean. Any part of the stem that is in contact with water should be free of flowers and leaves to prevent the water from rotting more quickly.
At the same time, whenever we introduce a new stem in our bouquet, we must cut it. This cut is preferably oblique to ensure greater water absorption.
5. WE CONTINUE WITH THE COLORED FLOWERS
We continue with the large flowers in our floral center, but now the colored ones. Once we have made the base and determined its height, we must continue with the colored flowers, in this case, the salmon-colored daisy and the mini chrysanthemum in lime. We will place them throughout the bouquet so as not to create color jumps. Be careful with accumulating the same color in an area: it will always be more beautiful to see all the shades distributed.
6. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SHAPES AND CURVES OF FLOWERS
We will always take advantage of the shapes and curves of the flowers to play with our flower arrangement. We will make sure that we place the flower evenly so that there are no non-flowery or too unbalanced faces. And remember! Shorter flowers should stay close to the mouth of the vase, like white dahlia, as they will add an incredible touch of light.
7. WE ADD THE SUBORDINATE FLOWERS
Now it is the turn of the detail or subordinate flower: once our bouquet has taken shape, we go on to retouch some details that make a difference. We started with more touches of color, in this case using astilbe, and for the wild texture, we complemented with wild green.
8. AND FINALLY … WE CORRECT!
The bouquet is almost ready, full of flowers and color. It will only be necessary to correct those areas in which there have been holes without flowers or disproportionate. Without fear, take your pliers and fix these parts by adding or removing stems. And presto!
Important! To make your vase last longer, add or change the water every 2 to 3 days and try to keep it out of direct sunlight.
And now that you know how to make a flower arrangement step by step, look at the following article. You will find many inspiring ideas to fill your house with flowers this summer!