Selected to coordinate with the
floral materials, packaging products can enhance the holiday
presentation and become integral gift elements.
Three varieties of roses, from cotton-candy pink to juicy sun-drenched
peach, and clusters of sorbet-hued Hypericum berries are punctuated by
creamy chocolate brown cones, leaves, branches and grasses to compose
this delicious duet of seasonal selections. The striped boxes,
accompanied by their milk-chocolate-hued tops, complete the
Designs by Bill J. Harper AIFD, AAF
Stripes reminiscent of milk chocolate swirled with dark chocolate
characterize a flower-filled vessel trimmed with cone-enhanced mesh
fabric. Bits of iced branches, wedged between the vase and its
cocoa-striped box, offer an organic alternative to stabilizing tissue.
MATERIALS: preserved salal leaves and tortum male from Verdissimo
USA; pine cones from Columbia Pine Cones & Botanicals; iced branches
from Knud Nielsen Company; white mesh fabric from Art Mesh; box from
Nashville Wraps; striped vase from Meyer Imports; roses, Hypericum and
white pine from favorite suppliers.
Clip the bulky ends from the iced branches, and wedge them between the
vase and the box for a snug fit. Bundle additional branches, and
accessorize with a cone and leaf for a woodsy box-top accent.
Traditional Christmas reds shine radiantly when paired with a
complementary palette of tart citrus-green hues. And in this trio of
holiday arrangements, gleaming red cello and plaid foil combine in a
striking reflection of the brilliant color scheme and can be used to
create grand gifts, both large and small.
With double-faced tape around its rim and Glue Dots at its corners,
a basic white delivery box is transformed into a chic receptacle for
displaying a glorious vase arrangement. A fanciful Christmas tree
pick in the same hues sends the season’s greetings.
MATERIALS: tree pick from Lion Ribbon; Bullion Wire and
Double-Faced Tape from Smithers-Oasis; red pot from Accent Décor;
plaid paper from Highland Supply Corporation; box from Gift Box
Corporation; Glue Dots from burton + BURTON; spray roses, tulips,
carnations, Viburnums, Hypericum, Camellia and ming fern from
Cut wide strips of foil. Fold the cut edges inward, and fashion the
strips into a bow. Adhere to the foil-covered box with Glue Dots.
Delicate coral roses and vibrant red carnations mingle among groups of
refreshing lime-green Viburnums and Hypericum berries, establishing a
sophisticated Christmas color story. Echoing all the florals’ luminous
holiday hues, shimmering metallic mesh presents the gathered blossoms as
fabulous perishable giftware arrayed for the Christmas season.
Dynamic fabric flourishes glamorize a
grand vase arrangement, which is tucked inside a mesh-fabric-filled
delivery box. An additional length of the mesh is knotted in the center
and secured at the box’s corners as a stylish sash.
MATERIALS: package pick from Lion Ribbon; plaid mesh from Art
Mesh; box from Gift Box Corporation; Handblown Glass Square Vase from
Syndicate Sales; ‘Big Fun’ roses, carnations, Hypericum, Viburnums and
white pine from favorite suppliers.
Tie a loose knot in the center of a length of mesh
fabric. Secure each
end of the knotted fabric to the
corners of the box with wire, pierced
cardboard. Fill the box with mesh fabric, and nestle
flower-filled cube vase within.
With minimal time and cost, the colorful band of mesh fabric
elevates a simple gathering of blossoms to star status.
MATERIALS: plaid mesh from Art Mesh; Bind Wire from
Smithers-Oasis; ‘Big Fun’ roses, carnations, Viburnums, Hypericum,
lily grass and wax string from favorite suppliers.
Assemble the bouquet, and tie with wax string. Wrap the mesh fabric
around the stems, and secure with binding wire.
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