follow the formula
Tall spray plus compact
base equals easy yet dramatic composition.
Creating a grand arrangement such as this is as simple
as following a basic formula. Start with a tall spray of materials,
and finish with a compact base that creates interest, conceals
mechanics and adds the necessary visual weight to counterbalance the
In this example, we’ve plugged permanent branches into
the “tall spray” component and added permanent apples, pine and
cardinal ornaments into the “compact base” segment to add up to this
impressive seasonal creation. We’ve enhanced our “tall spray” factor
with red plastic beads strung onto bullion wire for additional
holiday glint and tucked a bird’s nest into the base for natural
This easy formula can be applied to a variety of
containers and completed with a wealth of materials, provided the
materials fit the “tall spray” and “compact base” requirements.
Twig Nest, Glass
Cardinals, and permanent Mountain Pine Sprays, Holly Berry Branches
and Apples from Sullivans; urn from Melrose International; Oasis™
Bullion Wire from Oasis® Floral Products; plastic beads from crafts
to purchase the current issue of Florists' Review.