Special touches take these eight seasonal arrangements to a higher level
with minimal labor.
Designs by Talmage
The retail experience is
an integral part of the holiday season for many people, so it is
important to offer your customers unexpected looks in floral designs.
Although these fresh arrangements would still be attractive without
their special touches, they also would be ordinary, and consumers can
get ordinary anywhere. Dazzle your customers with these designs
featuring easy-to-create upgrades that transform the arrangements into
Coatings of white candle wax add a look of wintry
realism to the pine cones nestled within this seasonal arrangement, as
if the cones were gathered from ground blanketed in newly fallen snow.
Teal-blue millimeter balls add holiday appeal while lending shimmery
touches to the frosty cool color palette.
Eryngium, dusty miller, pine cones and candle wax from favorite
suppliers; bowl from FTD Group; Bauble Picks from Accent Décor.
According to legend, finding a bird’s nest within a
Christmas tree is considered good luck. This arrangement, featuring a
“snow”-covered nest surrounded by wintry juniper and dusty miller,
offers a tabletop delight. The nest, which is drizzled with white candle
wax, provides a natural focal point that is balanced by pairs of
glimmering ornaments and silver pillar candles.
MATERIALS: juniper from The Hiawatha
Corporation; dusty miller and candle wax from favorite suppliers; pine
straw nest from Knud Nielsen Company; eggs from Melrose International;
Dark Titanium Zinc Bowl and 5-inch Silver-Stud Pearl Berry Balls from
Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies; Patrician® pillar candles from Candle
Melt candle wax in a hot-melt glue pan at a low temperature, and
carefully drizzle the wax over the nest and pine cones with a spoon.
To view 6 more designs from this article,
look to the November 2009 issue of Florists'
to purchase the current issue of Florists' Review.