Six inspired holiday
centerpieces with ambient appeal.
Designs by Talmage McLaurin, AIFD
These designs offer inspiration for combining flowers
with four types of candles—votives, pillars, floating candles and jar
candles. Using candles with flowers can present both safety and design
Traditional in their holiday hues, these stylish
designs create a contemporary composite display when placed closely
together. The rich velvety colors of the crimson flowers and vivid
verdant fir match those of the gilded holly-patterned containers, and
the sheen of the red metallic pillar candles is repeated in the
containers as well.
Materials: ‘Tinto’ roses,
amaryllises and Astilbe from Transflora; fir from The Hiawatha
Corporation; Holly Vases with Beads from burton + BURTON; Patrician®
Brand Pillar Candles from Candle Artisans; Oasis® Floral Foam from
Oasis® Floral Products; wood picks from W.J. Cowee.
Drill three evenly spaced holes into the bottom of each pillar
candle, and insert wood picks into the holes. Secure each candle
atop a foam-filled vase.
Because of the potential hazards of combining flammable
materials, especially greenery and dried botanicals, with lit
candles, remind your customers that they should never leave
burning candles unattended, and instruct them to always keep
water reservoirs full so the floral materials are less likely to
dry out. (Click here to
print copies of our handy consumer tag.)
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