DIY Fall Floral Arrangement (Sabellico's)

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1 packet of food to 1 pint of room temperature water. Fill the vase almost to the top, leaving room some space to avoid overflowing when adding in the flowers. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“flower arranging” — sssuarez
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Use pruning sheers or a floral knife when trimming the flowers. A pairing knife is the perfect substitute for a floral knife if you don't have access to one. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“Flower arranging” — Nancy Cowan
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Start by placing the greens into the vase. In order for your arrangement to keep longer you don't want any of the leaves to be in the water, so make sure to remove any that would be touching. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“Rikki Snyder SaveEmail 1. Build a framework of greens (we chose lemon leaves) in the vase. Keep leav” — newinbrussels
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When trimming the stems to the appropriate length do so at an angle like this with a nice, sharp clean cut. This will keep your flowers fresher longer and help them drink the water more easily. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
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Add plenty of greens, more so than you may think, until they are nice and snug together. This creates a sturdy base for your flowers. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
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This step is optional, but if you would like to give your greens an extra bit of shine for a fresh look spray them with a floral leaf shine spray. These can be found in stores such as sears, http://www.sears.com/wmu-ultra-leaf-shine-spray-6-ounces/p-SPM6217299507?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2 Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“Greenery” — limefrog
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Next comes the fun part, picking your flowers. Tracy is using orange and maroon mums, perfect for fall decor. These mums will be used as the body of the arrangement. For this size, we're using 6 stems of mums. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“3. Next comes the fun part: picking your flowers. Goldman chose orange and maroon mums, perfect for” — newinbrussels
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After picking the flowers for the body of your arrangement, the focal flowers are next. Typically, you use less of these focal flowers than the body flowers. They are going to add that wow factor to your arrangement and make it something really special. Tracy chose bright yellow Roses, rustic, orange Gerbera daisies and orange lilies. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
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As you did with the greenery, remove the any leaves that would touching the water, you don't want any of them in there. The lily on the left is what it looks like after the leaves are removed. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“step 4” — Nagwa Bulale
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Start by placing one of your focal flowers in the center of the arrangement. When you cut these they need to be taller than the rest of your flowers so they stick out the most. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“5. Start by placing a focal flower in the center of the arrangement.” — newinbrussels
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Continue inserting your focal flowers. Make sure to keep it symmetrical. Here, Tracy is placing the second lily off to the side of the first one. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“step 5” — Nagwa Bulale
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The next focal flowers are the Gerbera Daisies. For flowers that are top heavy like these, stem tubes are slid on them to keep them from bending. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“6. The next focal flowers are the Gerbera daisies. Plastic stem tubes, available at floral supply st” — newinbrussels
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Add in your second Gerbera Daisy and your focal flowers should start to make 4 points around the main one in the middle. This keeps your arrangement symmetrically, moving your eye throughout the whole thing. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
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Add in the roses, or your last focal flowers and adjust as needed to make sure everything fits properly and looks great. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“7. Add roses or whatever you're using for your final focal flowers, adjusting as needed to make sure” — newinbrussels
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Now you're ready to add in the body flowers, which are the mums in this case. Again, peel off any flowers of leaves that are lower on the stem and will be touching the water. You want all the flowers to sit on top of the arrangement and keeps them from getting damp. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“8. Now you're ready to add the body flowers, in this case orange mums. Peel off any flowers or leave” — newinbrussels
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“Flowers” — aimeeemily
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Start placing these body flowers in the empty spaces between your focal flowers. They are going to add fullness and color to your arrangement. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“Flowers” — sherrydinges
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Evenly space in all of the mums, you want these to be symmetrical throughout the arrangement as well. When you're placing these in the vase, put them in at an angle so they are sticking out to the side instead of placing them straight down into the vase. This adds shape to your arrangement. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
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Once all the body flowers are added your arrangement should start to take shape and come together. At this point, stop and make sure that all the flowers are sitting right so they look good. Also make sure that they are the right height, with the focal flowers being taller and the body flowers shorter. Lastly, make sure everything is symmetrical and there are no empty holes. ...More
“Pretty arrangement.” — matildajane123
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It's now time to add in your filler flowers, or as Tracy likes to call them, accent flowers. People often overlook this step or feel as though they aren't necessary in a bouquet. But as Tracy explains, that add an extra dimension to your arrangement and accent what is already there. For this arrangement, Tracy chose these vibrant purple asters. Their cooler hue compliments the ...More
“purple asters” — Molly Elizabeth Osler
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Place these accent flowers in the empty spaces that are left. Spin the vase as you go to making sure you keep them symmetrical and even. Also, trim the steps at different links to have layers of these accent flowers. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“These accent flowers can fill in the empty spaces. Spin the vase as you go, making sure everything i” — newinbrussels
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When your done inserting the filler flowers your arrangement should look almost finished like this. You are now finished with the fresh flowers for your bouquet. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“Love the colors in this” — Cindy Littlejohn
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Now that all the fresh flowers are perfectly placed in your arrangement, you can move on to adding other items such as this painted, orange wheat. This wheat is just the right addition for an extra fall accent and can be found in any craft store such as Michael's or A.C. Moore. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“13. Add any seasonal items you wish, such as these wheat stalks.” — newinbrussels
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Also, play around with different types of dried gourds to add some rustic brown tones into the mix. Another option you could use as well would be fake fruits. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“15. Choose another seasonal item. Dried gourds can add rustic brown tones.” — newinbrussels
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Insert the dried wheat into the top of the arrangement. Use somewhat sparingly as to not over power your flowers. Tracy uses 3 pieces for this bouquet and sets them in a triangular shape, very slightly off to one side but still towards the front. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“14. Insert the seasonal items into the top of the arrangement. Use them sparingly, so you don't over” — newinbrussels
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When choosing gourds, which can also be found at craft stores such as Michael's or A.C. Moore's, be sure to pick ones that have stems for easily placing into the flowers. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
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However, if the stems aren't long enough, you can extend the by using floral corsage tape (http://www.weddingflowersandreceptionideas.com/Florist-Corsage-Tape.html) and green plastic stems. This will make them taller so they won't be lost in the arrangement. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“If you go with gourds, choose ones with small stems. If the stems aren't long enough, you can extend” — newinbrussels
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Carefully place your gourds into the front of the arrangement. Tracy used two for this size bouquet. Stick them in so they are snug in the flowers, not standing out too much but make sure they aren't hidden. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“16. Carefully place the gourds in the front of the arrangement. Goldman used two for this bouquet.” — newinbrussels
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After the dried pieces are in place, you are almost finished. The last step is to add some type of vase decoration, if desired. For this arrangement, Tracy chose a cinnamon colored burlap ribbon. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
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Tie a simple shoelace bow around the middle of the vase for a natural accent that finishes off your piece. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“nice pic” — Nguyen Han
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“Ok” — sodi
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Now all you have to do is find the perfect place to display your beautiful fall arrangement. Photo by Rikki Snyder © 2012 Houzz
“Arreglo floral con su lazo de cinta” — Elisa
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Care for vase arrangements: The vase should always be kept completely full with room temperature water. Refill with fresh water and flower food each day. Changing the water frequently helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria. The ends of the stems should be given an inch or so trim with a sharp knife when you change the water. This keeps the passages that hydrate the flowers ...More
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“colour” — jolantakalathas
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