Assorted Floral & Design

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Branch Out and Let It Snow

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in Assorted Floral & Design, BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Branch Out and Let It Snow

This holiday season, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! By using long bare branches cascading with white florals or crystals you can give your home a snowy, wintry feel and your guests a warm welcome. Start with a vase. We used a clear cylindrical vase but any number of colors or shapes will do. You can fill the bottom of the vase with river rocks, marbles, crystals or leave it bare. Fill the vase with water. Stick the branches out of the top of a vase. We love to use branches both long and short. Using a variety adds depth and dimension. Use fishing line to hang the stemless white flowers or crystals. Tie the fishing line to the branch, move down about 2-3 inches, and thread your flower or crystal with the fishing line, then tie a knot where you threaded it to hold it in place. Repeat until you have your desired look. Make this project fun – don’t stress about making it look perfect up-close. From afar, your stemless flowers and/or crystals will look like they are falling out of the sky! Another idea is to do the same look with ornaments for a more themed holiday feel. **All supplies can be found at your local craft store or floral...

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Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Moss and Candles

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Assorted Floral & Design, BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Moss and Candles

The holiday season brings chilly weather, warm clothes and bare plants. The question is – how do you translate that to indoor decor? The answer – moss and candles. Not only is moss the perfect color to represent the holidays, its also a very natural color that is reflective of the wintery state of nature. Candles, on the other hand, are warm and inviting. They also add a glimmer of sparkle to a room and convey sense of calm. The smell of candles can also help you set the mood for parties or for welcoming houseguests. Pairing the moss and candles will give your home or event a dynamic rustic, yet intimate feel! Moss can be incorporated in several different ways. The first is to use moss balls, which come in several different sizes. Moss balls look fabulous sitting on top of candelabras, as vase fillers and as accent pieces sitting in clusters on a buffet or table. Another way is to use moss blocks. Stacking moss blocks gives depth and dimension to a design. They are great to stack treats or party favors on top of or to give dimension to photographs, collectables or holiday decorations. A third way to incorporate moss is to use loose moss. When moss is broken up and scattered around it conveys simplistic, natural beauty. It can be used at the base of a centerpiece or scattered on a table. For a plated, seated dinner, seating assignment cards sit beautifully atop a moss-scattered table. To give the rustic feel of the moss a more elegant touch, add candles. The glow of candles creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. It also adds a gleam of holiday spirit! You can incorporate candles through small votives, hanging lanterns or thick...

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Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Feathers and Birch

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 in Assorted Floral & Design, BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Feathers and Birch

Floral design for the holidays can get tricky. With many florals in spring in summer tones, it is often a challenge to give floral arrangements a warm, wintery feel. This holiday season, try incorporating feathers and birch into your arrangements! These elements are both inexpensive and easy to work with. By working these elements into your holiday design, you will get sophisticated, elegant arrangements that will be sure to WOW holiday guests! When choosing a feather, go for dark shades such as deep teal, ox blood, chocolate brown or black. To mix it up for a less traditional feel, choose a variety of colors and sizes of feathers. In these arrangements, we went with faux pheasant feathers in shades of brown. Feathers of many sizes and colors can be found at your local craft store. To get the base of your arrangement to look like a birch tree truck, simply wrap your vase with a roll of birch bark. Rolls of birch bark can be found at a wholesale florist or a floral supply store. When using birch and feathers, you can incorporate these elements in so many ways – the sky is the limit. Use feathers on your holiday invitations or cards. For a sit down dinner, place a feather on top of each guest’s napkin and tie them together with a burlap ribbon. Cut the birch wood into squares and use them for coasters or stamp them to use as place...

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FLORAL & DESIGN GALLERY #1

Posted on May 27, 2012 in Assorted Floral & Design, Floral

FLORAL & DESIGN GALLERY #1

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FLORAL & DESIGN GALLERY #2

Posted on May 26, 2012 in Assorted Floral & Design, Floral

FLORAL & DESIGN GALLERY #2

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FLORAL & DESIGN GALLERY #3

Posted on May 26, 2012 in Assorted Floral & Design, Floral

FLORAL & DESIGN GALLERY #3

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