Easter will be upon us in a few days and I decided to treat you to another instructional do-it-yourself project that I enjoyed designing and photographing. This time – how to design your holiday table.
For those who follow my instructional series, you’ve no doubt noticed that I often use the Ornithogalum dubium. Apart from the fact that the flower is currently in season, the dubium is a beautiful and durable flower, which allows me to design various projects without the need for water.
I am also completely addicted to the chrysanthemum. My students claim it is my calling card. I use it in a wide variety of designs and it is primarily due to its wonderful color, adding freshness to any arrangement. In addition its soft round shape and long term durability make it a natural choice.
In addition to the flowers I also included natural motifs such as wheat and hay.
So here it is, a step by step guide to a holiday table arrangement. I really enjoyed this project and I invite you to enjoy reading, learning, and experimenting with your own holiday arrangement.
Step 1 – materials needed for the central table arrangement:
3 martini glasses of different sizes, hay, Ornithogalum dubium, green pompon chrysanthemum, and cutter or shears.
Step 2 – place the dry hay in the largest glass and place a smaller glass in the center, to create a second level.
Step 3 – clip the stems of about 11 dubium flowers to about 3 cm in length and incorporate them into the hay of the largest glass.
Step 4 – add hay to the second level and place the smallest glass at its center. Place hay in the smallest glass as well.
Step 5 – shorten more dubium flowers and arrange them at the top glass to create a repeating motif with the bottom glass.
Step 6 – cut the chrysanthemum to approximately 2 cm in length and place the pompons in the middle level.
The green of this flower will make the arrangement more interesting.
The number of flowers needed – about 9 bulbs, clipped from 2 full branches.
Once the central arrangement is complete we move on to the secondary arrangements which will lay on both sides of the central design.
***the number of secondary arrangements depends on the size of the table***
Step 7 – Arrangement of wheat and dubium bouquet for two ornamental milk jugs.
Each bouquet consists of: 7 wheat stalks, 5 Ornithogalum dubium tied with raffia ribbon
Step 8 – designing a small bouquet to place on the plates with the same theme as the central arrangement
to create harmony between the elements.
Every mini bouquet includes: 3 wheat stalks, 2 Ornithogalum dubium tied together with raffia ribbon.
***the number of mini-bouquets is equivalent to the number of place settings.
And here is the table in all its splendor
Did you enjoy the lesson?
Did this inspire you to create your own table design?
I invite you to post your pictures below and share your creations with me.
I will also gladly answer any questions you may have.
Wishing all of us a very happy Easter!