Floristry Design Tutorial: Celebration flowers in a Trophy thumbnail

Floristry Design Tutorial: Celebration flowers in a Trophy

I was asked recently to create flowers for an elderly gentleman’s 91 st birthday. After discussion I was told he had received many awards for his sporting prowess over the years but the one he was most proud of was a competition he had won as a young man. I asked if the trophy was…

Floristry Design Tutorial: Orange Gloriosa Lilies with Baby Tears thumbnail

Floristry Design Tutorial: Orange Gloriosa Lilies with Baby Tears

Today I have a Japanese-inspired floral design, using orange Gloriosa lilies with baby tears into a green ceramic dish. They’re also known as gloriosa Rothchildisana flame lilies, or fire lilies. During my Ikebana class I was asked to do a quick demonstration using 2 forms. I was given a green ceramic square dish, baby tears…

Succulents Displayed in a Handbag | Floristry Design Tutorial thumbnail

Succulents Displayed in a Handbag | Floristry Design Tutorial

Here’s a floristry arrangement using succulents placed into a handbag I made previously. Watch how I made the handbag here: https://youtu.be/MPvGz8pEMv4 Things to gather: – Selection of succulents either fresh or artificial – Terracotta pot in a size that will easily fit down inside bag – Foam to fill container – Baby tears to cover…

Succulents in a Handbag | Floristry Design Tutorial thumbnail

Succulents in a Handbag | Floristry Design Tutorial

Here’s a floristry arrangement using succulents placed into a handbag I made previously. Watch how I made the handbag here: https://youtu.be/MPvGz8pEMv4 Things to gather: – Selection of succulents either fresh or artificial – Terracotta pot in a size that will easily fit down inside bag – Foam to fill container – Baby tears to cover…

Arranging Magnolia into a Classic Urn Floristry Tutorial thumbnail

Arranging Magnolia into a Classic Urn Floristry Tutorial

This design has been created for Danaka who wanted help with an arrangement that once finished is to sit on an entrance table in front of a mirror. You can use either fresh or artificial flowers. Things to gather: – Classic urn in a size to suit location: https://amzn.to/2WnoDI0 – Foam to fill: http://amzn.to/1OblLEz -…

Floristry Design Tutorial: Golden Angel Table Flowers thumbnail

Floristry Design Tutorial: Golden Angel Table Flowers

This Golden Angel with moss and artificial or fresh roses design would be great for a church wedding. This has been created to assist Natalie from Chicago, who wanted help with assembling an elongated design incorporating a footed ‘almost’ flying golden Angel sitting above a bed of pale pink, cream and white roses. Things to…

Floristry Tutorial: White Table Flowers for Christmas thumbnail

Floristry Tutorial: White Table Flowers for Christmas

This elongated low table arrangement incorporates both fresh and artificial flowers and foliage. The base consisting could be made well in advance of Christmas and fresh flowers like, lilies or roses placed the day before – OR simply make the whole design with artificial forms and put aside for next year. Things to gather: -…

Floristry Design Tutorial: A Lesson on Visual Balance and Actual Balance thumbnail

Floristry Design Tutorial: A Lesson on Visual Balance and Actual Balance

I have had lots of questions regarding this matter and have decided to provide a quick and easy lesson on how it actually works when it comes to creating a design that not only looks balanced but is balanced and doesn’t tip or fall over. As a general rule, the flowers and foliage being placed…

Children’s Birthday Party Floristry Design Tutorial thumbnail

Children’s Birthday Party Floristry Design Tutorial

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Easter-Themed Martini Glass Floristry Design Tutorial thumbnail

Easter-Themed Martini Glass Floristry Design Tutorial

You can help Astar’s Place by supporting me on Patreon! http://patreon.com/astarsplace Another easy way of achieving something a little special for Easter or an upcoming occasion, that’s very easy to achieve! Things to gather: – Oversized Martini Glass: http://amzn.to/2n0rll4 – Easter snow globe: http://amzn.to/2nlEKHU – Other easter decorations of your choice: http://amzn.to/2nwUjwY Plant the baby…