Northwest Natural Centerpiece – Autumnal Flowers and Wooden Trees for the perfect floral arrangement to add visual drama and excitement to a custom centerpiece by incorporating treasured objects that your client brings to you.
Join as Erik demonstrates how he uses wooden trees, beautiful autumnal flowers from Rio Roses, and textural elements to create an impactful design perfect to wow your clients!
Materials used: Footed pedestal bowl, Midnight floral foam, waterproof adhesive tape, 4” wood picks, an assortment of cut-out wooden trees on stumps, sphagnum moss, Cotinus foliage, peach carnations (Rio) ‘Porcelina’ spray roses (Rio), garnet-colored ranunculus (Rio) red ‘Angelina’ alstroemeria, preserved oak foliage, bunny-tail grasses, and dried branches.
Step 1: Set floral foam into pedestal bowl and anchor with waterproof adhesive tape. Add the grouping of trees or whatever treasure object into the center of the design. Add sphagnum moss around the base of the object(s) to conceal the surface.
Step 2: Insert Cotinus foliage around the collar of the bowl. Insert peach carnations (Rio) and ‘Porcelina’ spray roses. (Rio) Add garnet-colored ranunculus, and red ‘Angelina’ alstroemeria (Rio) to punch up the color scheme.
Step 3: Wire stems of preserved oak foliage onto wood picks to prevent wicking of dyed foliage to leach onto the table. Insert them into the design along with bunny-tail grasses and dried branches. Finish the design by grouping two additional trees next to the design.
About the author
Erik Witcraft AIFD
Erik Witcraft AIFD is a Portland, Oregon-based floral designer and a regular contributor to Living Flowers.