Video: How to Create a Small Floral Centerpiece Featuring Spirea Foliage
In this video lesson, we’ll learn how to observe for inspiration while adjusting the arrangement layers for a smaller centerpiece. A lot of Centerpieces & Reception students have asked how to adapt to a smaller arrangement, so here Kelly shows you how! Ingredients used are Spirea Foliage, Gold's Dart Ninebark, Diablo Ninebark, Polka Dot Pippa Hybrid, Ranunculus, La Belle Epoch Tulips, Coral Bell Foliage, and Geum.
Creating an arrangement is all about making room for things. It’s a constant process of building and finding a home for the flowers. When we take the time to notice characteristics such as the gentle gradiation of color in an ingredient or the organic shape of a type of foliage, we are better able to utilize our ingredients in a way that highlights its natural beauty.
When making an arrangement, a big part of it is to let the "right" pieces take space while also creating a balance of making room for the more focal accent floral pieces.
Color must be distributed evenly, which is why Kelly uses three to four shades of greenery even for a smaller arrangement piece.
Kelly uses her own yard foliage to create movement and texture in an arrangement. It's important to utilize one's yard space if possible to keep some of these great fillers/foliage!
Mixing more than one type of greenery adds interest and an extraordinary look to a simpler arrangement.
Kelly teaches to concentrate the color balance with light and darker colors complimenting one another and making a point to place them in certain spots.