(#7736 7532) or similar low dish/basket
arrangement is similar to a classic L shape design.
Cut dry floral
foam brick in half. Place one half floral foam piece onto the
glass plate, leaving space in front of it. Glue in place.
Trim about 3
off the bottom of one of the sword leaf stems. Trim at an angle so
that it will go into the foam nicely. Trim off 6 from the
bottom of the second sword stem and 10 off the third sword
stem. Shape each of the stems by twisting to curl leaves slightly
on the top. Place the tallest stem in the middle back of the foam.
Place the middle stem to the left and the shortest stem on the
right. These stems create an upward motion to the design.
Next trim the
large philo leaf (monstera) to about 4 stem. Place in the foam,
low over the plate below the sword stem on the left side. Trim the
smaller philo leafs stem to about 4. Place stem in the foam,
low over the plate towards the right back behind the shortest
Trim the bird
of paradise leaf to about 4 stem. Place in the middle behind
all of the sword leaves. Slightly curve upper third of leaf
Take one of the
large anthuriums and trim stem to about 13 long. Place above
the large philo leaf on the left, facing the flower outwards to
follow the L line.
Take the second
large anthurium and trim stem to about 8 long. Shape stem into
a slight curving arch. Place flower at the bottom right front of
the arrangement. Have the flower slightly protrude over the
perimeter of the plate.
Trim the last
small anthurium to about 5 in length. Tuck flower in the middle
front, next to the large anthurim. Position flower to face
cymbidium orchid stem very little. Place over the large philo leaf
on the left. Slightly curve and arch stem.
plumeria stem and trim down to just the short small leaves. Place
stem off to the right side, by the smaller philo leaf. Position so
that flowers are closer to the large anthurium.
You will use
the oncidium orchids as filler flowers by cutting the stems apart.
Place one stem of each color under the large anthurium in the
front. Have stems curve outwards
Place one white
stem next to the large anthurium on the left. Place a yellow stem
arching over the plumerias. Place a shorter stem under the
plumeria, arching over the plate. Place another yellow stem at the
highest point of the plumeria and a short one close to the small
Use the extra
plumeria leaves to fill in, mostly at the back of the arrangement
and under the low anthuriums.
To soften the
arrangement, you will add come fern leaves. Cut apart fern bush.
Curve stems and place 3 stems on each side of the arrangement at
To add texture
to the arrangement, you will use yucca leaves. Cut some leaves
from the bush. Slightly curve leaves. Place leaves around
arrangement, filling in any open spaces.
Lastly, add sheet moss pieces to hide any of the foam showing. Use floral pins if necessary to hold moss in place.