Hello Floral friends, In this video, Maria, the head florist at Amaranté, has put together another Masterclass on dried flowers and how to compose the Noir et Blanc dried flower bouquet. This bouquet is currently not available. There are several other luxury dried flower bouquets from which to choose and follow this same procedure
In this video, I'm going to show you how to compose a bouquet of dried flowers once you receive your order from Amaranté.
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How to Create Your Bouquet of Dried Flowers
The Bespoke bouquet in this video is our "Noir et Blanc". We have chosen this bouquet's extraordinary stems to create a unique piece inspired by black and white tiling. The feathered Miscanthus and Pampas grass contrast beautifully against the large dried palm.
This gorgeous bouquet is just one of the dried flower arrangements for black and white interiors. The Rustic Meadow Bouquet is also a closely themed bouquet that might interest you. The grower has picked the stems in this bouquet on Fairtrade farms. Amaranté uses eco-friendly, ethically sourced and sustainable products to create these small art pieces.
To create your bouquet with the dried flowers you have received, you will need:
- a vase.
When you open the box, you will find:
- some stems of black birch;
- two stems of pampers grass;
- some black broom;
- two stems of black miscanthus;
- one stem of cardis thistle;
- one extra-large dried palm;
- one mini sphere;
- two black protea.
Before you start creating your bouquet, you'll need to prepare your stems. Preparing the stems is crucial because once you tie your dried flowers, you won't have a spare hand to separate all of your stems.
For example, the piece of Birch has two shoots coming off it, so you can just cut it right in the middle. Having done that, you now have two stems instead of one.
You can also do this with your broom and cut it into two pieces.
Take the little shoots off, and you'll get a couple of stems instead of just one large one. So like any flower arrangement, you'll need to spiral your stems, so they sit best in the vase.
We do this by laying each stem on top of one another. This procedure may sound not very clear, but it'll become more apparent once I show you how to do it.
We'll start with the Birch. Birch is one of your tallest stems in the arrangement. I'll mix this in with some of the other stems to separate them and give the bouquet a bit of volume. They'll get a bit squashed up if I don't do this. It will not look as nice.
Separating The Stems is Important
It's far more effective visually when you can see each stem rather than just one clump that may look like a bunch of sticks!
Then, this is where we need to start to spiral the stems. We lay each stem close to the next one and keep turning the bouquet. By doing so, you'll see every angle of the bouquet.
So I start to create the height in the bouquet with the Birch, but I've also made space using the other stems. The Birch comes in a variety of different colours. When it gets closer to Christmas, you can exchange the Birch for a gold or silver stem - whatever matches your home. The alternative is to add a new Christmas Bouquet to your home.
Next, I will insert the pampas into the bouquet. Pampas is one of the taller stems. I want to place it between the flowers that we've already arranged. Now that we spiralled the stems, it is easy to move them around and place them exactly where you'd like to see them.
Seasonal flowers in your bouquet
The pampas is currently in season, so it's a sustainable and eco-friendly choice. They are harvesting Pampas right now. This Black & White Bouquet is elegant and has a very modern look.
When you group flowers, don't space them out evenly because the bouquet can look too traditional. I like to add the broom and take the tallest stem. I'm working the bouquet from the tallest to shortest stems and making a front-facing bouquet. I'm using the tallest stems towards the back, stepping the bouquet down, and evenly distributing the colours.
A Balanced Bouquet Also in Colour
Now, this is where you'll see the colour difference emerge. You'll begin to see the black and white contrast a bit stronger. This bouquet follows the checkerboard tiling style, which is quite popular in victorian terrace houses that's making a huge comeback now and is quite trendy. You can see it in many people's homes at the moment.
We have styled one of these luxury dried flower arrangements in our hallway and would love to know and see how you styled yours at home or in your office at work.
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I continue composing my bouquet by evenly distributing all the colours for a nice, even finish. We want the bouquet to appear balanced.
Now I'm going to add the protea. The protea is a relatively short flower, so you won't be able to place it too far back in the bouquet, so I'm adding it towards the front.
Now you can see we've created a focal area for our bouquet with the main pieces of the floral arrangement. It would be best if you placed these flowers at the front - you want people to be able to see them!
You have noticed how I have left a few bits of broom and fern to place towards the end of the bouquet, so I can frame it and finish it off.
We can place the broom and fern only in front of the proteus, which is not the most elegant flower in this arrangement. Also, the fern and broom will sit nicely around the edge of your vase.
I'm using this dried palm spear just to the back of the protea to frame it, and we are going to balance the palm spear with this extra-large fan palm. You can instantly see how your bouquet looks so much bigger.
You Must Manage the Distribution of Volumes
Managing volumes is crucial when creating a bouquet like this. Note the distribution of volumes in this bouquet: the gaps between the fan palms have created negative space, increasing the volume. Taking away the fan palm makes this bouquet look so much smaller than what it is!
At this point, you have arranged all your stems in a spiral. At this point, you can start manipulating them and push the stems down or up or move them slightly to exactly where you would like them to be in the vase.
A Well Balanced Bouquet
I'm quite happy with this floral arrangement because the textures are well balanced. The soft velvety finish on the protea contrasts against the spiky thistle. The pampas stem gives it a nice bit of height. The feathers add a bit of colour to the broom, and it's just framed nicely and finished adorably by the giant fan palm.
Placing the Bouquet in the Vase
Once finished, you can lay the bouquet down on the table because it's front-facing, and you won't be damaging anything on the back. The extra-large palm protects the bouquet. Once tied together, you can pick it up and measure it against your vase. Stems might be too tall, and you'll need to cut them. If your stems are too short, you can always put some paper in the vase to prop up the bouquet to increase its height.
One last recommendation: if you find that you've tied your stems too tightly, lift the floral arrangement and cut the string, then pop it back into the vase. Your bouquet will stay in place and be just a bit looser and fan out against the neck of the vase.
Your Dried Flower Bouquet can last up to three years
So, my floral friends, this is the finished look. Remember, this luxury bouquet of dried flowers will last three years if kept away from direct sunlight and air conditioning outlets. Hence, they're a fantastic alternative to fresh flowers.