what you need:
- 10 - 12 camellia blooms
- 4 - 6 stems with leaves (for greening the vase)
- 2 bags of fresh cranberries (12 oz. each bag)
- 18 gauge floral wire
- 1.5 inch wide green ribbon (I used a linen ribbon)
- an oval vase (found here)
Rated: Easy Arrangement
This is an elegant arrangement. It modern and has the element of surprise, in that you can't see the stems. You can buy a vase like this (click here)
The camellias are garden flowers, and are very showy. If you cannot find camellias, alternatively, you can use peonies or garden roses with lemon leaf to green the vase. These tend to be on the more expensive side. So, if you're looking to add more adventure to your life, you can thieve them from your neighbors' yards.
The proportions in this arrangement follow the Greek rule of the "Golden Mean," a ratio of 1/3 to 2/3rds. The cranberries take up the top 1/3 of the vase and the bottom 2/3rds of the vase are taken up by clear water. Okay, now that we've talked about thievery and math, let's get to work.