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How to Make a Patriotic Floral Arrangement

Create your very own silk floral arrangement for Memorial Day, Remembrance Day, Independence Day (4th of July), and/or Veteran's Day by following this simple tutorial.

Materials: 
Red Poppies
White Poppies
Yellow Aster Wildflower Bush
Blue Baby's Breath
Mixed Grass and Greenery Bush
Pussy Willow Branch
Smilax Leaves
Eucalyptus Spray
Whitewashed Urn
Floral Foam
Wire Cutter

 

Step 1: Cut floral foam to fit the vase of your choice. 

Step 2: Start by trimming the artificial Mixed Grass stem and insert it directly into the center of the foam. Fluff to add volume.

Step 3: Add Eucalyptus to build onto the greenery. Cut the spray at the end of each branch with wire cutters. Insert them sporadically throughout the arrangement to add height.

Step 4: Continue to add height and width by trimming a Pussy Willow stem. Insert the taller branches in the middle of the arrangement and the shorter branches in the front of the arrangement. 

Step 5: Prepare and add Smilax to the arrangement. Cut off individual branches of the spray, and then individually add them to your arrangement's sparse areas.

Step 6: Start to add silk flowers to your arrangement. Mix the blue baby's breath into the greenery. 

Step 7: Cut the yellow Aster into separate stems of varying height and add them to the arrangement.

Step 8: Now add the focal flowers - Poppies! Starting with the smaller white Poppies, push the stems into the foam at the front of the arrangement first, and then add longer stems toward the back. 

Step 9: Prepare the red Poppies by removing the leaves and cutting off the buds. Add the blooms and the buds generously throughout the arrangement. This will give your arrangement height and bold color. 

Step 10: Finish off your design by taking the extra cuttings from the Mixed Grass bush and add them to the front of the arrangement to fully hide the floral foam.

There you have it! This arrangement is perfect for your Patriotic party tables. After your holiday bash, decorate your home with this colorful design and celebrate your patriotism throughout the year. 

Turn this centerpiece into a beautiful wreath and preserve it's beauty throughout the year! Learn how to make a wreath from a silk flower centerpiece.


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