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Moss Monograms


Looking for a simple – yet unique – way to add personalization to a wedding or event? How about a monogram! In this tutorial FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD PFCI walks you through the steps to create a moss-covered monogram using rigid-foam insulation, perfectly sized for a guestbook or check-in table.

July 8, 2021

Amazing Anthuriums


A design can be simple and minimal, but also be bold and impactful. Teacher Marisa Perring AIFD demonstrates a dramatic linear design, expanding upon the elements, principles, and design mechanics.

June 30, 2021

Equestrian Parade Flowers


What’s a parade without horses and rodeo queens? Not nearly as fun! In this Flower School Slide Show, FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD PFCI shares tips and tricks for decking out an equestrian court with fabulous flowers.

July 17, 2020

Casual Contemporary Corsage


Flowers to wear are not confined for use in formal events. In this slide-show demonstration FDI instructor Marisa Perring AIFD expands on the classic pocket boutonniere to create a beautiful design perfect for casual occasions.

June 30, 2020

Creative Balance


Beautiful design includes all the elements and principles, great use of floral materials, and a little creative surprise. Teacher Marisa Perring AIFD created this lovely arrangement. The focus is on creative balance and innovative use of enhanced floral materials.

May 10, 2020

Vegetative Spring Design


I love springtime. I love the longer days and the warming temperatures. But, most of all I love the flowers, foliages and budding branches that are unique to the spring season. For this slide show we asked David Kesler AIFD to create a design in the vegetative style. This style of design requires a naturalistic composition in which plant materials are positioned as they would grow in nature. This is David's favorite design style and his finished design is spectacular.

March 15, 2018

Homecoming Floral Cuff


Floral jewelry is one of the hottest floral trends for proms, homecoming dances and weddings. In this week’s Flower School Slide Show, FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD shares a favorite technique for creating a gorgeous, over-the-top homecoming cuff with lots of bling. Enjoy!

September 14, 2017

Tall Wedding Centerpiece


As a Floral Designer, creating tall wedding centerpieces for the first time can be stressful. In this week’s Flower School Slide Show, FDI Instructor Jeri Barr shares some professional mechanics and a step by step guide to help you create dramatic, long lasting and mechanically sound tall table centerpieces.

April 13, 2017

Winter Paperwhites


Paperwhites are the perfect meditation flower for the dawn of the new year. With 2016 racing to a close it’s time to reflect, but also time to look forward. These beautiful bulb flowers share a meaning of prosperity and wealth, especially for the future—what a grand way to begin 2017!

In this week’s slideshow Winter Paperwhites, Callie DeWolf AIFD, will share an inspiring floral design, Sure to evoke a sense of clarity and calmness. Enjoy!

December 22, 2016

Christmas Kissing Ball


Mistletoe has long been known as the traditional Christmas kissing green, but did you know there are also Christmas kissing balls? Yes, it's true! This tradition began in England during the Middle Ages, and was revived during the Victorian Era. This is where the fusion between mistletoe and the kissing ball evolved into the contemporary holiday decoration that fills the home with a bit of Christmas whimsy and a touch of romance. In this week's slide show Callie DeWolf AIFD, will show you how to create your very own Christmas Kissing Ball, just in time for the holiday party season!

November 18, 2016