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Wedding Bouquet Ribbon Technique


Nothing completes a hand-tied wedding bouquet quite like the addition of a coordinating ribbon. It’s that little something extra, that small detail, that truly makes the bouquet look complete. But what to do with those ribbon ends? Tie a bow? Clip them off? Decisions! In this step-by-step tutorial, FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD PFCI walks you through her favorite ribbon technique for finishing off a wedding bouquet. It’s secure and tidy – and it uses no knots, no glue, and no pins! Simple and sophisticated with double-faced satin ribbon, this technique can also be done with jute, twine, yarn – you name it!


May 5, 2022

Floral Necklace


Traditionally, hand held bouquets are expected for a Bride as they are a way to communicate romantic sentiments through flowers. But why not expand beyond tradition! Teacher Marisa Perring AIFD FDI found a collection of gathered necklaces to showcase the language of flowers in a more Bespoke approach that can be worn instead of carried.


April 6, 2022

Modern Prom Wearable


Prom 2022 is on this year and the dates are coming up quickly on the calendar! For many schools, this prom will be the first in-person celebration in two years – and the first prom ever for some students – so flowers do play an important role in this rite of passage for young adults. In this step-by-step tutorial, FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD PFCI takes a few easy-to-find materials – lily grass, button poms, and a little bit of bling – and weaves them together into a modern prom wearable suitable for guys and gals alike. Best of all: this beautiful and fashionable piece requires no pins!


March 11, 2022

Valentine's Spiral Hand-Tie Slideshow


Looking for a chic and stylish way to share flowers on Valentine’s Day? FDI Instructor Marisa Perring AIFD FDI has the answer as she puts a contemporary spin on the classic spiral hand-tie bouquet, creating the perfect gift for you or someone you love. Unique and interesting textures are paired with tints, tones, and shades of traditional holiday red, giving you a special way to say “I love you” with a flourish!

February 3, 2022

Very Peri Specimen Centerpiece


Is your home space too small for a traditional Christmas tree? Do you need a festive winter design to grace a side table or share as a wonderful hostess gift? If that's true, then FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD PFCI has you covered! In this step-by-step tutorial, Teacher Michelle uses an assortment of winter materials and a trio of silver ornaments - enhanced with a bit of sparkle - to create a bright and beautiful design that can be easily adjusted to fit your holiday color scheme.

January 6, 2022

Christmas Touches


Is your home space too small for a traditional Christmas tree? Do you need a festive winter design to grace a side table or share as a wonderful hostess gift? If that's true, then FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD PFCI has you covered! In this step-by-step tutorial, Teacher Michelle uses an assortment of winter materials and a trio of silver ornaments - enhanced with a bit of sparkle - to create a bright and beautiful design that can be easily adjusted to fit your holiday color scheme.

December 2, 2021

Elevated Autumn Centerpiece


What do you get when Teacher Marisa Perring AIFD and Assistant Creative Director Parker Jenkins collaborate on a floral design? Why a unique and whimsical autumn arrangement of course! The creative result of their collective imagination is a fall design that mixes fresh, foraged and faux materials in a carvable pumpkin, which can be repurposed for any future autumn season or event.

November 4, 2021

Fantastic Floral Fascinator


Want to up your accessories game for the next social event you attend with a “fascinating” take on flowers-to-wear? Then you’re in the right place! In this step-by-step tutorial, FDI Instructor Michelle Headrick AIFD PFCI mixes an assortment of fresh, dried, and preserved materials — and one fabulous white Phalaenopsis orchid bloom — to create a foliage and flower fascinator. (Why should the British have all the fun?!)

October 7, 2021

Marvelous Mini-Cymbidiums


Are you fascinated by orchids of all kinds? Have you ever wondered what you can do with one stem of mini cymbidium orchids? In this tutorial, FDI instructor Marisa Perring AIFD demonstrates a step-by-step process for maximizing the application of a single stem while sharing a special technique that uses equisetum as a water source.

September 2, 2021

Boho Chic Design


Ahhh, summertime! The fields are full of gorgeous flowers — what a fabulous time of year to create a bold design filled with dramatic, late summer hues. In this tutorial FDI Instructor Carolyn Catron FDI demonstrates a step-by-step process for designing this boho chic arrangement in a pottery vessel, using floral foam for the mechanics.

August 5, 2021