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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

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