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Spring Flower Happiness


The flowers of springtime are so beautiful, delicate and fragrant; Hyacinth, Anemones, Paperwhites, Tulips and Jasmine Vine. In this how-to video Leanne demonstrates the techniques and mechanics for designing with these fragile blossoms for the longest life and to showcase their springtime beauty. Enjoy!

January 17, 2020

Flower Jewelry


One of the hottest current trends in floral design is fresh flower jewelry. You will find floral rings, necklaces, hairpieces and bracelets worn at proms, weddings, parties and special events. In this video FDI Lead Instructor Michelle Heandrick AIFD PFCI FDI creates a very elegant, innovative and easy-to-create floral pennant necklace. You are going to love the techniques that she demonstrates. Enjoy!

January 10, 2020

Spring Flower Meditation


A New Year has begun. The holidays are over and floral designers are tired of centerpieces and the colors of red and green. Now is the time for softer, meditational and purifying designs. In this how-to video Leanne creates a simple floral composition using spring flowers. As she designs she explains how the elements and principles of design apply to a multiple vase design composition. Enjoy!

January 4, 2020

Christmas Greetings from Sweden


Celebrating the Tulip Tribe today and every day. Thank you FDI Graduate Tess for sharing this Christmas greeting from Sweden. Today we share it with the Tulip Tribe and join in the wish for a peaceful holiday season filled with love, happiness, and flowers!

December 23, 2019

Holiday Flower Rings


All of us at Floral Design Institute are delighted to see that floral jewelry is becoming more and more popular. Floral necklaces, cuffs and rings are seen in weddings, proms and homecomings. But, why not for every festive occasion, or no occasion at all? In this how-to-video Leanne creates a stunning floral ring for holidays. Perfect for a party, dinner out, or a night on the town. Enjoy!

December 13, 2019

Christmas Candlelight Centerpiece


The winter season has arrived. The days are shorter, the weather colder and we spend more time indoors. This is the season that calls for fresh flowers in the home. Candlelight brightens and adds warmth to the the dark days of winter. In this video how-to Leanne creates a beautiful classic candlelight centerpiece with polar candles and updated with contemporary foliages and materials. Enjoy!

December 7, 2019

Contemporary Winter Wreath


Winter white is on-trend and so very elegant. In this how-to video Leanne creates a gorgeous contemporary wreath using bold green evergreens combined with dried and bleached oak leaves and hanging amaranthus. An accent of color shifted conifer cones completes the design. Hung on a front door, this wreath says “welcome to my home for the holidays”. Enjoy!

November 29, 2019

Creative Retreat 2020


The 2019 Creative Retreat held at the Oregon Garden Resort was a marvelous experience for all who attended. Today we are releasing a video recap of the 2019 retreat and announcing the dates for the Creative Retreat 2020. The 2020 Creative Retreat will be held on October 11 through 14, 2020. We are not yet allowing registrations but, we have started a Waiting List. Add your name to our waiting list and plan to join us as we Relax, Rejuvenate, Explore, Dream, Create and Share.

November 22, 2019

Rustic Thanksgiving Centerpiece


There are many colors, textures and styles found in Thanksgiving Centerpieces. Everything from the classic fire colors with autumn leaves to Cornucopia styled designs, Della Robbia styled designs, even whimsical designs. In this how-to demonstration Leanne creates a rustic styled design with a primary usage of foraged materials. Enjoy!

November 15, 2019

Garden Rose Bridal Bouquet


In this how-to video Leanne demonstrates how to create a natural styled hand-tied bridal bouquet using fabulous Tiara Garden Roses from GardenRosesDirect.com. Bachelor buttons, nigella pods, Queen Anne’s lace and mini-phalaenopsis orchids compliment the roses. The finishing touch of soft textural lambs ear foliage completes this gorgeous on-trend bouquet. Enjoy!

November 8, 2019