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Designing with Spring Flowers


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 design. 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 3, 2019

Christmas Traditions Centerpiece


We love Holiday Traditions; mistletoe, Christmas trees, latkes and jelly donuts, gift wrapped presents, egg nog and candles, especially candles. In this video how-to demonstration Leanne creates a whimsical red and green candle-light centerpiece perfect for the Christmas feasting table. You will love the innovative techniques that Leanne shares in this design. Enjoy!

December 14, 2018

Candle Ring Centerpiece


Christmas centerpieces can be traditional yet updated and contemporary. In this video how-to demonstration Leanne creates a spectacular birch bark wrapped centerpiece using garden roses from GardenRosesDirect.com. Instead of the traditional complementary color palette of red and green she uses a split compliment of green, red-orange and red-violet. A pillar candle and a garland of cranberries and bits of birch bark threaded on silver metallic wire enhances the design. Enjoy!

December 7, 2018

Contemporary Christmas Wreath


The perfect way to greet your guests during the holidays is with a fabulous wreath on the front door. There are a multitude of styles for wreaths, from very traditional to festive and whimsical to ultra-contemporary. In this video Leanne creates a beautiful contemporary Christmas wreath with nothing more than assorted foliages and bits of birch bark. The end result is stunning. You will love the techniques that she shares. Enjoy!

November 29, 2018

Luxurious Hand-Tied Bouquet


An elegant oversized classic spiral hand-tied bouquet is one of the most dramatic design styles that any floral designer can master. In this video how-to Leanne shares the mechanics and techniques for creating an oversized bouquet using flowers and foliages from Florabundance.com. Yes, is takes practice but you will want to master this design style. Enjoy!

November 24, 2018

Autumn Della Robbia Centerpiece


The Della Robbia floral design style refers to the mixture of fruit, vegetables, foliages and flowers in a design. In this video clip Leanne creates a beautiful autumn centerpiece as she demonstrates the mechanics and techniques for creating a Della Robbia styled design. Enjoy!

November 15, 2018

Garden Rose Thanksgiving Compote


When you think of flowers for an autumn centerpiece Garden Roses do not generally come to mind. However, Garden Roses from GardenRosesDirect.com are a wonderful addition to any autumn centerpiece. In this video how-to demonstration Leanne creates a gorgeous Thanksgiving Compote Centerpiece with buttery yellow Beatrice and golden yellow Candlelight garden roses plus autumn chrysanthemums and foliages from Florabundance.com. Enjoy

November 8, 2018

King Protea Centerpiece


The darker, shorter days of autumn are perfect for entertaining in the home, and as every experienced hostess knows marvelous parties call for lots of bright and beautiful flowers. In this video how-to demonstration Leanne creates a dramatic king protea centerpiece with flowers from FiftyFlowers.com. This is a centerpiece guaranteed to demand attention. Enjoy!

November 1, 2018

Tropical Inspiration


Consumer demand for tropical flowers and foliages is rapidly increasing. At Floral Design Institute when we seek out new trends and inspiration in tropical floral design and products the Tropical Plant International Expo TPIE has become our “Go-To” resource. In this video clip Leanne creates a dramatic tropical formal linear design as she shares emerging trends and techniques for designing with tropical flowers and foliages. Enjoy!

October 25, 2018

Pocket Square Boutonniere


A growing trend for weddings, proms, and homecoming celebrations are flowers for men to wear. These on-trend boutonnieres are larger, elegant and make a bolder statement than the simple single rose boutonniere. In this video how-to demonstration Leanne shares the techniques for creating a pocket square boutonniere. Not only is this design beautiful, but it’s fast and easy to create. Enjoy!

October 18, 2018