Day 5: Golden Rings Arrangement

It would be really incredible and oddly coincidental if we had golden rings growing in our Southern Living Plant CollectionHowever, this is not the case!

Lucky for us, our collection does include the most amazing foliage to work with this time of year.

When working on the concept for an arrangement that incorporates both our plants and “five golden rings”, I was inspired by one of this season’s hottest trends: metallic and all that things that glitter.

Using gold spray paint, a small grapevine wreath, our Southern Living Plant Collection foliage, dried hydrangeas, and fresh flowers I was able to create an arrangement that will make an excellent addition to any table top throughout your home.

Step 1: Spray your grapevine wreath gold and let dry for several hours.  When choosing your wreath, make sure it is to scale with your container.  Be sure not to choose a wreath too small or too large!

Step 2: Soak a brick of oasis in water and remember to not force it in the water. Let the oasis gradually soak in the water to prevent any air pockets from forming.

Step 3: Line your container with a heavy-duty trash bag.  This will prevent water from leaking out of the container and ruining your table.

Step 4: Tape oasis in the container.  Do not place the tape directly in the center.

Step 5: Place your golden wreath on top of the oasis and secure the wreath with wire.  Don’t be afraid to use a lot of wire.

Step 6: Stick dried, antique hydrangeas around the base of the wreath and fill in completely.

Step 7: Accent the arrangement with Yewtopia® Plum Yew, Mojo® Pittosporum, and Oakland™ Holly.

Step 8: Complement the hydrangeas by adding roses. We used a non-traditional dark coral as it works well in this season.

To ensure that your flowers will stay fresh for a full two weeks, water the plant three times a week.  

The dried hydrangeas and Southern Living Plant Collection foliage will last for the entire season. Be sure to change out the roses before all of the holiday festivities begin.

Materials

  • 1 small grapevine wreath
  • 1 wooden box or decorative container
  • Snippings of Yewtopia® Plum Yew
  • Snippings of Mojo® Pittosporum
  • Snippings of Oakland™ Holly
  • Snippings of  Cryptomeria and Frazier Fir
  • Dried antique hydrangeas
  • Roses

Tools

  • Gold spray paint

  • Oasis     

  • Heavy-Duty trash bag

  • Wet tape

  • Floral wire

Instructions

Step 1: Spray your grapevine wreath gold and let dry for several hours.  When choosing your wreath, make sure it is to scale with your container.  Be sure not to choose a wreath too small or too large!

Step 2: Soak a brick of oasis in water and remember to not force it in the water. Let the oasis gradually soak in the water to prevent any air pockets from forming.

Step 3: Line your container with a heavy-duty trash bag.  This will prevent water from leaking out of the container and ruining your table.

Step 4: Tape oasis in the container.  Do not place the tape directly in the center.

Step 5: Place your golden wreath on top of the oasis and secure the wreath with wire.  Don’t be afraid to use a lot of wire.

Step 6: Stick dried, antique hydrangeas around the base of the wreath and fill in completely.

Step 7: Accent the arrangement with Yewtopia® Plum Yew, Mojo® Pittosporum, and Oakland™ Holly.

Step 8: Complement the hydrangeas by adding roses. We used a non-traditional dark coral as it works well in this season.

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