In tonight’s Floral Design Class we designed submerged trios and sculptural bubble bowl arrangements. This was the 4th lesson plan for my 6-week floral design class, and perhaps the easiest of all of the lessons! Submerged arrangements are among the most popular, easiest to assemble arrangements out there now (especially for weddings). Sculptural bubble bowls require a bit more technique and design sense. Both statements are very contemporary and impressive with a mild to moderate design/labor effort.
We started by doing a trio of submerged orchids in cylinders. I demonstrated 3 ways of using orchids “under water” including the standard stem of orchids submerged, orchid heads submerged/floating as well as submerged orchids on a wire. The class all did the standard method and personalized them with ribbon rims, grass and colored stones in the bottom.
Our second arrangement was the sculptural bubble bowl of tulips and bear grass. These were very easy to create and all of them turned out really nice!
Click below to download this lesson:
Next week is our last day of class and we will be creating a pomander and doing a mixed arrangement. It being the last class is a little bittersweet for me. I really love teaching, but this class really takes a lot out of me! I spend most of the day picking up flowers, planning, teaching and then uploading photos/blogging about it! It can be exhausting. I did have a student ask me if I will be offering this class in the future–and I most likely will be teaching it again in the fall or late winter…we’ll see!
These are the ones I made below:
Standard Submerged stem of orchids:
Floating orchid heads:
Wired Orchids submerged:
The three styles shown together
(Note: I do NOT suggest using these styles together–this is just to show the different looks):
Sculptural tulip bubble bowl: