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Video:How to Make a Flower and Candle Centerpiece

with Lynn Jawitz

Dress up your table with a beautiful flower and candle centerpiece. Learn how to create a floral arrangement from scratch.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Flower and Candle Centerpiece

Hi, I'm Lynn Jawitz from Florisan for About.com Home. Today I'm going to show you how to make a flower arrangement with candles.

Supplies Needed to Make a Flower Centerpiece

You will need:
  • 2 candles
  • floral foam
  • waterproof floral tape
  • flowers of your choice
  • greens

Soak and Cut Floral Foam

Gently soak floral foam in fresh, clean water. Never plunge your foam into the water. Gently place it in, and let it hydrate on its own.

Cut into flat sheets, fitting it snugly into the dish. Trim any corners to create a rounded shape. Tape carefully to secure the foam to the dish.

Create the Flower Centerpiece

Take well-hydrated greens and flowers and create a flat pave-style arrangement in the foam, taking care to cover all exposed areas of the foam and reflective parts of the tape.

Strive for visual color, weight balance, and an even appearance throughout. These cymbidium orchids and ruscus greens work particularly well here.

Once your arrangement is finished and moved to its desired location, replace the candles in their designated areas and enjoy.

Make Candle Bases From Toothpicks

If you do not have the candle bases, which should be available from a local craft store, tape toothpicks one by one around the base of the candles with cellophane tape. Place them carefully into the foam, and the toothpicks will give it a bite and a hold

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