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  • Jamestown, NY

Magnolia Centerpiece

7 Materials
30 Minutes

Decorate your holiday tablescape with this beautiful and timeless magnolia flower arrangement.
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Gather your materials. You will need 8 large velvet magnolia stems, 3 peonies, 4-5 small magnolia sprays, 2 magnolia leaf sprays, 1 vase, wire cutters, floral foam, and floral tape.
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Place the piece of floral foam inside the vase. It does not have to fit the entire shape of the vase, simply cover the base of the bowl. Use a regular knife to cut the foam to fit, if needed.
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With floral tape, create a criss-cross pattern to hold the floral foam in place.
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Using wire cutters, carefully trim the magnolia leaf stems, leaving about 1/4 of the stem. Then push the flower stem into the lower sides of the floral foam, creating a base. 
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Carefully trim the velvet magnolia stems. Keep these stems the same size, this will create a rounded arrangement.
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Push the stems into the sides and top of the floral foam.
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Use the leaves that were removed from the magnolia stems to fill in any gaps and cover any visible floral foam.
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Next, trim your peony stems. Push them into the floral foam between the pink velvet magnolia stems. 
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Finish the centerpiece with the smaller magnolia floral stems. Cut these at varying lengths to create a sense of depth and contrast to your arrangement. Place these in any areas there are gaps, or that needs a color break. 
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Using artificial flowers and greenery, you can create a floral arrangement that will last through the holidays and beyond!
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Follow to see how you can decorate the perfect holiday tablescape!

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  • Melissa V
    on Aug 26, 2017

    Oh, I kinda figured this was another ad. No thank you-this is not social media for you. 👎

  • Phyllis
    on Aug 30, 2017

    truly something you can be proud of; you did a fantastic job. I may make this for a xmas gift. thanks for the beautiful idea.

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