Rittners School Of Floral Design
In Boston Presents....

Funky Mound Variations-2, 3, & 4

In the last lesson, we demonstrated how by simply adding binding wire to our design, we could make this funky mound design feel quite different than the one decorated with flower jewelry and wire.

Another way of making a design feel very different, is by the choice of base or container.

In this lesson, and in the next one, we will demonstrate just how different an arrangment can be made, simply by changing the base in which it is stylized.

We think that you will find these variations, both instructive and interesting!!

Let's keep the same Revere bowl type container, but let's place this arrangement into another Revere bowl that is a bit bigger.

Notice how the scale changes.

The arrangement feels slightly elevated, yet also a bit smaller relative to the base.

OK. Now let's take the arrangement out of Revere bowls altogether.

Mint julep cups have become quite popular lately. Let's add our funky mound arrangement to the top of a mint julep cup and see what happens.

The overall effect becomes a bit more graceful than the design on top of a large Revere bowl. The binding wire drifts down a little bit more and the elevated factor allows the flowers to appear with more visual impact.

All and all a very pretty arrangement, with a very different feeling from the original.

Now let's see what happens if we remove the design from the mint julep container and place it into an elevated footed container.

For the sake of continuity, we are using silver metallic type containers in all cases including this one.

The sheer bulk of the mint julep cup is now gone, but the same mass of flowers remains slightly elevated.

But another interesting effect!

We hope that you really enjoyed this brief floral design lesson. At Rittners Floral School in Boston our instruction ranges from classical to cutting edge!!! Please come and take one of our hands-on workshop programs!!

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