DIY Summer Silk Flower Arrangement for Beginners

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Did you catch this week’s live video on my Youtube channel? If not, don’t worry! You can check out the replay below to learn how to make this simple but pretty summer garden silk flower arrangement. This arrangement is a great gift to drop off to a family member or a neighbor while stuck inside during this quarantine.

Wreath making shop owners: Don’t forget to add smaller pieces like this to your shop to keep a good variety of price points available for your customers!

Let’s get started!

Orange and Red Summer Silk Flower Arrangement using Fruit and Zinnias

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Supplies for Your Arrangement:

Small Wooden Box container
2 Red Zinnia Stems
Dusty Miller Bush
Orange Ranunculus
Yellow-Green Berry Bush
Fern Bush

Dry foam
Hot Glue Pan
Hot Glue
Floral Pins
Wire Cutters

Steps for Making a Summer Silk Flower Arrangement

Step 1 – First you’ll need to prepare the base by hot gluing your foam into the wooden container. I like to use wooden floral picks to secure the layers of the foam for added security. Then add in a layer of moss securing with floral pins to hide the foam.

Step 2 – Now it’s time to prepare and add the flowers. Take the flowers and place two stems of the red Zinnias about one foot tall off the base in the center of the container. Make sure to hot glue the stems to secure them into the foam. A steel pick machine makes this even easier if you have one.

Step 3 – Now secure the fruit to the arrangement. Place the fruit bundle so it lays towards a corner of the wooden box with the flocking greenery and fruit draped over the edge. Make sure to trim any excess stem that overflows the container with a wire cutter before securing in place with floral pins. If you don’t have floral pins, you can use heavy gauge wire or Dixon pins to secure the bundle.

Step 4 – Let’s add in our Dusty Miller or choose another greenery to one side of the arrangement. Once you have the greenery secured, separate and glue the ranunculus by cutting the individual stems from the bush. Place the orange ranunculus in a group towards the front of the arrangement at the base of the red dahlias. Be sure to place the ranunculus at various lengths so that some are long, and some are short.

Step 5 – Next we will add the yellow-green berry bush. Divide the bush into pieces for easier placement. Fill in the center on the opposite side of the ranunculus with the pieces of the berries. You can also use the berries to fill in any holes you see in the arrangement. This will disperse some of the yellow-green color throughout the design.

Step 6 – Finally, add a few pieces of the fern for height to the arrangement. Place the pieces at various heights and add shape to the stems to create a flow throughout the design. You can use any of the leftover Dusty Miller bush or greenery to fill in any holes you may have in the arrangement.

And that’s all there is to it!

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How to Make a Summer Silk Flower Arrangement for Beginners

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  1. Sandy Polcyn on April 3, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve been looking for something like this for so long. I put together flowers for my church but would like to learn new tricks… thank you soooooo much!

  2. lindaelmore321 on May 24, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    I love this arrangement!!

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