How to Arrange Flowers and Create Simple Bouquets | Pottery Barn

How to Arrange Flowers and Create Simple Bouquets | Pottery Barn

Living Arrangements with Nico de Swert
Pottery Barn Hi I’m Nico de Swert, I’m a floral designer and
interior stylist I’m gonna show you some easy floral arrangements they’re going to blow your guests away and
are gonna make you look like a professional florist. we have a very easy arrangement today. i’m going to start with these beautiful simple white carnations that’s one of the key ingredients and another
ingredient is this dusty miller this beautiful silver leaf okay and the first thing I’m going to do is take my carnations It’s one of my favorite flowers it’s a very strong flower and it’s really
on its way back up to becoming more popular as you can see just putting flower next to
flower stem next to stem and twist your bouquet around just very simple until you have a tiny little white pompom just like that and then we’re going to tape this with the white floral tape it’s waterproof floral tape that you can buy
from your florist or from your wholesaler we just going to tie our bouquet with the tape on
the top see if every thing’s still in its perfect spot and finish it dusty miller which
is a very strong resilient green you can find pretty much year-round, I’m just going to put that around the carnations just like as
a cuff almost just very simple like that, get another piece of tape just taping that and then we’re going to take
our vase it’s a very square, a very simple vase from pottery barn uh it’s from the square collection
it’s about three inches by three inches by ten inches high and we’re going to take our bouquet
and basically just measure it so that we’re going to cut it just at the bottom says it’s fits a certain length so basically that your flower arrangement
just fits into your vase just like that and supports the neck and then we’re going to finish this off we have this metal wire it’s aluminum wire, it’s very supple it’s very easy to bend we’re going to just wrap this around
so that just basically we’re hiding the tape that we put on there first, so that’s what we’re going to do and then to finish this off on the bottom as
well with another piece just like that and again it’s very easy to do it’s very supple
just wrap it around there so we have basically it on the top and on
the bottom and then you have a tiny little bouquet
its called a tussy mussy or a brussels bouquet as
we call it in europe. and then one more little step to finish this
up which is with two different pieces of ribbon we’re gonna tie this just above the medal wire with just a simple knot just quickly like that just like that very simple and then we take a second piece of ribbon
just for another texture we have a solid one and transparent one just to
create a little bit of texture we’re gonna do the same thing, just tie it around the
top of the bouquet, tie it once and tie it twice and then we have our bouquet now we’re gonna just do this and put it in the vase
just very simple like that you might say now this is really simple and that’s the strength of this arrangement
we’re gonna multiply it on our mantle because it’s going to be a mantlepiece and the strength of this arrangement is really gonna be
a repetition look how beautiful this is look how dazzling
just because of the repetition you take a very simple bouquet and repeat it a couple of times and it becomes a wild statement Pottery Barn


  • kmadej

    April 8, 2011

    Creating your own flower arrangements is a great way to save money and create a green wedding. Another great green alternative is making a donation to a charity of your choice instead of buying favors. For example, the American Cancer Society has a wedding scrolls program that can be customized (acsweddingscrolls).

  • Miguel Vilas Boas

    October 6, 2011

    Congratulations …. great taste!

  • sfgirl68

    October 17, 2011

    Nico, thanks for providing easy, beautiful ideas for arranging flowers. Truly inspiring!

  • Tubifia

    November 25, 2011

    I love all these videos and all of his tips!

  • leslie watling

    April 13, 2012

    the first one you made looks like a caluflower

  • Phanarut katemee

    November 13, 2012

    first bouquet i have lean from you thanks from Thailand

  • lienca20

    December 25, 2012

    Gorgeous! Love it.

  • Dulce Ahumada-Hancock

    May 5, 2013

    WOW! I wasn't to sure where this was going, but seeing the end result on display with the others, is such a subtle and elegant festive design that compliments any home.

  • tomy kapp

    July 8, 2013


  • Sexsi Lexsi

    October 24, 2014

    looks like cauliflower

  • YoungDevonto

    October 28, 2015

    Nooooooo watch in 2014

  • Nanie Scrap

    June 14, 2016


  • carlos marcelo pereira Pereira

    July 28, 2016

    ensine como plantar rosas arco iris

  • daw choden

    November 13, 2016

    thank you for sharing ! it looks so easy and beautiful.

  • Spunkymunky

    January 9, 2018

    It's a nice effect and something that can be created at a cheap price! I cringe at the idea of it right above a heat source…but I guess that does set it off to fine display for the video!

  • Floriferous Garden

    November 6, 2018

    Thank you very much for this great video. I have featured it here

  • T Ruly

    February 11, 2019

    Wow thank you it’s beautiful! Thanks for giving us step by step instructions to the very end. Very professional

  • The Weeping Willow

    April 8, 2019

    Looks like heads of cauliflower on a mantel….


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