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Project

Figs and Vines Centerpiece

Centerpieces don't have to be perfectly balanced and precisely composed. There's beauty in letting flowers and vines be their riotous, sprawling selves.

Materials

  • Flowering clematis and passionflower vines
  • Fresh figs
  • Ramekin (3 1/2 inches in diameter) for the base
  • Ceramic cake stand (10 inches in diameter) for the base
  • Floral wax
  • Floral frog

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using a dime-size ball of floral wax, attach a floral flog to the inside of the ramekin.

  2. Step 2

    Using a pinch of floral wax, secure the bottom of the ramekin to the cake stand.

  3. Step 3

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    Fill ramekin with water, and insert small, flowering clematis and passionflower vines (2 to 3 of each) into frog. Wrap 1 or 2 vines around the ramekin to conceal it, and let the others trail off the stand.

  4. Step 4

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    Place fresh figs around the periphery.