Daisies are sturdy, colorful flowers that are perfect for arranging into a wedding bouquet or table centerpiece. The clean, bold lines of daisies create a contemporary look and add a bright burst of color against a white wedding gown. Using Gerbera daisies--also known as Gerber daisies--makes the arrangement even better with their large flowers, and if you are fortunate enough to grow them in your home garden you can have them fresh for the event. Simplistic arranging of daisies is best--whether in a bouquet or in the home--so as not to overwhelm the bold beauty of the flowers.
Arranging a Wedding Bouquet
Select six daisies. Use all one color or two shades of the same color. More or less flowers can be used depending on how big or small you want the bouquet to be.
Wrap each stem with floral tape. Start underneath the flower head and wrap the tape down each stem leaving the bottom 2 inches uncovered.
Arrange the daisies in your hand until you get the look you desire. Cut ends of the stems so they are all even. Place a rubber band around the upper part of the stems to hold the flowers in place.
Wrap the satin ribbon around the bouquet. Holding a 6-inch tail free, start wrapping the ribbon from underneath the flower heads down to the middle of the stems. Then wrap back up to the top and cut a 6-inch tail from that end of the ribbon. Tie the two ends of the ribbon into a bow which will be the front of the bouquet.
Place the bouquet in a vase of water until ready to use, and after use the vase to keep the flowers fresh. The bouquet can be made the night before the wedding and stored in a vase of water in the refrigerator to keep fresh.
Arranging a Daisy Centerpiece
Clean a small plastic container, such as an empty cottage cheese container or a small plastic flower pot.
Put two strips of double-sided tape around the outside of the container. Space the strips about 2 inches apart.
Stick anthurium leaves with the pointed ends facing up over the tape lining the outside of the container. Overlap the leaves to completely cover the container and keep the bottom of the leaves even with the bottom of the container so it will sit flat on a table. If necessary, trim the bottom of the leaves after attaching to the container so they are even.
Wrap a piece of raffia around the leaves twice and tie the loose ends into a bow.
Soak a piece of floral foam in water for at least five minutes, then place inside the container. Cut the daisies to the appropriate height for the container and cut the stems at a 45-degree angle. Insert the daisies into the foam, arranging so the tallest flowers are in the middle with gradually shorter ones out toward the edges of the arrangement.
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Residing in Southern Oregon, Amy Madtson has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008 with a focus on health, pregnancy, crafts and gardening. Her work has been published on websites such as eHow and Garden Guides, among others. Madtson has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1993.