A real floral centerpiece provides an elegant touch that fake flowers cannot accomplish. Whether it's a small dinner party or large gathering, you can create your own arrangements to match your event's color scheme. Many design styles and flower choices are available, so feel free to use your imagination. However, keep in mind that real flowers need water and a cool environment to stay fresh as long as possible. To get started, practice with a small round centerpiece arrangement.
Soak the floral foam in water while you trim the stems of your real flowers with an angled cut to equal nine-inch lengths, using scissors. An angled cut will help the stems absorb water. Insert the floral foam in the round bowl. Place a daisy in the top center of the foam to create a starting point. Push the stem in to a depth of one inch.
Insert the green fern into the foam, leaving spaces in between for the flowers to be added later. Insert the remaining daisies between the fern to create an equal working diameter. Step back and view your arrangement to make sure it creates a triangle shape.
Add three mums around the edge of the bowl to create a bottom layer. Push the stems in to a depth of one inch. Repeat this action with the remaining flowers, alternating color and type. Push the stems in approximately ½ inch farther with each new row until you reach the top.
Insert baby's breath if necessary to fill out empty spaces and create a compact design.