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A pleasant pre-New Year bustle began - buyingts, champagne, jewelry. To put a New Year tree or limit yourself to interior compositions - it's up to you. But it seems to us that the report on the master class of Princess Irina Nikolaevna, which took place at the Moscow Flower Growers Center on November 22, will not leave anyone indifferent and everyone will want to try their hand at New Year's floristry. Boost your imagination with the recommendations of an experienced florist, artist, member of the Union of Designers of Russia and the Association of Russian Florists - perhaps this will help make this New Year's meeting unforgettable and festive.
New Year, Christmas awakens the brightest impressions of childhood for everyone, recalling sweet gifts, the fresh scent of tangerines and the New Year tree. Floristry has its own, special attitude to this holiday. Decorating a Christmas tree (Cristmas tree, Christmas tree) is a sacred sacrament for a Russian person associated with our Orthodox traditions.
This year's trends, announced by Dutch florists, match them perfectly. The main color of this year is white. This is the color of snow, snowflakes, which carry this sacrament. The hit of last year was the combination of white and black - so stylish, but so far from Russian traditions. White is close to the Russian soul, it allows you to create an atmosphere of warmth and tenderness. The main flower of this year is the cymbidium orchid. The introduction of this tropical plant, combined with traditional materials, epitomizes a fairy tale.
When creating these compositions, first of all, the task was to use more available natural materials, simple vases, simple floral accessories, in order to show how, without large investments, you can decorate the table and interior with stylish compositions and bring a real New Year's mood into the house.
Plastic polystyrene molds in the shape of a hemisphere are decorated with moss and halves of pine cones using a hot glue gun. Cover with sparkles. A moistened oasis is placed inside the lower hemisphere. Cover with the top half. On the side, short twigs of Weymouth pine (Pinus strobus), which have beautiful long and soft needles, are inserted (but you can also use Scots pine). White roses are placed between the branches, along the edges - the buds of white carnations. It is better to put the composition on a platter, pouring artificial snow around to give the composition a winter sound and more tenderness.
This composition is made using the traditional Christmas color of red.
In Europe, the Nativity Fast lasts 4 weeks. Among Christmas decorations, wreaths made of pine needles, foliage, and fruits are popular. An indispensable attribute is a candle. In the first week of fasting, 1 candle is lit, in the second week - 2, in the third - 3, and finally 4 candles are lit at Christmas. The golden decorations of our Christmas represent candle burning.
In this composition, branches of holly (Ilex) with red fruits are used, but with the same success you can use viburnum, hawthorn, candied fruits - medium-sized tangerines, apples, pears, kiwi. In order to get such fruits, it is enough to dip them in boiled sugar syrup, then in sugar. You will get a snowy effect. Such decorations will especially delight children.
Take a simple glass vase. Place a moist oasis inside. Secure it crosswise with tape. For the adhesive tape to stick well, the vase must be dry. On the sides, the oasis can be decorated with gold beads.
Next, make a cuff out of the legs of a blue spruce (more precisely, prickly spruce, Picea pungens). Insert bundles of cinnamon sticks tied with silver wire between them. These bundles symbolize good luck, attracting wealth. If there is no cinnamon, you can use bamboo sticks or simply chopped sticks from deciduous trees or shrubs. In order for the wire to hold well in the oasis, you can make an "anchor" on it by bending one end.
Now the time has come to decorate the composition with gold and silver beads. The beads are divided into 2 beads, placed less frequently on the wire and placed in the composition. You can simply place the beads beautifully, twisting them slightly around the spruce branches. It turns out an elegant and festive wreath. In the center, you can place a candle or an impromptu tree. To secure the candle, 4 pieces of wire are heated over the flame and inserted into the candle, and then inserted into the oasis. A Christmas tree can be made on a cone from an oasis for dried flowers, decorated with moss and beads, reinforced with wire. The tree is fixed to the oasis with 4 sticks.
This composition perfectly reflects the trends of this year, where an abundance of ice and snow is welcomed.
A vase with a leg is filled with beads, balls, crumpled cellophane. A pallet is placed on top for an oasis in the size of a vase. A moistened oasis is installed and fixed crosswise with adhesive tape.
The composition itself is made from one needles. The same Weymouth pine is used here. It turns out the shape of a circle, a wreath, the most traditional for Christmas. The top of the oasis is also covered with needles, fixing it horizontally with hairpins.
The round white candle is mounted on wire legs. Around the candle are placed silvery inflorescences - "balls" of Brunia (Brunia) - plants from the family Protea with wire legs. To give the composition more radiance and shine, it is complemented with small transparent and matte Christmas tree balls, also placed on a wire.
The final step for this composition will be to give it a snowy effect. Spray glue is applied to the needles along the edges of the wreath, which is sprinkled with artificial snow.
It is better to make 2 or more such candlesticks. They can be used to decorate the table and interior.
The next composition is a real New Year's bouquet. It is done on a round wire mesh. With the help of wire and hot glue, mossy twigs covered with lichen and moss and ordinary spruce cones are attached to the stack. The cymbidium inflorescence is disassembled into separate flowers, each of which is inserted into a test tube with water, into which Chrysal can be added to prolong the life of the flowers. Use tubes with long wires, which are threaded through the frame and collected in a bundle. The same is done with the "snow-covered" and silver Christmas-tree balls set on a wire. To enhance the lilac shade of orchids, use large lilac beads, freely placed between the flowers.
At the bottom, the bundle of wire stems is decorated with a cuff of blue spruce branches arranged in a circle and fixed with a wire bundle. The wire is cut and decorated with beautiful braid.
The resulting composition resembles the Star of Bethlehem. Orchids perfectly correspond to the slogan of the Dutch florists “Look, be surprised and rejoice!”.
If you have orchids or holly branches left, you can make a number of simple compositions from cones, a pine branch and one flower or branch with fruits, which will also help create a New Year's mood in the house. The first two compositions are made without water, the vase is simply filled with cones. In the third case, water is poured and artificial snow is poured (it will float on the surface).
To create this composition, which will serve as a good substitute for the Christmas tree, a square “golden” dish was used. 5 "frogs" with wire are glued to the tray, on which the "Christmas trees" are attached. The "Christmas trees" themselves are made on small cones from the oasis, which are covered with moss using wire. The candles are planted in hot glue. Between the verticals there are golden and silver balls of different sizes, symbolizing the gifts of the Magi, which they brought to the baby Jesus.
The last composition resembles a New Year's cake. The mold is made from a humid oasis into which branches of blue spruce are inserted. Cones and balls are planted on horsetail sticks with hot glue. In the center, inflorescences of a white hippeastrum are placed, for which the stems are cut shortly obliquely and a bamboo stick is inserted inside. For a flatter design, the inflorescences can be disassembled into individual flowers. Spring flower - hippeastrum was not chosen by chance, it symbolizes hopes for the future. The composition is completed by candles fixed on a wire.
It should be noted that in all compositions the candles are functional, they can be lit without the risk of setting fire to the entire piece.
In conclusion, I would like to present completely unexpected solutions made by another teacher of the Center "Flower Growers of Moscow" Natalia Vasilievna Kuznetsova - a knitted Christmas tree and a sweet bouquet of sweets. These ideas conceal an incredible scope for imagination and allow you to add an element of play and humor to the New Year's holiday.