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Evergreen Centerpiece, Page 2
Working with Cedar

Cedar is the secret to this long lasting fresh arrangement.

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Choose boughs that are fresh, flat, and supple. Avoid branches that are dry, very large, or are curled.

Use smaller boughs as is. Cut up larger boughs into sections or cut off each individual "leaf" to use alone.

Be sure to strip the bottom 1-2" of each branch before inserting it into damp floral foam.

Holiday photo ©2000-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Cut Cedar Boughs
This shows how to cut a long branch of cedar into several useable sections. Use these to fill in the top and sides of the arrangement.

Tip: Remove a few needles at the end of each branch before inserting into the foam.
See photos of materials used in this centerpiece.

Holiday photo ©2000-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Cutting up cedar
Cut up larger branches of cedar to make lots of smaller sprigs. This will keep the size of your arrangement in scale.

Holiday photo ©2000-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Cedar Branches
Shows a cedar branch before being stripped at the end. Gently remove the last few needles on evergreen branches.

Holiday photo ©2000-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Stripped Branch
Remove needles up about 1/2 to 1" on each stem. This will give you a clean end to insert into the foam, and will give a better hold.

Holiday photo ©2000-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Fill around all edges
Cover all of the edges of the container with shorter pieces of cedar.

Holiday photo ©2000-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Cedar complete
Cedar covers the damp floral foam, but there are still plenty of areas to be filled in with flowers and other greens.

Holiday photo ©2000-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

Add Evergreen
Add a few stems of other types of evergreens. A variety of greens adds interest and color.

GO ON to Add Flowers and Decorations

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