Sometimes the event or room calls for a big/tall arrangement - something of a statement piece. You will often find these types of arrangements in hotel lobbies and fine dining restaurants, and I thought that it would be fun to put together a DIY to show the steps. I've had the urn below (available from Pottery Barn) for some time, and I love using it for tall pieces due to its weight and stability. Often people feel that large arrangements are complicated to put together, and should only be left to professionals. This is simply not true, and large arrangements are not any more complicated (and sometimes quite a bit easier) than their smaller counterparts. I hope that after looking at the pictures below, you will give it a try.
Flowers: foxtail lily, larkspur, amaranth, magnolia, dahlia, lisianthus, tree fern, tree branches
Begin by arranging your tree branches (choose a variety that suits your taste) in the urn. You want to build out the volume of your arrangement in this step.
Continue with the tree fern, which adds some body to the center.
Add the amaranth
Some foxtail lily for height
Adding some color - this is lisianthus
And finally dahlia and magnolia. Examine your arrangement, and fill where needed (I added more foxtail lily after this shot)