Choose flowers you really love for romantic and beautiful wedding centerpieces you’ll always remember.
Make your own wedding centerpieces
By Marty Ross
- PowerGear® patented gear technology multiplies leverage to give you up to 3X more power on every cut
- Powers through tough stems and branches that traditional pruners can’t
- Patent-pending design with modified gears and cam mechanism optimizes your cutting power in the middle of the cut where the branch is thickest and you need it most
- Makes cutting dramatically easier than it is with other tools
- Fully hardened steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
- Low-friction coating helps the blade glide through wood, prevents the blade from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blade resist rust
- Rugged DuraFrame® construction provides superior strength and reduced weight
- Contoured, rolling handle fits the shape and natural motion of your hand for comfortable use and reduced hand fatigue
- Easy-open lock protects the blade during transport and storage
- Bypass blade style
- Maximum cutting capacity: 3/4" dia.
- Lifetime warranty
- PowerGear2™ Pruner
- Ideal for deadheading, trimming, cutting herbs, shaping and other quick snips on small plants
- Micro-Tip® blades provide superior cutting precision in small spaces
- Fully hardened, precision-ground, stainless-steel blades stay sharp, even through heavy use
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Extra-large handle loops provide plenty of room for your fingers, even for gardeners with larger hands
- Length: approximately 7"
- Lifetime warranty
- Softgrip® Micro-Tip® Floral Snip
- Ideal for snipping stems, slicing open burlap bags, sawing rope, cutting wire and a variety of other garden tasks
- Sharp, precision-ground blade edges offer clean cuts
- Stainless-steel blades stay sharp longer and resist rust
- DuraFrame™ handle provides excellent durability
- Nonslip Softgrip® handle improves grip and reduces hand fatigue for comfortable extended use
- Safety lock keeps blades closed for safe storage and transportation
- Bonus sheath includes belt clip for easy access and portability
- Symmetrical design offers easy right- or left-handed use
- Lifetime warranty
- Garden Multi-Snip with Sheath
Enhanced to maximize leverage where you need it most, so you can power through stems and light branches up to 3/4" diameter with ease.
A perfect combination of cutting precision and comfort for deadheading, cutting herbs and more.
Snip, slice, saw and cut with our handy and durable garden multi-tool.
It’s a special pleasure when you make the centerpieces yourself — especially if you have some help from relatives and friends eager to lend a hand. It doesn’t take long once you gather all the tools and materials. You’ll save money, have a great time, and create lasting memories with everyone involved!
Prep-Tools and Tips
Always make a fresh cut before putting stems into an arrangement so the flowers will be able to take up the water they need. Use Fiskars Micro-Tip Floral Snips to make a clean cut on every stem as you work.
When incorporating flowers or foliage with denser stems, into your arrangement, use a pruner such as Fiskars PowerGear® Pruner to make clean cuts with ease.
The Fiskars Garden Multi-Snip is a handy tool for flower arranging. The scissors can cut flower stems and small twigs easily plus there is a built in notch to cut floral wire. The Multi-Snip also comes with a sheath to protect the blades during storage.
Flower arranging is an art, not a science. Even if you made dozens of arrangements yourself, each one would look slightly different. The subtle twist of a stem, the uniquely graceful petals of a flower, and the bold architecture of a twig are what makes flower arranging fun and satisfying. A display of identical centerpieces is missing something essential - charm.
If your wedding is casual, consider a rustic container, a vintage pitcher, or even a mason jar to serve as a vase. The containers don’t all have to match, but look for containers that complement each other.
Informal arrangements are usually loose and lively, like a flowerbed in midsummer. A few wildflowers or blooms with wispy stems soften the mood of a less formal centerpiece. They are the pieces that give that romantic innocence.
It’s not the colors, or even the flowers that set formal arrangements apart from informal designs. It’s how you put the flowers together. In a formal design, keep the arrangement tight, and stick with symmetry. Use silvery vases, white milk glass, or crystal clear containers, and use the same container design for all your arrangements.
Play around with height by placing your arrangements on pedestals. If using a shallow bowl on a pedestal, such as this one, you’ll need to use floral foam (find it at hobby shops) to hold the flower stems in position. First soak the foam thoroughly, and then cut a piece that just fits inside the bowl.
When you see the flower arrangements you and your friends made on the tables at your wedding, with candlelight flickering around them and laughter in the air, you’ll have even more to celebrate!
• Check with local flower farmers to find out what they grow, and place your order well in advance of your big day. If you have time, consider growing your own flowers.
• Create your centerpieces the day before the wedding so your flowers look their best.
• Stick to your budget – check out your local thrift stores to see what treasures you can find, especially if you are planning a casual or vintage event.
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