|Smithers-Oasis North America Design Director Sharon McGukin, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, is a speaker and author known for her "edutaining" floral design tips and Southern charm. She has four decades of design experience, is past president of AIFD and lives in Carrollton, Georgia. |
I love experiencing the color and texture of a beautiful fall day! Seeing natural beauty outdoors often inspires us to bring that feeling indoors.
A cost effective way to add color and texture to your arrangements for fall and winter-or any season-is by incorporating natural decorative accessories. And one of my favorite natural products to use is the OASIS Midollino Sticks.
These thin and organically dyed rattan sticks can be used in their dried form, bundled to create a strong static line or bent and curved through an arrangement, adding dramatic lines and color.
To make them even more pliable, soak your Midollino Sticks in water for 60 seconds or so. Once they're wet, you can tie these flexible sticks into knots and bend them into interesting shapes. While wet sticks might bleed a little color into the water in your vase, that just adds to the fun!
Add energy with color
Either way, with Midollino you can add shape, color and texture for just pennies. They come packaged in one-pound bundles of approximately 200 thin and (approximately again!) 32-inch long sticks.
Five Tips for using Midollino Sticks in a design
See more designs
Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD