How to create a simple table flat lay.
Table lays are a perfect way to quickly and effectively dress a table for dinner parties, weddings or functions. You can use a wide range of flowers, greenery, fruits, vegetables, nuts, branches, husks and seed pods.
- Scissors/Floral snips
- Greenery such as olive, rosemary, camellia, ferns, magnolia, eucalypt, wax etc.
- Fresh seasonal blooms eg roses, disbuds, cymbidium orchids, phal orchids, banksias, proteas, natives.
- Fruits, vegetables and pods eg pears, artichokes, grapes, figs, beetroot, radish, broccoli, lotus pods, succulents.
- Spray bottle full of water
Step one. Before you start think about the style and theme of the setting eg. is it a baby shower which will be more feminine or your husbands birthday which will be more earthy and natural. This will help you select products to suit. Next scan your garden or local area for anything that you could use that will last the night eg. rosemary, camellia foliage, magnolia foliage, olive leaf, persimmons on branches etc.
step two. Now pick, forage and buy your desired products and don't forget to incorporate something like figs, pears, grapes, seed pods, artichokes or radishes. They will help to create a more textured, abundant table and will compliment the food perfectly.
step three. Now slightly trim your foliage into medium size straighter pieces that will easily lay flay down a table, they don't have to be all the same as a little bit of wild is always beautiful. Lay your greenery down the center of your table, one product at a time until the center of your table is looking abundant. Then poke in your flowers into clumps along the table, slightly weave their stems under the foliage so you can just see their heads poking out.
step four. Now lastly add your pods, fruit, vegetables, or other earthy textures to the table as highlights. You don't need to fill every gab just place them in a few section s throughout the table lay.
step five. Now give your flat lay a small spry with water and stand back and admire your work. Your guests will love this natural, relaxed floral display and will appreciate the chance to have a little nibble on the fruit too.