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Designing in Containers with Deborah Dolen.  Designing in containers means a person is using Oasis, or "water foam" as the  base for the flowers.  In this one hour DVD video Deborah covers all of the commonly requested arrangements such as "Happy Birth  Day," and "Get Well," while also covering what flowers to select and how to prep the containers for insertion of the focal, premium and support flowers.  A large segment is also dedicated to holiday floral arrangements as well as customary requests and faux paux's to avoid.
To help a student learn just how efficient small commercial designs are arranged, such as arrangements in grocery stores - Deborah asks her students to purchase a small but full commercial design and take it apart as well as build it back to together.  This really allows the student to see hands on use of 1) Flower 2) Color 3) Placement, and maybe most importantly of all, that every green floral scrap found a home in the actual arrangement and not on the floor.  In the video Deborah also takes a commercial arrangement apart and pieces it back together for her students to see.
In this video Deborah Dolen also teach you how to prepare a church/funeral arrangement, which are typically one sided for viewing, as well as etiquette on floral choice for such events.  Floral Design Basic 102 is a sure compliment to Floral Design 101 and we highly recommend you start with 101 with Deborah Dolen.
A Demo clip of Dolen's 102 Floral Arranging video "in containers" is below on YouTube with over 33,986 views at last look.  Floral Design in Containers is a second video film sold of its own known as "101" and is also available on Amazon's Instant download film platform.

Copyright Deborah Dolen 2002-2011.  This is a great companion and first step video for Floral Design Copyright Deborah Dolen 2002-2011.


Click here for Floral Design 101 Film: Floral Design in Vases Film by Deborah Dolen

*Customer's who bought Floral Design Books and Film also bought How to Make and Sell Gift Baskets Kindle Book and Film by Deborah Dolen.







If you are aiming to break into the market, this video will educate you enough to get in the door with most floral boutiques and volunteer your services just before busy holidays.  They may test you on key words Deborah Dolen teaches you in this video.  Extra help that has a grasp on floral design such as we will teach you is always welcome during their rush time. A good week in any busy floral shop will be all you need to feel "accomplished."  Dependability is paramount if you aim to break into floral design as a career as well as dedication to good design and prudent use of flowers.  More on Floral:  A Skill for Life and Tips 


Beyond simple floral care and preparation, Floral Design is loaded with beautiful full color photographs of sample arrangements and instructions of what it takes to achieve breathtaking results!  Satisfaction is Guaranteed.  We prefer you buy the e-Book file because it is the only Mabel White book that comes out best that way.  Full of color photos and delivered right upon purchase via e-mail.   

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Floral Design in Vases with Deborah Dolen is a one hour DVD so packed full of critical information, we had to make designing in containers a second DVD.    Designing in containers, the second DVD Video, means a person is using Oasis, or "water foam" as the  base for the flowers.  These Floral Design DVD's Video's are excellent even if your only goal is to create beautiful ensembles from your own garden, or to tastefully arrange flowers purchased at a farmer's market or from a wholesale floral company.  If you have a friend who owns a floral shop, you will be qualified to help come holiday season.  Excellent for shops who would like to train their staff.  Once you grasp the basic elements of floral design, with Deborah Dolen, you will be able to throw together fabulous presentations in minute.  You will also learn what types of flowers last the longest, what are the most requested, what are greens, and how do you select them, and so much more.  Our videos emphasize fresh flowers, but also take time to demonstrate silk design and what slight differences exist between arrange a fresh floral design as well as a silk design.  They are very alike when it comes to design.  Deborah Dolen also also teaches you how to make fabulous bows in minutes. 

Nothing illuminates a room like tastefully arranged flowers.  Unfortunately, most of us don't know how to display flowers properly, or aim to buy longer lasting varieties, and they often end up clumsily thrown together in a vase.

Basic Floral Design with Deborah Dolen at MWHL teaches you how to select fresh flowers, what fresh flowers last the longest, as well as 16 different types of striking floral arrangements suitable for all kinds of occasions. In this intriguing and simple to grasp DVD you will learn how to transform common fresh cut flowers into stunning designs for your home or business. By combining different textures and colors you will learn to archive stunning designs to brighten your home and create beautiful arrangements for special occasions.   


YouTube Video DEMOS Floral Design 101 | Bathroom Chemist Making Candles  |  Making Gift Baskets Making Soap Making Chocolate | Floral Design 102 |



Other books by Deborah Dolen

Previous Mabel White DIY formula books, written by Deborah Dolen include The Bathroom Chemist and The Self Apothecary, and The Beekeepers Digest are recipe, technique and formula heavy, offering a broad creative range. They are also pretty much a prerequisite if you are new to making your own toiletries, where The London Apothecary formulatory is more advanced, having a newer and definite focus on perfected techniques of making the actual base balm, natural wax jelly, lotion, and truly hard bath bombs.  In part due to newer methods discovered during 2004 and 2005.  We know you will enjoy this book and it will be a basis of your library!  Have fun! 

About Author Deborah Dolen return to home page

Deborah Dolen is the Editor in Chief for Mabel White DIY and author of over 25 DIY books, 1,000 articles and several TV "how to" Films.  Deborah Dolen is also an environmental writer and has her own content syndication.  Deborah Dolen was widowed when she was on her 30's and went on to raise three great daughters in FL up against many obstacles.  This is the time period she generated her most fascinating DIY books.

Deborah Dolen was born in a Catholic Infant Home on Niagara Falls, the U.S. side.  It was known as Our Lady of Victory.  Deborah grew up in the Adirondack mountains in Upstate New York although moved around a lot and always in transition.  Her teenage years were more stable and thoroughbred race horses were her passion. She skipped school a lot in the 70's to walk and groom the likes of Man o' War and Secretariat.  When she was not grooming horses in Saratoga she was hitting the ski slopes of Killington in Vermont, Pikes Peak, or Gore Mountain to name a few.  To this day K-2's are her favorite skis and Head are her favorite bindings.

In her 20's  Deborah Dolen built some 520 legal clinics for the poor from the ground up and ran for 17 years.  People simply needed affordable legal access and that still has not changed much.  Having grown up poor and discriminated against-even disallowed to play with certain toys...Deborah had never been a quiet type and bucked many regimes as an adult.  In the 80's she felt almost all legal fees were oppressive to the majority for no reason and feels they still are.  Her organization helped well over 100,000 people.  Many of those were able to teach other people in turn.  As with health care, Canada does not charge its citizens for most common family law issues and Deborah feels family issues, including financial ones, should not be a feeding frenzy in the states as it still certainly is. No one should profit of the demise of another person.

Fast forward a few decades and Deborah Dolen is very much into flying and canine rescue as well as DIY projects she writes about and films from her Florida home.  Although her passions have always been with horse racing she is very into auto racing, focus and performance in Daytona and Charlotte, NC.  Deborah presently writes about environmental topics beyond DIY subjects that will always fascinate her.  Her dog Ringo, adopted from Katrina, is usually by her side.

You can join Deborah Dolen her on twitter facebook or check out her home page for RSS syndication.    See demos of her work on YouTube here and Amazon here.  Mabel White Publications.