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How to Make an Armani Leaf Bowl Centerpiece

Fashion icon Giorgio Armani helped us create this totally unique and beautiful place-card holder centerpiece. Watch this video to learn how to make it and see our step-by-step how-to.

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We asked Italian iconic mega designer, Giorgio Armani to come up with a great centerpiece. You can create his at home with just a little bit of practice. All you'll need is a bowl, big or small will work, long leaves like the bird's nest ferns I'm using here or flask leaves, and small flowers like verbena. Start by lining your bowl with the leaves. Begin from the outside in creating a concentric circle. Do this until you made a tight spiral. If you find that your leaves are shifting or you can't keep them in place, try using just a little bit of tape to hold them down. The leaves that follow will cover up your tapes so no one will know that you cheated a little bit. Next, trim your flower stems to about two inches long and tuck them in between the space between your leaves. Scatter them around the bowl. You can make this as a large centerpiece for your table but I like to use it as place cards. Just use a smaller bowl and follow the same steps. Then, tape a toothpick or wood skewer to the back of a name card and place it in the center of the bowl. You can also use this as your first course. Just use salad greens and edible flowers instead. For more videos and fun tips, head to rachaelraymag.com.