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Onion Flower Video Lesson – alternative player

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Here is a free lesson showing how to carve an elegant onion flower from purple onions. Of course the same carving techniques can be used to carve flowers from white and yellow onions, too.

These can be used as garnishes on large serving platters or an part of an elegant centerpiece.

Onion Flower Lesson Part 1

In Part 1, you’ll see how to carve this lovely onion flower design.


Onion Flower Lesson Part 2

Part 2 of this Onion Flower lesson will show you how the common mistakes to avoid and a couple of other tips that you’ll find useful.

You’ll see:

  • An important mistake NOT to make
  • You’ll see the carving from a different angle that may be a clearer for you to see.
  • What happens when you carve too deep.
  • What happens when you don’t carve deep enough
  • What you can do with your scraps
  • A trick for getting the small of onions off your hands.


You can see a how one carver used these onion flowers in an arrangement for a pretty and elegant wedding centerpiece. The color theme of the wedding featured purple and magenta.

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purple and white onion flowers

These onion flowers can be made a day or two in advance when wrapped in plastic and kept in the refrigerator.