Make a Christmas floral bottle arrangement
The team at Flowers 'n' Things in Red Lion Street, Spalding, show us how to make a festive arrangement:
Now that we’re diving head first into the festive season, I’m sure many of you are thinking about getting your Christmas decorations up.
With that in mind, we thought a Christmassy arrangement that could also bring some light into the dark evenings would be a lovely idea.
So we’ve designed a neat little bottle arrangement, complete with fairy lights, for this month’s 'make-it.'
For this one, you’ll need to get hold of some oasis and a candle cup to rest it in, some florists' tape, a selection of festive flowers and decorations, some small fairy lights, and a clean glass bottle.
First up, you need to prepare the base of the arrangement: douse your oasis in water, cut it to fit snugly into the candle cup, and tape it down to ensure the oasis isn’t jiggling about while you work.
When you’re happy it’s nice and secure, it’s time to start arranging. Start with your greenery, using it to lay out the basic shape of your arrangement, before adding in lots of lovely flowers to bring colour. When you cut your stems, make sure you leave enough to gently push them into the oasis and still give you enough height. You can also add in some festive decorations – like pine cones – by wrapping florists wire around them to create a “stem”.
Once your arrangement is complete, it’s time to ease your fairy lights into the bottle and place your arrangement on top. You need to make sure your candle cup is anchored into the neck of the bottle to stop it toppling out; you could use tape or Plasticine. All that’s left to do is find a lovely place to display your make, relax, and enjoy the festive season. We hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful new year.
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