Welcome to day 12 of our Virtual Advent Calendar. Today we have an elegant design produced by demonstrator and member of Paddock Wood Flower Club, Sue Thompson. We love the combination of the rich colours of Christmas, with the pussy willow giving a hint of spring to come.
If you scroll down beneath the photograph you will find Sue's step by step to help you create a similar design
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You will need:
Floral foam – 1/3 block
3 - 5 stems pussy willow
5 stems of foliage – I used senecio (brachyglottis) for its velvet texture leaves and grey/white colour
8 roses – Naomi is a voluptuous red rose
5 – 7 carnations – green or Green Trix has a lovely feathery texture and soft round form
A few pieces of gypsophila (optional)
2 or 3 stems of hypericum berries – red - (strip off leaves)
2 or 3 medium sized baubles – on kebab sticks (secured with hot glue)
2 or 3 dried lotus seed heads – on wire
Tape 1/3 block of soaked floral foam into a dish that fits the neck of your chosen container. The container I chose is glass within a metal framework, I softened the look of this by arranging a length of organza fabric in the container. It also avoids the arrangement looking like it is “floating” in the air. The dish I used is an Oasis clear “rampside dish”.
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