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    Arranging Flowers - Great For Parties!

    JoyfulCook
    Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:26 am
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    Great for Parties of all kinds!

    All the foliage is from the garden - the flowers I had to buy - except the bluebells.
    Its really not that hard once you start.

    Always start with the tallest flower or foliage and you slowly build from that. it an be a simple arrangement or elaborate. hope that you enjoy these few tips.
    If you have any Oasis soak well before you use it.



    Very minimal - with little foliage



    For soft stemmed flowers, its best to use something to make a hole in the oasis - a chopstick is great



    Starting again with the tallest flower build up a delicate arrangement and place foliage low,



    Draw attention to the sleek stems, adding some fern behind to give a bit of a backdrop


    This simple arrangement just has a pincushion and some glass pebbles. Starting with the tallest, build slowly.


    finishing off with a few flowers at the bottom, push the pebbles over.



    Start with the largest piece of foliage.


    start by placing the highest flower and work downwards


    Add foliage carefully so as the enhance but not detract.



    Finding a bowl, wooden tray or something like that can often set off your arrangement - and anything goes from a teapot to a tumbler


    Here are some that you might find great to use for a party


    Great for an Anniversary or Birthday Party


    A nice arrangement for Christmas - you can wire a few small Christmas balls and add them to any arrangement of flowers


    Welcome in the New Year with a pretty display of flowers
    BecR
    Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:28 pm
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    Hi Joy~

    How beautiful! You are a talented lady! Love the creative use of different wooden vessels, and the smart tip about using the taller stem first.

    Hmmm....you've inspired me to get cracking and pick some fresh greenery from the garden, and see what I come up with. Will post here, if I get a photo.

    Thanks for sharing!

    HAPPY HOLLY- DAYS!

    icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif Becky
    JoyfulCook
    Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:20 am
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    Thanks so much Becky, I am sure that if you try it you wont find it too hard and it looks so pretty

    this is one that I have done for Christmas



    Have a great Christmas and Happy cooking - joy
    Sage
    Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:24 am
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    You are very creative Joy; love all your beautiful arrangements. You're the right touch to a festive day.
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