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Friday, 23 September 2011

Silk Flowers (Cherry Blossom)

Hello there, and welcome to another floral Friday. Today I am going to show you how to create a very large display of cherry blossom. Each branch is 3ft in height and I have combined it with various greenery including willow. The whole display is finished off with a fairy ring of grasses.

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If you wanted to recreate this display, you will need:

Terracotta Long Tom pot
Bag of gravel
11 branches of cherry blossom
11 branches of pussy willow
11 branches of winter stems
22 stems of grass

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These cherry blossom stems were bought from Dunelm. Most Dunelm stores stock them in the red option, white and baby pink.

If you fancied orange, blue or purple blossom, try Wilkinsons as they have a wide range of floral supplies in all the jewel tones.

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I bought these twiggy winter stems from Hobby Craft but it was a few years back. If you have a neighbour with real fruit trees, ask them if you could have a few stems next time they prune their trees.

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Pussy willow stems can be found in various garden centres such as Notcutts or Wyvale.

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The grasses are a super bargain: they are 59p a stem from Dunelm. There are several colour variations so choose the greenery which will enhance your blossom choice.

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To start, block the flower pot's hole with several sheets of newspaper and half-fill with shingle.

Place all the cherry blossom stems in the centre, and let them face in all directions. Every stem has a natural lean: don't try to fight it. You then arrange the willow and the winter twigs in a ring around the top of the Long Tom - the base of the cherry blossom. The stems of the greenery will support the much taller stems of the blossom.

Finally, infill with all your lovely grass.

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Have fun arranging this in your home. If you choose a different coloured blossom, do let me know as I love to hear how you make the blog-makes your own.

Three cheers for silk flowers...  Hip. Hip.. Hooray...!

Lella  xx

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