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Friday, 16 September 2011

Silk Flowers (Olive Branches)

It's Friday again so it is time for plants and flowers.

Today is a one-tub, one-type-of-leaf arrangement. It is a large metal planter, weighted down with black river pebbles and filled with everlasting olive branches. The impact comes from using one design of plant.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Olive Branches

To make this very easy display, I bought a metal planter from Sainsbury's gardening range in matt black as my greenery has fake green and black olives.

All I did was fill the planter half way with black river pebbles and then carefully 'plant' the olive branches, using the pebbles as wedges.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Olive Branches
That is it!

Find a place for your display and then enjoy it. Mine sits in a quiet corner where I like to read and do my crafts.

To create a similar look, you will need:

Metal planter £9.99
11 fake multi-stemmed olive branches £2.99 each
12 bags of black river pebbles 99p each 
Or, bag of gravel £3.99

Lella Loves... Everlasting Olive Branches

Do let me know how you get on. Feel free to leave me a comment.

Remember, you can use any greenery if you like this look. You don't have to use olives. Try cotton bolls, pussy willow or wild grasses: they would look just as good.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Olive Branches

The trick to this look is to stick with just one design of foliage. However, having said that, when I found this crystal-beaded dragonfly garden stick, I thought it would give a delightful surprise to anyone having a closer look.

Have a lovely day :)

Lella  xx

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