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Friday, 14 October 2011

Silk Flowers (Eucalyptus Berries)

Hello there and welcome to Floral Friday :)

Today I will show you how to arrange a lovely autumnal display which will also carry through to Christmas as the greenery I have chosen has little berries.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

To make a similar display, you will need:

12 inch tall terracotta long tom pot
10 everlasting Eucalyptus mini plants
Bubble wrap
Tissue paper

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

To start, remove all the price tickets from the everlasting plants.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

Buy a 12 inch long tom as the pot is a decent size for the money. You don't need to spend more that £5 on a terracotta pot.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

Buy your planter from a garden centre and choose one which is weathered if you like the grungy look.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

Take the bubble wrap and fill the pot up half way. Then take another piece of bubble wrap, cover it with tissue and pack it in to the planter. Leave a 3 inch space at the top.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

Begin to stand the little plants around the inside of the pot. Turn your mini plants so any longer greenery faces outwards.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

Continue to backfill the whole pot with your plants. You want the leaves and longer stems to drape over the edge of the planter.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

Once filled, the outer ring should look like a mini wreath.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

When you are happy with the arrangement, take the last mini planter and pop it in the middle.

Lella Loves... Everlasting Greenery

This is the end result and I think it is lovely.

On a cold winter day, this type of display will offer colour for visitors. I wouldn't advise leaving it outside overnight as the birds will become accustomed to the planter and might try to eat the berries!

If you want to sit your display in an alcove, try using fairy lights to add pretty lighting to a dark corner. Look out for a red string, light up the arrangement and enjoy it indoors.

Have a lovely day.

Lella  xx

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