Tuesday, 13 March 2012

A 12th Birthday Gift - Flowers and Skittles!

 This gift was made using a selection of Tesco's single variety bunches: Roses, Hypericum, Statice, September and Tulips. Decide what sweets you are going to use and then match the flower colours to the sweets. The brighter and more multicoloured the better!
 Strip the foliage from the base of all the stems
 All the stems have to be cleaned before you can begin the arrangement
 When you have cleaned the stems of the flowers you need to place them in piles so you can pick them up easily.
 Place the flowers in your left hand if you are right handed and vice versa. This keeps your right hand free for using the scissors and other tools.

 As  you build up the  bouquet, trim the stems so that the bunch is lighter and easier to handle.
 Tie the  bunch at the point where you have been holding the flowers. This is the "binding point".
 Now the fun part. Place a layer of sweets at the base of the vase.
 The layer at the bottom of the vase means that the lining vase is then nearly flush with the top  of the outer vases.
 Continue adding the sweets until you reach the top of the vases.
 Place your flowers into the centre. This bunch was acqua-packed so that the stems of the flowers were in a flower  bubble. This allows you to deliver the flowers without spilling the water.
 Arrange the  bunch in to the centre of the vase
 Ready to deliver.
 The finished gift. Inspiration! The colours are wonderful!


  1. Nice work Paula. With a beautiful smile, thats all for a gift finally needed.

    By Houston Florist

  2. The bridal bouquet is one of the most important elements of a wedding. For garden weddings, wildflowers would be the perfect choice. It adds a green and natural glow to the event. Furthermore, it is considered cost-efficient since the bride can practically choose any kind of wildflower that will fit her motif. That is unless the bride wants a specific flower.

    Jory Prison

  3. wow!!! That is very nice idea of spreading sweets at the base of vase. gift to Pakistan is one of most reliable shop to send gifts… you can send gifts to Pakistan now at cheaper rates