Our Garden Challenge continues, as we prepare for Easter at home with our families. Whilst in lockdown, it is important to focus on the positive. Create a table decoration for your Easter feast this weekend, bring in and brighten your home this Spring. Here is a quick step by step guide that our team that are working remotely from home to inspire you to have a go yourselves.
Gather your ingredients to create your table centre. You will need:
- Wreath base (or a wire wreath, a coat hanger or vine wreath)
- Egg shells
- Birch or twigs
- Rosemary or herbs
- Foraged Greenery
- Pair of scissors
- Binding wire or mossing pegs
If you are using a wet floral foam ring, before use make sure you soak the foam in water for a few minutes. Fill a bucket or sink up with water, float the foam on the top and remove once it has reached the bottom. Do not force the foam under the water as this can create air bubbles.
Now you can start adding to the design. For this arrangement, Debbie has created a grouped design. Start with one type of greenery covering a few inches of the foam, making sure that you create a 3D effect (inside, top and outside).
Now you can add the moss to the frame to allow a bed for the egg shells to sit on. Place on the frame and using mossing pegs or home-made hair pins (with wire), secure the moss to the frame. You can add the egg shells to the design at the end when the arrangement is in place.
Repeat the same grouped design with the foraged greenery, moss and egg shells on the other side of the ring.
Continue to add the foraged greenery to the design. Here, we have added the skimmia to both sides of the design.
Next, add the rosemary to the design. Rosemary has become a universal symbol of remembrance. We have grouped it on either side of the arrangement.
Continue to add the other ingredients to the table arrangement including foraged greenery, birch and pussy willow. They add texture and character to the design.
Finally, you can add the flowers to the design to create an even balance of colour. At this stage, you can also add any leftovers to fill in any gaps you may have in the floral foam. Make sure to look at the arrangement from all angles, above and from the side (imagine you were sat down looking at it).
Ta-da! You have finished your Easter Feast Table Arrangement!
You can add a storm lantern or chapel candle to the centre of the arrangement. You could even add a jug of Spring flowers in the centre! You options are endless.
Have a go yourselves? It really is that simple! Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing more ideas on how you can explore new techniques to expand your floral skill set using accessible materials in your home, your fridge and your garden! Like us, comment in the box below and share our ideas with family and flower lovers.