This design combines the complimentary colours of blue and yellow tones which are opposites in the colour wheel, giving a bright and cheerful contemporary design. It requires some level of patience when weaving the leaves! 

It would suit both a home or office environment; the sunflowers helping to create a feeling of well being and positivity. Sunflowers are such a happy flower and a variety we all welcome at the start of the summer!

Step 1

You will need:

Glass square vase

Wet foam

Steel Florist Pins

Scissors

Hosta Leaves

Lily Grass

Poppy seed Heads (fresh) 

Achillea

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Step 2

Cut the foam to fit the vase, leaving approximately 0.5 cm space between the foam and vase. Pin the Lily grass in vertical strips around the wet foam. 

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… until you have covered all the sides

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Step 3

Place horizontal Lily grass in a weaving formation under and over the vertical placements

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Pin each vertical stem in position under the wet foam

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And bend the top of each vertical stem over the horizontal stem against the wet foam

Step 4

Simply place the finished “basket” into the vase

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Step 5

First place the Delphiniums in a grouped staggered line. Followed by the Hosta leaves, grouped to one side of the design. Then add the Poppy seed heads. Followed by the achillea and Lily Grass

Step 6

Add the Sunflowers again, in a grouped position balancing theAchillea, for your finished design.

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This modern and vibrant design uses minimal blooms and is long lasting. It helps to promote feelings of happiness and positivity, so why not have a go at making this yourself to give to someone deserving, or to treat yourself. We all need to treat ourselves now again…..you deserve it! 

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2 Comments

  1. Will have a go but have a broken arm at the moment. Could struggle on the weaving. But love the design. X

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