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!
You will need:
Glass square vase
Steel Florist Pins
Poppy seed Heads (fresh)
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.
… until you have covered all the sides
Place horizontal Lily grass in a weaving formation under and over the vertical placements
Pin each vertical stem in position under the wet foam
And bend the top of each vertical stem over the horizontal stem against the wet foam
Simply place the finished “basket” into the vase
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
Add the Sunflowers again, in a grouped position balancing theAchillea, for your finished design.
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!