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DIY Flower Arranging with The Flower Mill

As lock down continues, we are all looking for more things to fill our time! Kirsty has been busy creating flower arrangements from seasonal flowers and foliage in her garden. You can make flower arrangements from jam jars, jugs or even old fish bowls! Kirsty has created an easy step by step to make your own simple flower arrangements, to enjoy decorating your home. Even better, only using materials found in your garden or home.

 

Lilac Floral Bowl

This design smells and looks amazing, and is so simple to make! Lilac is a really common garden flower to bloom late April-May, so a perfect time to create your arrangement!

  1. Choose a glass fish bowl or large wide neck vase, clean well and half fill with fresh water. You will need Sellotape (or floral pot tape if you have it.)
  2. Cut yourself 10-15 stems of lilac flowers from your garden. Remove any lower foliage to ensure the stems in the water are clean.
  3. Use your Sellotape or pot tape to create a grid shape across the opening of your vase, or container. This will create a structure to support your stems and hold them in place.
  4. Re-trim each stem on an angle and go round in a circle, stem by stem until the vase is full and over flowing.
  5. Now, display your spring flowers for everyone to see!

 

Bluebell and Blossom Jug

Most of us will have a favourite jug in the kitchen, these often make beautiful containers for bouquets of just a simple few stems to decorate your kitchen table. This step by step method creates beautiful arrangements every time.

  1. Cut yourself 12-15 stems of various flowers and foliage from your garden. I have chosen blossom, bluebell and eucalyptus. Remove all lover foliage from the stems to ensure clean stems below the water line
  2. Clean your jug, and half fill with fresh water.
  3. Start with 2/3 stems in the centre. Using a spiralling technique, keep adding in stem by stem moving in the same direction, and evenly spacing out varied flowers.
  4. Once all flowers and foliage are in place use sting or twine to tie off at the spiralling point.
  5. Trim all stems so they sit level. Place in your jug to enjoy in your home.

 

 

Simple Jam Jar Arrangement

These arrangements are super simple, and are perfect to make with your children. Any blooms can be used, they look great any time of the year.

  1. Clean out any Jam jar or even tins you have ready to recycle. Use ribbons, stickers, paints or anything lying around your house to decorate.
  2. Choose yourself 6-7 short stems, such as Daffodil, Bluebell, Ornamental grasses or Hebe. These are the best for this.
  3. Trim all the stems to a similar length and cut on an angle. Arrange into the container until you are happy with your design.
  4. Enjoy on your home work desk or on a bedside table.