Friday, July 13, 2007

July's flower tutorial


I have finally got round to putting up July's tutorial on how to make a rose candle holder with oasis.

The containers I used are small zinc holders - I only sell these at Christmas for people to make their own arrangements but in the meantime they can be got from Caroline Zoob's online store after July 30th (she is closed till then). They are very useful things. As well as being lovely taper holders in their own right you can float flowers round them, fill them with small shells, sweets, beans or make them more elaborate with oasis and a flower arrangement round a bigger candle as here.

A cup and saucer also works well.

I use them all the time for weddings where they also make great place card holders with a bit of looped wire jammed with blutack into the candle hole.

12 comments:

Crystal Jigsaw said...

How very beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talents.

Crystal xx

a pink-bee said...

Thank-you so much for the wonderful tutorial and supply source for the zinc candle holder. Your blog is always fun, and lovely - a treat to visit:)
crystalx

Raindrops said...

Thank you for another tutorial. Have you ever thought of running little workshops. I would love to do one on making xmas wreaths but they are always at Christmas (ok I can sort of understand why) but Christmas is too busy for me on the business to do any course or workshops etc. I think you could do them very well. I do them on occasions for soapmaking and I find them fun to do. Tricia

FunkyMunky said...

Oh how I wish I was creative!! They are so beautiful and I was really tempted to give it a go, but I'm honest enough with myself to know that if I was to try, it would end up looking nothing like it was supposed to!!

Jane said...

Thanks -
Tricia - I have been thinking about workshops - perhaps one abut how t make decorations from the garden - like the honesty hearts with some Christmas wreath kind f things - this would be in October but I shall need to find a venue.

Funky munkey - give it a go - it is very, very easy, even my children can make this type of arrangement. Cut the stems about 4 cm long and carefully thread them into the oasis. Whats the worst that can happen?

J
x

Raindrops said...

Hi Jane
Well it depends really on how many you want on the workshop. But what about just doing it in the house? I have done them in the house (keeps the overhead down which means the course is cheaper as well for people) and I know someone who does a course on decoration your home for xmas (sadly in December so can never go on it and you have to be quick to get a space anyway). Done in the house with a light lunch provided. Works very well. Tricia

Wild Rose said...

This arrangement is beautiful Jane. Thanks for the tutorial.

Marie x

buttercup & roses said...

Found you for the first time today and I love what you do for a living!, I will have to prepare myself with a cup of tea and some serious biscuits when I sit down to read through all your previous posts..Youve been a blogger for ages!!:)

Jennifer.

Alison said...

That's just gorgeous.
Alison x

Heather said...

Your roses are looking lovely and a long way off from the pathetic mouldies in my garden that have been drown!

Heather

Tracy said...

Super tutorial--and such lovely flowers! I like the idea of using a cup & saucer. Happy weekend to you & yours! :o)

Jane said...

Tricia - Unfortunately our home - pre planned extension - just wouldn't take a workshop, no matter how small.

I have my eye on other people's homes though!
J
x