HOW TO MAKE A SEASONAL AUTUMN FLOWER URN

October 28, 2013

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STEP ONE: CHOOSE YOUR FLOWERS.

I have gone for full-on-sexy dahlias.

STEP TWO: Get some foliage and fillers – the structure and fluff that gives these things their shape. Such a shame I have no photo for this which is a shame as Amber really looked the part with her pretty basket full of old-mans beard, berries and other autumnal hedgey goodness).

STEP THREE: Fill the urn with water, and a scrunched up bit of chicken wire. Roughly make the shape of the arrangement with the foliage and flowers. (I got carried away and couldn’t help but add some flowers.)

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STEP FOUR: Worry about how the bloody hell you are ever going to move it as it now weighs a ton and is a bit precarious. Clear off place to put it, out of the weather (if you are a tidy person you probably won’t have to do that bit). Swig tea. Look at the dahlias and try and decide which particular flower is your favourite.

STEP FIVE: Get Andy to carry it to the van, ready to be finished of when you get where ever its going.

STEP SIX: Drive very carefully- be especially careful of roundabouts and traffic lights – speed bumps are also a total pain.

STEP SEVEN: Set Up & Titivate! Fill in and accentuate the shape. We took our to Belles Bridal Bazaar – a lovely wedding fair in the centre of Brighton.

TAHDAH!

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STEP EIGHT: Repeat Step 6 for the journey home. Step 5 will be even more worrying now as you have made your urn heavier and more precarious.

STEP NINE: Unload and put in the garden as you will want to drink them in as much as possible while they are looking gorgeous. Here they are a few days later looking a bit battered and traumatised by its experiences, but still pretty sexy.

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If all that sounds like a bit of a faff send out the bat signal and get us to do it for you…. Oh go on…

 

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