When I meet people in the wedding world that understand our little ethos of keeping things simple and easy then I know I have made Little Lending friends for life. The girls at Swaffham and Fakenham Florist always just get me and what I am looking to achieve. So when I wanted to try a little DIY floral table centre out it was, well, simple.
I know lots of you Little Lenders are into DIY in a big way for days so I wanted to share this little terracotta pot with twine table number with y’all. For the twine number I wrapped arround an existing cake topper I had at home but would be really simple to print off a large number as a template, glue onto thick card and stick onto a lolly pop or kebab stick for a quids in alternative. I knotted lengths of string off neatly at the back of the number, try to keep your string lengths short to make the looping quicker.
For the DIY FLOWER POT you will need :
Scissors, knife, soaked oasis (soak until the oasis natually drops) and a medium terracotta pot and cellophane if there is a hole or any cracks in the pot.
Flowers : Astilby, Sweet Avalanche Rose, Bridal Piano spray rose, White Veronica, Phlox.
Foliage : Thapsi green bell, Poplus, Asparagus Fern, Baby blue Eucalyptus.
Line the pot with cellophane (if required) Slice oasis down to size and place inside the pot leaving a 3cm lip above the top of the pot. Place your table number in the centre of the oasis.
Begin cutting down the foliage stems and working from the bottom place them into the oasis to create a base or edge. Mirror the placement of the stems around the oasis working diagonally too. Bring through height with the greenery moving up towards the table number evenly.
Next add in the filler flowers of Veronica and Asilby with the same concept as the greenery.
Focal flowers of the phlox, spray roses and sweet avalanche rose are then added. With using single heads at this stage try to keep the colours and weight balanced throughout.
Finally fill in with smaller buds, phlox heads and any small stems of foliage to ensure the oasis is all covered. Ta-da!
To give you a little guide to what this would cost, depending on seasonal availability and location, around £28.00 to buy the individual stems. Approx make up time for this centre piece is 15-20 minutes. Huge thanks to the Swaffham and Fakenham florists for this fab DIY.
Have fun DIY-er’s!
The Little Lending Co. x