Surrounded by a pastel dream of preserved florals, friends gathered to create a floral work of art.
A warm afternoon, bathed in Sunday sun, relaxed as ever.
The initial buzz of new surroundings, new people at the low lying tables and a new skill to pick up, slowly settled for the most chill class you’ll find.
We grazed on the platters of decadent goods in bohemian bliss on the comfy cosy setup by Barefoot & Boho, in the well lit haven of Kaimu Boutique.
Here are a few tips from Barefoot & Boho's floral stylist Teesh to create your own dreamy dried arrangement...
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- A selection of dried florals, select pieces of different shapes, textures and colours.
- Pot/Vase or any vessel suitable
- Chicken Wire (this is a more eco friendly choice over using floral foam)
- Scissors or garden clippers
- Pencil & Paper
HOW TO CREATE
When approaching your first or millionth floral arrangement, it can be helpful to visualise what you want your piece to look like. Scribbling on pages, rough shapes and lines blended together to give you a gentle guide.
- Pick your florals, being ever so careful with the delicately dried stems.
Florals can be foraged yourself or purchased from your local florist or flower farm/shed.
- Choose any base - a pot, an empty candle jar, a shell..
- Fill with a carefully crunched bundle of chicken wire to use as the supportive base - an option better for Mother Earth than floral foam.
- Using your drawing as a guide, or completely disregarding it - begin to place the stems where they visually & intuitively feel best.
- Create height with branches or pampas, spill your arrangement over the edges with Amaranthus or linen ribbons.
- Fill until you feel it is just right.
- Place it where the morning or afternoon sun makes it glow.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR ARRANGMENT
To clean your arrangement gently dust or use a hair dryer on a low cool setting to gently blow of any dust. We recommend keeping out of direct sunlight to preserve the colours.
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We would love to see the pieces you create...
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