‘Tis the season to get creative and Marks and Spencer have launched their new Christmas flowers and foliage range which is in stores now. Packaged delightfully in festive ribbon handled bags, blooms are bunched together with added metallic leaves and sparkly pine cones a plenty. Potted plants with a dusting of glitter on the leaves make for beautiful table decorations AND you can still buy last minute gifts online to be delivered to friends and family- the deadline is 12pm on 23rd Dec (shop HERE).
I bought a couple of bunches and thoughts I’d create something a little different to display in my house using an old lamp shade frame.
Firstly, I decided to de-construct my bunches carefully. The gold sprayed foliage is just as pretty out of the bouquet as it is in, so I thought I’d use this attached to the frame itself as well as the glittered pine cones on sticks. Using very fine crafts wire which I already had, I began securing the stalks to the frame. Once I’d done this, I used the flowers to ‘weave’ in and out at the top end of the frame very delicately so as not to break the stems! It was so easy and yet so effective. I think if I had EVEN more flowers I could probably fill the WHOLE thing, but I’m very happy with how it’s come out and I’ve suspended it from a curtain rail on my landing.
I love nothing more than beautiful fresh festive displays at Christmas time. I never tire of seeing Poinsettias and candles lit everywhere! I also bought a lovely potted display with a large pillar candle in the middle which I’ve placed on our coffee table for now although I think it would work beautifully on our Christmas dinner table!
Head over to Marks and Spencer online or in store to add a little extra foliage to your home this Christmas. Not only is there a vast range available to chose from but they smell gorgeous!
by Laura xx