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17 December 2012

By Joanna Walton

For a different mantlepiece/garland arrangement you can use the the husk from a Palm tree. I always keep the ones that are cut from our trees for different arrangements.

Here I have taken the boat-shaped husk and placed a square piece of bin liner and then some wet oasis foam in the middle and secured it in place.

The foliages I cut are Pine and Mata. Start the basis of the arrangement, going with the line of the base with the foliage coming up and out on the left and down and flowing on the right. Also you can add twigs with lovely Lychen moss on and some willow twigs I have sprayed silver along with some pine cones. These can also be done with gold spray, whichever matches the surrounding decorations.

Wire the cones and then wire them onto some of the foliage or push the wire into the oasis. Likewise with the silver baubles.

At the baubles in clusters interspersed in amongst the foliage and cones.

Finally I have added a few of the red felt deocorations that are around the mirror on the mantlepiece and piled up silver baubles around the ends.

Enjoy your Fabulous Festive Flowers for this week!