Thursday, 23 December 2010

A last minute decoration [with a sort of tutorial]!!

You may think it's a bit late for making a christmas decoration.....but Christmas Eve is perfect for this 'green' one.....though maybe not for photographing it!!!!!!
You need a smallish basket.......preferably with a plastic lining.....you could add your own......my basket was saved from a plant filled Mothers Day gift a few years ago
Add a piece of well soaked oasis to fit.......don't let anyone tell you it can only be used once....this piece has been used for the last 4 christmases.....and the holes don't stop it working perfectly. You could add a large hole in the centre for a candle as well.
Collect a variety of foliage from your garden.....or someone else's if you don't have one.......I always include some rosemary for the fragrance.
Poke the foliage into the oasis.......it doesn't have to be done artistically.......so long as the oasis is well covered....it will look great.....in fact,children love doing this. 
Some red berries make a great addition....and I added a few flower heads from some I had in a vase.
If kept well watered it should easily last a week......one looks great as table centrepiece.....or 2 or 3 look good dotted around a room.
It costs almost nothing....and a shop would probably charge about £8 for one!!!!

15 comments:

Amy said...

A really great idea Jacky and I know my kids would love to make one of these!

Karen said...

It's lovely, Jacky. I'd love to take a class in floral arranging; looks like you could teach it!

Ila said...

This is just Beautiful!!..What a lovely floral centerpiece!..Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!...Hugs, Ila

Kathyk said...

SMASHING idea and I LOVE the techno speak (poke it in to the oasis) we can ALL understand!!! - looks great and probably smells it too.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, your family and all your readers

Kathyk

Sian said...

Wow, that's lovely Jacky - it looks like you have MANY talents!

A very, merry Christmas to you all from our house to yours x

Kristel said...

Woww looks really great Jacky!!
Hugs Kristel

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful idea and a perfect centerpiece for the table. Thanks for the suggestion.

humel said...

It looks lovely, Jacky :-) It is too late for me to make one now lol - we don't have any suitable baskets, or any oasis - but I shall try to remember for next year!

Merry Christmas xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how beautiful!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
hugs
kim x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Fantastic idea!
Rinda

Tracy said...

This is so pretty, and a great idea. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful christmas and a happy new year.
Tracy x

clare said...

such a lovely festive arrangement. have a good xmas. x

Rachel B said...

Wow, this looks fantastic Jacky, Hope you have a fab Christmas :)

Denise said...

It's beautiful Jacky -Happy Christmas to you and your family xx

Kristin said...

Beautiful arrangement Jacky!