TRY A FLORAL BACKDROP
FLORAL DESIGNS ADD ELEGANCE
WITH a bit of twine and some creative thinking, the possibilities for decorating your home with fresh flowers goes beyond just arranging them in a vase.
Cheryl Johnson of Rosehip Flowers enjoys showing people the many ways they can use floral backdrops to add a professional edge to their parties and events.
“Something simple can really add a focal point and make a bit of a statement,” she says.
Johnson will run a workshop on floral backdrops this Saturday and Sunday at Confetti Fair Sydney – a DIY extravaganza showing people how to become a savvy hostess – at the Sydney Showground.
“They use the same flowers but everyone ends up with something unique,” Johnson says.
“Often people have an idea and when they are executing it, it’s not working out as they hope and often it will evolve into something that’s even better.”
A flower garland – a long chain of foliage or flowers threaded on to a fishing line or string – can be featured anywhere from a tree, to a door to a photo frame.
“I use a lot of foliage as it’s hardier. Things like magnolia and ivy,” Johnson says. “Carnations and orchids will last well out of water.”
She says water sources can also be incorporated if needed for delicate flowers or hot days.
“There are little plastic tubes that the stem can be inserted in and filled with water,” she says.
Johnson advises people new to floral arrangements to start small.
“I think people underestimate the work involved and the time needed,” she says.
Rosehip Flowers style floral backdrops in many creative ways.