It’s easy to make this table centrepiece and a local florist or flower market will help if you can’t source all the ingredients in your garden. Plus, when you pick up your Christmas tree, you can also ask for offcuts of spruce – they’ll often be free. Long lengths of ivy are one of my seasonal favourites for decorating with.
To make the centre piece, I planted hellebores and kalanchoe in a bronze trough, added a moss mulch, then pushed cut pieces of asparagus fern and butcher’s broom into the compost in the container. The display lasts for two/three weeks if kept moist.
Attach ribbon round folded napkins, securing with tape at the back. Place the sprayed ivy as shown.
Spray gold paint onto sprigs of ivy with berries (do it somewhere well ventilated). Leave to dry overnight.