December 18, 2012

Simon Lycett floristry demo at the Spirit of Christmas Fair : Part 1

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I recently visited the Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia in London and attended a floristry demo by Simon Lycett.

First off, I’ll be showing you a Christmas door wreath which Simon created. And in Part 2 later today, you’ll see how he made a table arrangement.

He’d chosen a patriotic theme of red, white and blue for his two designs…to tie in with the Royal Jubilee and London Olympics this year.

Below are step-by-step photos of how he created the wreath.

First of all, he bound moss on to a frame with reel wire.  Then he wired on pieces of pine.

To decorate the wreath, he attached red Ilex berries which he’d wired in bunches.

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Then to add contrasting textures, he added groups of matt and shiny red, white and blue baubles…in varying sizes.

Long white pine cones were then added.  Simon said you could either use pump whitener, emulsion paint or spray paint to make them white.  And when they’re still wet, you could add glitter.

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To finish off the design and give wonderful impact, he added white, sparkly silk Poinsettias, together with artificial roses and a ribbon bow…which you can all see in the first image.

Simon’s wreath would certainly be perfect for Bradley Wiggins, who’s just won Sports Personality of the Year, here in the UK!

Do come back later to Flowerona see Simon’s Christmas table arrangement…

(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)

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2 Comments

  • David Surgenor says:

    Loved looking through your work , do a bit of wedding work myself (nothing on the scvale of your own) but love flowers and working with them especially enjoy being a part of a couples special day. Must have been amazing to have done the flowers for four weddings and a funeral.
    Besy wishes. Maybe sometime if you are ever in Northern ireland we could catch up!
    Can you give me titles of books.

    thank you ofr sharing your work.

    David

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