How to Make Flower Lollipops

Last week I was over at my thrifty blog Thrifty Home discussing some new garden purchases, one of which was a book called Simple Flower Arranging (Dk)

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It has the most gorgeous arrangements in and flower arranging is something I have always been keen to do. I have always loved flowers.

Later in the week I wrote about how I was going to embrace this new hobby over on my parenting blog  (mainly it involves searching out ideas on Pinterest and lots of experimenting)

My first arrangement was inspired from the book above and it involved making alstroemeria lollipops.

I have to be honest I have never found alstroemeria very pretty or pronounceable but that arrangement looked simple which I think is key to a first attempt!!

How to make flower lollipops

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Basically I started with 2 bunches of alstromeria, stripped all the leaves up to just under the flowers and cut them to even length, one bunch slighter shorter than the other.

Then you simply turn the bunch as you add in each flower so they make a circle and then bind with twine, garden string or seagrass cord just under the flowers.

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Next I added elastics (I would have used translucent nylon if I had any) to the bottoms to keep the stems together.

Keeping the stems long makes them look very lollipoppy ( I so know that isn’t a word!) and putting them at angles to each other in the vase really adds to the look.

flower lollipops

So what do you think?

Okay they aren’t exactly like in the book but I am totally delighted with my first flower arranging results, I’ll be trying out something else very soon!

 How to make flower lollipops, flower arrranging for beginners

 

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  1. May 19, 2015 / 11:58 am

    Becky they look fab, I would love to get creative with flower arranging as I always have flowers in the house.
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  2. May 19, 2015 / 11:09 am

    These are gorgeous! I am rubbish at flower arranging and even when I think I have ‘tried’, still just looks like I have plonked them in a vase.
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