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How to Make Flower Lollipops

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)

 

simple flower arranging, How to Make Flower Lollipops

 

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 flower 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

 

How to Make Flower Lollipops

 

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.

 

How to Make Flower Lollipops

Next I added elastics (I would have used translucent nylon if I had any) to the bottoms to keep the stems together. I was so excited to learn How to Make Flower Lollipops

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.

How to Make Flower Lollipops

 

How to make Flower lollipops – the results

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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11 Comments

  1. May 19, 2015 / 7:27 pm

    They’re beautiful Becky – I’d love to see some more ideas x x

  2. May 19, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    Ooooh, they are so pretty!

  3. May 19, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    Oh Becky yes, def keep it up. I did some at a Britmums course, just a few simple ideas can really transform the way you see flowers.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. May 19, 2015 / 7:10 am

    Oh Becky how beautiful!

  7. Mammasaurus
    May 18, 2015 / 10:56 pm

    Oh how pretty! I’ve not come across that style before – so effective !

  8. Michelle Twin Mum
    May 18, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Cute, I think they had absolutley loads of stems in each lollipop to make the top so big and bushy. Mich x

  9. May 18, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    So gorgeous, and I imagine MUCH harder than it looks. I can never make mine look right in a vase!

  10. May 18, 2015 / 1:53 pm

    Those are lovely! Keep it up. x

  11. May 18, 2015 / 11:32 am

    They ARE beautiful!

    I think flower arranging is a real skill. Well done you x

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