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HOW TO CREATE A SIMPLE POSY

Design Tutorial by Ann Barr of the Wellington and Whitby Floral Art Clubs

NB: Whilst Ann has chosen to use carnations, other suitable flowers include: roses, daisies, ranunculus, camellias, chrysanthemums, etc. Suitable leaves include: ivy, beech, Camellia, Heuchera, or other similar shaped leaves. …….

[Click the photo for a closeup view of the design]

 
 

REQUIREMENTS:

Plant Material:

    Example of a posey.
  • 13-20 round form flowers (number depends on size of flower)
  • 25-30 leaves (number also depends on size)
  • Small amount of conifer

Other Requirements:

  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Paint of your choice - Ann has gilded her leaves (optional)
  • Medium guage wire
  • Pins or staples
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Beads (optional)
 
 

METHOD:

  • Cut two circles of cardboard using a lunch plate for size. Cut hole in centre of each, about 4cm across

  • Glue pieces together and paint to match the colour of chosen leaves
  • Pin or staple leaves to both sides of the disc, slightly overlapping each leaf, and keeping points equal distance all the way.
  • If desired, leaves may be painted or left natural, at this point
  • Using two long pieces of medium wire, wire through card to fashion a handle
  • Arrange flowers and conifer through the hole in the centre of the cardboard
  • Attach decorative ribbon and beads as desired
  • Place stems in water.
 
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