Friday, 3 February 2012


Today we are going to give you a pictorial step by step guide on how to create an inexpensive Valentines floral display. We are not brand snobs here at UV and if you can achieve something from paying very little then it gets a big thumbs up from us!

So... take 1 bunch of roses for £4.00 from your local supermarket and let's go...
To fit in with the colours from our trend board we have opted for a beautiful deep pink rather that the traditional red rose... but that would work just as well!
This is what you will need:
- 1 bowl of water
- 1 block of florists oasis
- 4 small old terracotta pots
- pages from an old book...preferably love poems or a romantic novel!
- brown string
- tin foil
- scissors
Next chop off a 6cm slice from the oasis and cut into 4 quarters.
Soak the cubes of oasis in the water until they are completely saturated.
Then cut a square of tin foil and cover the ends of the oasis finishing about half way up.

You should end up with 4 of these.

Squeeze the little parcels you have made into the pots.
Trim and cut the roses leaving about 5.5cm of stalk.

Remember when you cut any flower cut at an angle, this will allow the flower to drink the water and stay fresher longer!
Add 3 roses to each pot.
Here you will see that we have added some Ivy leaves from the garden but you could use any suitable foliage.
Now tear the pages in strips leaving roughly torn edges on either side, place around the pot (you may have to put in some creases to make it fit flush) and finish off with brown string tied in a bow.
You could also use natural garden raffia or ribbon instead of string!

We hope you have enjoyed this post and please let us know how you get on!

Coming soon... how to create a beautiful table setting for your Valentine meal.

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