Cheerful red and gold display, designed exclusively for you by Jane Scott, floral design artist for John Lewis
You will need:
● craft knife
● stencil card or film
● 6 terracotta pots of different sizes
● gold spray paint
● 2 blocks of Oasis (presoaked)
● 5 taper candles
● 18 clove carnations
● 12 red roses
● 18 red freesia
● 5 hypericum berries
● 2 gold-sprayed berried ivy
● 3 gold-sprayed salal
● 1 large terracotta saucer
Tip: Use flowers that are fully open - they will be cheaper and you may not need as many.
Cut the word ‘joy' from your stencil card or film. Hold against rim of largest pot, secure with tape and spray with gold paint.
Spray three of remaining pots gold. Line each pot with Cellophane and cut Oasis to fit inside each pot.
Push four candles into largest pot and one candle into smallest pot. Trim stems of all flowers and push in to fill pots to create a dome.
Cut stems on berries and leaves, fill remaining pots and arrange on saucer.
Flowers: Jane Scott. Photos: Paul Tansley