As tradition stands, January 5th or the eve of the Epiphany is considered the end of Christmas celebrations, and the day when the Christmas tree and decorations are removed from your house and packed away safely until next year. I always find this a very therapeutic process as it is usually the first proper ‘house clean’ of the year, especially if you have had a … Continue reading Christmas Tree Out – Houseplant In!
The last few days have been a whirlwind of frantically getting myself organised to travel to Holland to film for the Fusion Flowers Fabulous Freesia Competition. As the winner, my prize was to fly to Amsterdam to film a video tutorial showing how I made my winning design (below). To say I was slightly nervous would be a massive understatement! It was an early start … Continue reading Flying, Filming, and Freesia
Our roses are on their way from the Dutch auctions to our pretty little shop at Tynwald Mills and they are already selling fast! So if you are planning on treating your loved one to a beautiful bouquet this Valentine’s Day, whether it is traditional red roses, something pretty and vintage or a simple bunch of tulips, head on over to our website and get … Continue reading Order now for Valentine’s Day!
This tutorial was first featured on our blog way back in 2012 and is still one of my favourites – a fairly simple design and a great way to brighten up any old candles that you have lying around. You will need: a candle some cinnamon sticks decorative wire ribbon hot glue Start by wrapping the decorative wire around the bottom half of the candle, … Continue reading Cinnamon Candle Tutorial
This is a really pretty garland to make and fairly easy as well if you want to get the children involved. It can be hung in a window, on a mantelpiece or even draped on the branches of your Christmas tree. You will need: a selection of dried fruit slices – oranges, apples, etc (see our tutorial on how to dry your own!) bay or … Continue reading Scented Christmas Garland
We use bags and bags of dried fruit in our Christmas arrangements – sliced apples, oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruit, as well as whole dried oranges and limes. I have to admit that I do buy them from our wholesaler as I simply don’t have enough time to dry the quantity we use myself, but it is really easy to do and your house will smell … Continue reading Dried Fruit Tutorial
Here is a simple and effective way to wrap your Christmas presents – making them look so stylish you would hardly want to open them! What you need: Brown or plain paper Twine or ribbon Small fir cones or seed pods Small piece of Christmas tree greenery or evergreen foliage Decorated luggage label Strong glue or glue gun. Any other bits of pretty embellishments! Wrap your … Continue reading Rustic Gift Wrap Tutorial