Long gone are the days when you simply pulled out the same tired Christmas decorations and hung them year after year it seems.
To join the hip and trendy these are what to expect gracing your glossy magazines in the next few months!
1. Metals! Rusted, muted tones - not shiny gold or silver, but more pewter, copper, tin and iron. From baubles to candlesticks....
2. Taper candles. Elegant and understated these are perfect in an elegant table arrangement.
3. Natural wreaths. With the increased awareness of sustainability, wreaths no longer glitter and sparkle, but have a woodland feel using branches, dried materials and no flowers at all.
4. Dried flowers and materials. Yes, there is a revival in dried flowers. Perfect for Christmas as they will see you right through the festive season. From seed heads to dried Hydrangeas. Pop in some copper branches for the hint of something magical!
Of course, these are for those that not only follow trends, but stick to them like glue! I say, be your own person and buck the trends - there is nothing wrong with shiny red baubles (or paper chains come to that.....)
At The Cambridge Flower School we cater for everyone's taste!
Today at the school we have had great fun spraying whiskly bottles, old jam jars and even a brandy glass into something rather special (make sure you have drunk the content first!).
If you want to try this out you will need water based spray for flowers and decorations. We used a copper colour, but there are lots of different colours available.
1. Clean your glass container removing any sticky labels or marks.
2. Dry well.
3. Shake the colour spray for about 3 minutes.
4. At a distance of 25 -30cm spray the glass container.
5. Leave for 2 mins and then spray again.
6. Leave to completely dry for another 45 minutes.
You can now fill up your new coloured glass with flowers, foliage or whatever you like! They look wonderful massed together with a few flowers in each.