In celebration of our latest spring 2015 collection Nectarine, we collaborated with one of our favourite florists Lu Diamond Flowers. Lucy created beautiful floral garlands made from Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Statice and Ruscus for our very special RUBY Newmarket friends…
With the collection drawing inspiration from the natural world, our RUBY girls are in a garden state of mind!
If you were lucky enough to pick one up from our Newmarket store and want to make another, or if you missed our floral party, don’t worry we've got all the tips and tricks to make your own at home. Be sure to tag us in your photos!
DIY // FLORAL CROWN
First, you need to collect all your key tools and set-up shop.
You will need:
- Soft floral wire
- Floral green tape
- Your favourite greenery and blooms
Bend your wire into a tidy circle and knot tightly so it doesn’t loosen up, using your green floral tape is a great way to strengthen the join.
Start snipping and bunching your flowers into mini bouquets, then tie them together with your green floral tape.
Cut the stems to about 3 inches long, they need to be long enough to attach to wire.
Make up at least 4 x mini bunches then start to attach them to your wire. You can bunch your mini bouquets tightly together or spread them out - be as bold or as subtle as you like.
Greenery is a great way to fill in gaps if you want a full garland start attaching greenery first then add in your floral Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Statice and Ruscus are all perfect ingredients for long lasting wreaths!
If you are Auckland based, the Flower Wholesalers located on Barry's Point Road has everything you need.
And a special note from Lu: Wear your garland out to party and if it survives the night...hang it above your bed for weeks of prettiness!
Thanks Lu! x