Decorating for Christmas with NAFAS Chair Katherine Kear & Area Demonstrator Di Smith

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Virtual Christmas with NAFAS Chair Katherine Kear and Area Demonstrator Di Smith

Christmas is a-coming and this year calls for a multitude of joyous decorations. 

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting two virtual flower demonstrations for you to join from the comfort of home. Create a table decoration and alternative door wreath with NAFAS Chair Katherine Kear and join NAFAS North Midlands Area Demonstrator Di Smith as she makes a magical winter wonderland. 





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If you would like to make these arrangements? Here is a list of suggested materials: 

For Katherine Kear's three festive displays:

Bauble tray

  • Shallow box lid, covered, shallow tin lid, shallow trough like box or similar .
  • Glue gun or strong glue
  • Tree baubles, some with the tops cut off
  • Either artificial or fresh foliage and flowers.
  • Glittered twigs, cones 

Bottle and moss design

  • Flat tray, pin holders and moss
  • Glittered twigs, flowers - pay attention to  the thickness of stems and bottle aperture
  • Selection of bottles, please note they do not have to have had alcoholic contents. I have used miniatures. You can buy small  assorted bottles.

A Christmassy Leaf Tree 

  • Slice of wood with a bit of depth
  • Stub wire, height depends on your choice of tree height, good thick gauge.
  • Dried leaves
  • Glitter spray, stars mini cones and  glue. 
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Di Smith's Winter wonderland planter :

  • Evergreen foliage - anything you have in your garden, for example:- 
  • Hedera (ivy) – long trailing pieces, sprigs c/w berries and largish leaves 
  • Taxus baccata (common yew)  
  • Cedar – any species 
  • Pine – any species 
  • Cypress  - any species 

TIP: For a more wintery feel,  flash over the foliage with silver or white spray paint 

  •  2 x single block trays 
  • 2 x blocks of wet foam (soaked)
  • Pot tape – to secure foam into trays 
  • 1 x planter – Di will be using a rustic wooden one flashed over with white spray paint. Size approx. 70cm (2’ 4 “) 
  • Pinecones – wired ready to include among the foliage 

You may like to add a few white, battery fairy lights among the foliage 

Virtual Festive Demonstrations wth ECT Travel and NAFAS

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