My great aunty Doreen, my Grandad’s sister who lives in America with all of her wonderful family sent Monday over to England in a card for flowers or chocolates while he was still in the hospital. Sadly the card and money arrived too late. I suggested that the money his sister had sent with the wish of flowers be spent on an arrangement for the funeral ceremony, everyone agreed.
Today I purchased a large bunch of flowers and two small bunches of roses from Sainsburys. I’ve never properly had any experience of flower arranging however i decided that I’d have a try.
Here is how I went about arranging the special flowers for Grandad from his beautiful sister my lovely Aunty.
I took the plastic base from an old flower arrangement along with the plastic wrapping. I tided a ribbon around the plastic base to make a nice circular opening for the flowers to be inserted.
I began arranging the flowers into the plastic base. When I was happy with this I added the plant feed and a little water.
Then I took the first piece of plastic wrapping and brought it up and secured it with sellotape. I repeated this with another sheet of plastic wrapping. Finally adding more water.
Half way up the arrangement I added cream paper and plastic wrapping.
The arrangement was finished with a decorative piece of extremely thin material and a gold ribbon.
I also kept aside some red roses for the immediate family to lay on top of Grandad’s coffin.