Garden party decorations


 

Looking for tips for atmospheric decorations, romantic table adornments for the summer or deco ideas for a birthday or garden party with a holiday ambiance? Click on our headlines and enjoy our DIY projects!

Flowery place cards: special attention for guests



With this loving decoration you show your guests how much you enjoy their coming and at the same time clarify the seating arrangement.

Material:
scissors; knife; matching flowers, twigs and leaves (e.g. lavender, blackberry twigs, Heuchera leaves); green wire; colorless glass; sand; tea light; ribbon (e.g. silk or satin ribbon etc.); place cards.

Method:
  1. Take a few flowers, twigs and leaves and bind them with wire to a bouquet.

  2. Fill the glass with a little sand and place the tea light inside.

  3. Attach the bouquet to the glass with a piece of ribbon.

  4. Insert the place card under the ribbon.

Tip:
Since the flowers also look beautiful when dried, they can be taken home by the guests at the end of the event.

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Flowery eye-catchers: place cards with WOW effect





If you like it slightly rustic, but still unusual, this napkin decoration is perfect for you.

Material:
scissors; knife; matching flowers, twigs and leaves (e.g. lavender, roses, summer asters, blackberry twigs; Heuchera leaves; Eustoma etc.); slightly thicker twigs; ribbon (e.g. silk or satin ribbon etc.); place cards; napkins.

Method:
  1. Take a few flowers and tie them with ribbon to a piece of the thicker branch.

  2. Attach the place cards to the flowers with ribbon.

  3. Place the decoration on the folded napkin and you will have an enchanting eye-catcher.

Tip:
This decoration can be taken along by your guests. So they remember your invitation for a long time.

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Exotic seduction: "fruit vases" as table decoration







A barbecue evening for those who long to travel? Or an exotic garden party planned? Then we have two cool "fruit vases" that will inspire your guests.

Material:
knife; pineapple and/or melon; drinking glass; matching flowers, twigs and grasses (e.g. roses, hydrangeas, Heuchera leaves, summer asters, grasses, columbines, blackberry twigs, Eustoma etc.).

Method: 
  1. Cut off the lid of the fruit (for pineapple, cut it at the top of the crown; for melon, lengthwise).

  2. Hollow out the fruit.

  3. Place a drinking glass filled with water in the cavity and fill it with flowers.

Tip:
To avoid water stains on furniture, it's best to place the fruit on a base (e. g. a wooden board, flat stone or slate). The flesh can be used to make a wonderful fruit salad!

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Hurray summer: cheerful cornets





Who doesn't know them: the delicious ice cornets during summer. Surprise your guests by filling the cornets with colorful flowers for once.

Material:
knife; scissors; cornets; transparent multi-purpose bags; oasis floral foam; wooden container or bowl; sand; flowers (e.g. hydrangeas, Eustoma, sweet William, summer asters, chrysanthemums, statics, etc.).

Method:
  1. Place the foam in the water.

  2. Fill the multi-purpose bag into the cornet so that the opening of the bag points upwards.

  3. Cut the foam so that it is the size of the cornet opening.

  4. Insert the wet oasis carefully into the opening of the multi-purpose bag so that the cornet cannot get wet and excess water drips into the bag.

  5. Cut the flowers to the right size and decorate the foam so tight that it is no longer visible.

  6. Put sand in the wooden container (or bowl) and put the cornets into the sand.

Tip:
This decoration has the advantage of being easy to transport and can be used anywhere.

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Teach your flowery cornets how to fly





As an addition or alternative to the cornets in the sand (see previous decorative tip) you can also hang the flowery cornets.

Material:
knife; scissors; cornets; transparent multi-purpose bags; oasis floral foam; wire; string or nylon thread; flowers (e.g. hydrangeas, Eustoma, sweet William, summer asters, chrysanthemums, statics, etc.).

Method:
  1. Place the foam in the water.

  2. Fill the multi-purpose bag into the cornet so that the opening of the bag points upwards.

  3. Cut the foam so that it is the size of the cornet opening.

  4. Insert the wet oasis carefully into the opening of the multi-purpose bag so that the cornet cannot get wet and excess water drips into the bag.

  5. Cut pieces of wire about 10-12 cm long and bend them into a horseshoe. Tie as much string or nylon thread as you need later to hang the cornets.

  6. Insert both ends of the wire into the foam so that only the string or nylon wire is visible from the outside.

  7. Cut the flowers to the right size and decorate the foam so tight that it is no longer visible.

  8. Now, the flower cones can be suspended.

Tip:
Instead of using string or nylon thread, you can also hang the cones on colored silk ribbons. That looks particularly cheerful.

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Summer magic: table decoration with a natural touch




Whether for indoors or outdoors: A decoration for a table or buffet that is reminiscent of a natural detail is always well received.

Material:
knife; scissors; string; test tubes; some branches; matching flowers (e.g. hydrangeas, Eustoma, lady's mantle, summer asters, chrysanthemums, lavender, grasses, columbines, blackberry twigs, Heuchera leaves etc.).

Method:
  1. Tie the branches firmly with string.

  2. Place the test tubes in the cavities created by tying the branches and fill them with water.

  3. Fill the test tubes with flowers and grasses.

Tips:
Branches with moss are particularly attractive. The best place to make the decoration is where you want it to be. Experience has shown that it is not easy to transport because the test tubes often fall out during transport.

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Poetic: pot or shards in terracotta decorated naturally






Sometimes the most beautiful eye-catchers are those that are very easy to make. Here are two variants.

Material:
hammer; clay pot; earth; succulents; twigs; snail shells.

Method:
  1. With the first variant, you knock off a piece of the clay pot wall with the hammer in the upper half and place it in the rest of the pot.

  2. In the second variation, use a hammer to break the clay pot in two.

  3. Now fill in soil: for variant 1, place it in the two "clay pot compartments"; for variant 2, place it on the two clay fragments.

  4. Plant the succulents on the soil and decorate them with twigs and snail shells.

Tip:
This decoration is intended for outdoors. However, it is an advantage if you set it up somewhat sheltered (this applies especially to variant two, because the earth is washed away when it rains).

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For tables and corners: a touch of summer meadow – served on a tray



When you think of a summer meadow, how do you imagine it? Most certainly colourful, gay and full of flowers! So let's do it: for tables, corners, your summerhouse or a stylish sideboard decoration.

Material:
A nice-looking tray; vases, bottles or other glass jars (should all look similar); meadow/garden flowers.

Method:
  1. Fill up your tray with the vases, bottles and other glass jars.

  2. Add water and flowers: daisies, marsh marigolds, chervil or carnations from the fields nearby, or roses, pinks, hydrangeas, columbine and lady's mantle from the garden.

  3. Position your tray and enjoy!

Tips:
If you prefer something a little less colourful, opt for tone-in-tone shades instead. Use whatever you like! The advantage of this decoration is that it can be moved around easily and you can add fresh flowers whenever you please.

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For your table: seaside holiday dreams



In the mood for the total holiday feeling? In that case, a seaside table decoration will be perfect. A pleasant reminder of your last holiday by the sea, perhaps, or part of the fun of looking forward to your next break.

Material:
Glass vase; sand; beach items such as shells, sea snails, small pebbles, driftwood, etc.; test tube; flowers or a few grasses.

Method:
  1. Add some sand to the glass vase and arrange your beach items inside the vase.

  2. Fill the test tube with water and wedge it in-between the beach items.

  3. Add pebbles until the vase is half or even two-thirds full and the test tube is more or less hidden.

  4. Place a single flower or several grasses in the test tube and enjoy the holiday feeling!

Tips:
When adding your beach items, start with the largest objects and place the most attractive items against the glass of the vase. Turn the vase so that the best part of the display is visible. This decoration looks particularly good if you place several vases next to each other and arrange sand, shells and driftwood around them to add even more seaside ambiance. The glass vases sold by Fleurop are perfect for this project. Available from any Fleurop flower store or ordered from www.fleurop.ch with a bouquet of flowers.

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Attractive: flowering shell or sea snail



If you brought back a large shell or sea snail with you from your last holiday, you might like to plant it up.

Material:
Large shell or sea snail; expanded clay (hydroculture beads); soil; plant (e.g. campanula, echeveria, etc.).

Method:
  1. Add a layer of expanded clay to the bottom of the shell or snail.

  2. Add some soil.

  3. Place the plant on top.

  4. Fill the shell or snail with soil, pat down gently, leave a rim around the edge for watering and then water the plant.

Tips:
When placing the plant in the shell or snail, ensure that the best plant profile is turned towards the observer. You can add to your creation by making up other pots using the same plant as in the shell or snail and presenting them all together in a group.

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Eye-catcher: lanterns with flowers for warm summer evenings




To finish with, a flowery lantern idea for a romantic evening.

Material:
Plant ring in basket material, empty or already planted; if the ring is empty, you'll also need soil and plants; tall cylindrical glass vase with a diameter that fits inside the plant ring; sand; tall candle; rose petals in a colour to match the candle.

Method: 
  1. If the plant ring is empty, plant it up with summer flowers.

  2. Place the glass vase in the centre of the plant ring and cover the bottom of the vase with a few centimetres of sand.

  3. Place the candle in the sand and scatter rose petals around it.

Tip:
Place this wonderful eye-catcher somewhere where it simply can't be overlooked! 

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