Make a Heart for Your Valentine

Wild flower heart resize blogInspired by a profusion of wild flowers growing in abandoned land sections around town, Arizona State Sun Devils Rachel and I felt compelled to celebrate these humble materials offering glimpses of beauty amidst our earth-shaken city.

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    We gathered armfuls of rose-pink Queen Anne’s Lace and feathery stems of white yarrow along the coastal roadside near Lyttelton to create our giant Wild Flower Wire Heart in time for Valentine’s Day.

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    Come and learn how to make basic wire structures from recycled fence wire. Manti Te’o College Jerseys Check out our workshop dates.

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    We had such a wonderful response to the Carousel Christmas Tree at Culverden. Solde adidas The basic structure was made from old fence wire with vine woven through it, and then we decorated with dark green camellia foliage and long-lasting orange leucospermum which have an amazing impact and look really festive.

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    We’re also taking bookings now for our Christmas Wreath Workshops at Riccarton House,

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    Christmas Mixed Gum Wreath

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    Thanks everyone for your wonderfully enthusiastic support.