This tutorial is not strictly about flower arranging but rather a technique you can use to make simple embellishments for your floral work.
Remember to keep these embellishments to a minimum in competition work – your plant material must pre-dominate or you will lose precious points.
You will need some decorative/pearl head pins, sequins – shaped and flat, beads and small solid balls (often sold as party favours in toy stores). I find it best to use a small edged tray or handtowel to work on so I don’t keep losing beads and sequins on the floor.
Take a pin and thread onto it a shaped sequin, followed by a bead, then a flat sequin. Push the loaded pin into the ball. Keep this up until the ball is completely covered.
You can do this with larger shapes in either plastic or foam but remember the larger the base, the heavier the final item will be.