The Cheshire Area of NAFAS

Christmas 2014 How-to


All Round Design Using Candles

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create your own distinctive arrangement.

Provided by Edena Joughin.


  • Decorative Pot
  • 3 Candles
  • Floral Foam to fit pot
  • 6 Cinnamon Sticks
  • Decorative Wire
Step 1
Step 2

Plant Material

  • 9 White Roses
  • 9 Hedera Leaves (Ivy)
  • Few pieces of Viburnum Berries
  • Few pieces of Pittosporum to use as filler

Shape the floral foam to fit the pot, soak in water. Place in pot; secure with tape. Leave about 4cm above the rim. Attach three cocktail sticks to each candle (this stops the candles from making a huge hole in the foam and gives them more stability in the design) Place the candles as a group in the centre of the foam.

Step 3
Step 4

Start the design by placing three groups of three ivy leaves in the side of the foam, graduating towards the candles equidistant in the foam. In the remaining thirds, place a bit of Pittosporum to cover the floral foam, and a bit more to camouflage the cocktail sticks.

Place the roses in three groups of three in the Pittosporum sections of the foam. Form a triangle to achieve a close group of colour. Group the Cinnamon in twos with a bit of textured silver wire. Attach a wire and insert into the sections were the ivy is.

Step 5
Step 6

Add some of the Viburnum berries throughout the design to give a change of texture.

Finally loop some of the wire throughout the design in a circular way to create some rhythm. The smoothness of the candles, wire and pot are in contrast to the other materials. Finish the scene with two optional Candle spheres.

Step 7