The Cheshire Area of NAFAS

Summer 2016 How-to


Pretty in Pink - A Table Design Using String

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

Provided by Diane Fair.


  • 2 strips of cardboard 10cm wide by 50-90cms
  • 2 heavy gauge wires
  • Wide sellotape
  • Double sided sticky tape, wide and normal
  • Garden string
  • 5-10 Plastic test tubes
  • 5-10 elastic bands
  • Clematis flowers and a little foliage well conditioned
  • Seasonal flowers from the garden - aquilegia, roses, pinks or similar
Step 2

Cut 2 pieces of cardboard the same size as each other, anthurium box is ideal.

Place 2 strong wires on one piece of card and tape in place.

Step 3
Step 4

Using double sided strong carpet tape or hot glue .....

..... stick two pieces together.

Step 5
Step 6

Stick double sided tape onto cardboard and wrap with garden string. When both sides are neatly covered bend into a wavey shape.

Cover plastic test tubes with double sided sticky tape and wrap with string.

Step 7
Step 8

Attach to cardboard shape with brown elastic bands.

Fill tubes with water and add a few flowers from your garden. I used two early flowering clematis and aquilegia.

Step 9
Step 10

Use a little clematis foliage trails to link the groups of flowers.

To give the final arrangement.

Step 11