How to make a floral candelabra arrangement

PUBLISHED: 11:28 26 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:28 26 June 2015

TOP TIP: To make the design last for as long as possible, add flower food into the water when you soak the floral foam and mist the arrangement twice a day with a fine water sprayer

TOP TIP: To make the design last for as long as possible, add flower food into the water when you soak the floral foam and mist the arrangement twice a day with a fine water sprayer

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A step-by-step guide from Derbyshire’s renowned floral designer Jonathan Moseley, who was recently an expert in the second BBC TV series of the Big Allotment Challenge

Step one: Begin by taping the floral foam to the top of the candelabra and start to build the outline of the arrangement with foliage, ensuring some of it is cascading down over the arms of the candelabraStep one: Begin by taping the floral foam to the top of the candelabra and start to build the outline of the arrangement with foliage, ensuring some of it is cascading down over the arms of the candelabra

Jonathan Moseley shows how to make a floral candelabra arrangement that the Big Allotment Challenge contestants were challenged to create in the third episode – ideal for anyone who would like to create their own floral wedding top table arrangement

THE TOOLS: Any suitable elevated candlestick can be used to replicate this design, floral foam, florist pot tape and florist scissors

The flowers: Spray Rose ‘Sterling Silver’, Aster, Astrantia, Gypsophila, Spray Rose ‘Porcelanosa’, Foliage – Bupleurum, Carex ‘Sparkler’, Fountain Grass

Jonathan teaches all aspects of floral design at his popular flower school in Derbyshire. Details at www.jonathan-moseley.com. For anyone interested in finding out more about floral arrangements and flowers in general, Jonathan hosts #flowertalk each Friday at 7.30pm where anyone can join him on Twitter to talk about ‘all things flowers’

Step two: Starting with smaller, more delicate flowers, recreate the lines of the foliage. Keep turning the design to ensure you get an overall balanced shapeStep two: Starting with smaller, more delicate flowers, recreate the lines of the foliage. Keep turning the design to ensure you get an overall balanced shape

Step three: Start to add in some larger-headed flowers such as the roses (or lilies). To introduce colour and interest add in orchids andStep three: Start to add in some larger-headed flowers such as the roses (or lilies). To introduce colour and interest add in orchids and

Step four: Complete the arrangement by finishing with a little bit of softer material such as gypsophila or fountain grassStep four: Complete the arrangement by finishing with a little bit of softer material such as gypsophila or fountain grass

Step five: Finally, put the candles in place for a beautifully opulent design that will grace any wedding top table with an abundant flourishStep five: Finally, put the candles in place for a beautifully opulent design that will grace any wedding top table with an abundant flourish

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