Love your garden? Celebrate Garden Day on Sunday 21 October by having friends, family and neighbours over to share in the fruits of your labour and enjoy your greenery with you.
Invite friends and family to your garden party using this free Garden Day invitation. Download and print it or send it to your guests digitally to invite them to the celebration.
To give your outdoor party that extra special touch, try these creative projects:
1. Crown jewels
Make a floral crown for each of your guests. Use a thin headband as a base or bend one out of thin wire. Wrap florist tape around the headband or wire, then attach flowers one by one, securing them with the florist tape; work from one end to the other.
Take a look at how the ever-popular Suzelle DIY and Blomboy make their own gorgeous flower crowns:
Home readers are invited to attend a free flower crown making station at various venues in Cape Town and Johannesburg on Saturday 13 October and Saturday 20 October. Space is limited; check out gardenday.co.za for more info.
All materials are provided – CLICK HERE to sign up for a session.
2. Just chill
Perk up your party by taking refreshments to the next level. Pop a few edible flowers into your ice trays, top up with water and freeze. Then add the floral ice cubes to your ice bucket.
3. Stay afloat
Float pretty blooms in a pond, fountain or pool (you can even add floating candles for a twinkling after-dark effect!) and hang a garland or two for added impact.
4. The icing on the cake
These mini hydrangea-like cakes were created by mixing buttercream icing in three shades of the same colour. Use a relatively large open star-tip nozzle on your piping bag to pipe little flowers onto the cake to create this stunning effect. So easy!