DIY décor ideas when entertaining

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Though your everyday stresses may be over, you would agree that it has now been replaced by entertaining ideas. Chane Hendricks, Garden Master Business Manager shares a few tips on how you can make your place ready for those lunches and dinners you'll be hosting.

  • Pack out four to six glass bottles of different shapes, colours and sizes.
  • Fill each bottle with some water and put different flowers such as a single rose, baby’s breath, wax flowers, single daffodil or gerbera for example into these.
  • If you would like to decorate your outdoor area, it is a good idea to get some test tubes.  Fill them with water and hang them from the trees using fishing line. Once you have secured your test tubes, fill them with an assortment of colourful flowers or green foliage.
  • For your dinner table, you can get a plain runner to serve as the basis of your décor.  Cut some fresh green foliage from your garden and lay it out flat on your table. Cut off small bunches of flowers such as peonies, green snowballs, hypericum berries etc. Lay these over the greens making sure they are evenly spread out over the table. For some additional atmosphere, you can add candles in glass holders and even lemons for a fresh touch.
  • For décor around your entertainment area, you can get hold of some small steel buckets and fill them with hypericum berries and include one single rose in the middle. You can also add ribbon around the buckets. These are great to put out around the home and they will stay fresh for days.
  • Treat your guests with a little something extra when serving ice cream for dessert, add some edible flowers (calendula, rose petals, lavender, carnations, squash flowers) to vanilla ice cream and when putting it forward to your guests, add a fresh rosebud with a green leave on the top.

“There are so many ideas available when it comes to impressing your guests with a beautiful entertainment area without breaking the bank. All you need is a lustruous garden, some vases, buckets, ribbon and recycled paper”, concludes Hendricks.

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