Hannah here! Thank you for your recent order, or if this is a gift, congratulations on having people around you with great taste!
The beauty of letterbox flowers is that you can choose however you'd like to display them; make a bouquet with them all in 1 vase or you can split them up into smaller vases to make multiple mini displays!
If you'd like to make the same bouquet as me, I've mapped out the steps to make it super easy for you to replicate our display at home. I use shears, but you can do this all with strong scissors too (you may have trouble trimming the palm spear, but I like to keep that one tall!)
Carefully take the stems out of the box. Dried flowers can be very fragile so make sure you do this delicately. Grab a vase, mine is 20cm tall with a 6cm neck width.
Starting with the Palm leaf (pictured right) and Ruscus (pictured left) add these to your vase. Both have quite thick stems so if you do have garden shears use those to trim, if not, please take care using scissors to trim these stems down!
Next, we want to include some oats. Take 2 to 3 of the oat stems and trim them down - they want to sit about 1cm shorter than the Palm Spear and the Ruscus behind.
Now we start working towards the centre of the vase to create almost a V-shape. You can do this however you like, making the stems shorter each time you add one in.
I use a few of the wheat stems next as they add some volume to the back of your display.
Make sure, while we're still working on the taller stems, to include some of the Bunny Tails and white Phalaris so that they are evenly distributed through the bouquet!
Now, start layering the remaining stems, getting shorter each time and building volume around the middle of the display.
My favourite stems are the Gypsophila, Bunny Tails and Phalaris so I usually leave those until last so that they are front and centre of the bouquet.
Next, take a stem of Gypsophila (that's the one with lots of white buds on the end!) and I trim that slightly shorter than the rest so far and position it in the centre of the bouquet.
Begin to layer in the remaining stems, aiming to create that V-shape into the vase.
Sit back and marvel at your new display - she's lovely isn't she?
Find a space for it and it can sit pretty for the next 1-2 years. Remember, dried flowers are delicate so keep in a place where it isn't going to be moved or touched a lot!
(They also don't need water!)
I hope you love them and I can't wait to see your bouquets! Please tag me on Instagram so I can see how you get on!
& if you have any questions, my inbox is always open!