Use clean recycled tin cans for these lovely decorations. Only pick plant material suitable for the ability of those participating in the activity, remember berries can be poisonous.
Ensure Participants are confident with the equipment they will be using for this activity. If using candles, make labels to warn that lit candles should not be left unattended. Attach these to the arrangements before use or sale.
Cut the stems of plant material before placing them in clean water for 12-24 hours before use
Pre-soak the floral foam in water the night before use
Gather all the materials and equipment you will need; ensure the ribbon is inflammable
Cut the floral foam to size, it is useful to trim the edges to fit the tin neatly
Decorate the tins and put the floral foam inside
Add the candle (if you are using one) and secure both to the tin using florists tape
Cut the foliage to the size required and remove the lower parts to insert into the floral foam
Mark out the size of the arrangement using an outline of foliage
Add different shapes, textures and colours until the floral foam is completely covered
Add berries (if used) cones or flowers and the candle warning labels to complete the arrangement