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Pimp your Christmas table like a pro

Holly sprigs and snips at the ready! Here's how to make your Xmas arrangements as impressive as a masterflorist's (and do a good turn for charity too).

Christmas decor tips incoming! Master Florists Julie Collins and Tina Parkes of the Muddy-approved British Academy of Floral Art in Dunchideock have done us a green-fingered turn by releasing a bargain festive online Christmas Floristry Course, with hands-on inspirational tips on how to decorate your table and home for Crimbo.

The online video tutorial, featuring four short films feature step by step tutorials showing the following:

Film One: Dressing your Christmas tree by Tina. How the pair do the trees of private houses and hotels, including the importance of pattern, depth, and rhythm. 

Film Two: Laying your festive table to impress. Julie shows how to lay a table, according to floristry principles, looking at lines, layering and the focals. 

Film Three: Christmas table design. Tina demos how to make a centrepiece using a base of oasis foam, foliage and candles. 

Film Four: Napkin rings – a quick and easy floral napkin ring holder to impress your family, with Julie, good for getting the kids involved too.

The course normally costs £95 but instead, Julie and Tina are asking for a donation of a minimum of just £20 which they will be giving to Back from the Brink, an ambitious conservation project to aiming to help save Britain’s threatened wildlife, like this cute little fella (above). Their aim is to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England; from the tip of Cornwall to Northumberland.

There’s no no expiry date for the online tutorial, making it a great Yuletide gift for friends and loved ones (and no need to gift wrap or post!).

Fancy giving it a go? Get your online tutorial here.

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