Author: Jessica Walker

Homemade lemon table decorations

Freshen your Lunch or dinner table this May with these unique Lemon table decorations. They can be used as place settings, or grouped as a centrepiece. You will need A bag of lemons Flowers, I used Orange Roses, Alstroemaria, and a selection from the garden. Secateurs and a sharp kitchen knife Craft tags Step1 – cut off the bottom of your lemon, so it sits flat. Then cut the top of, about ¼ so you have a nice little flower holder Step 2 – cut your rose leaving about 3-4 inches of stem, and place in the middle of the lemon. Hold the stalk firmly when pushing into the lemon so as not to break it. Step 3 – work around the centre rose with your assorted flowers and foliage – to make a miniature posy. Step 4 – write your guests names on the craft tags, and tie to the stem of the rose. Step 5 – place on your table, make sure you use a plate or saucer so as not to stain …

Home-made kitchen herb wreath

Spring is all about awakening your senses after the grey days, and bleak nights. A herb wreath is a delightful alternative to Spring flowers. It is fragrant and affordable, once dried the herbs can be used for adding flavour to your cooking. You will need: A wet oasis base – I bought mine on Amazon A pair of secateurs or sharp scissors A selection of herbs…I used Bay from my garden, and bought Rosemary and thyme from my local supermarket. A round tray, dinner plate or charger Candles – optional Simple! Step 1 – Submerge your base in water. This will keep your arrangement fresh for much longer Step 2 – cut your herbs into workable pieces – approximately 4-5 inches long Step 3 – Work your way around the base sticking your herb sprigs firmly into the oasis. base Layer the herbs for texture and depth of colour.   Step 4 – Place your wreath onto your tray, wooden board, plate or charger to avoid making your surface. Step 5 – add your candles to …

Easter Egg and Flower Tree

Impress your friends and family this Easter with these adorable chocolate egg and flower trees. Use as place settings or as a centrepiece… they won’t last long as the tree is entirely edible! You will need: White marzipan Cooking chocolate – I used dark, but milk or white would also work Mini eggs – I used traditional Cadburys Sugar flowers Pink tissue paper A small glass vase or votive Edible glitter to finish Step 1 – break your cooking chocolate into small pieces, place in a Tupperware container and melt in the microwave. Step 2 – tear a piece of your tissue paper and place in your vase or votive Step 3 – mould your marzipan into a ball and place on the top of the vase. Step 4 – using the melted chocolate as glue, work around the marzipan ball with the eggs and flowers to create your tree. Step 5 – finish with a dusting of edible glitter. You have created a total unique pretty Egg tree. Hide them so they don’t get …

Home-made with Jessica Walker

Spring is served…. On these bleak grey days its wonderful to have a promise of Spring in the house. I went in search of a mix of Spring bulbs and fresh flowers, available almost everywhere. Using a pewter serving plate, found in one of the many charity shops on Lordship lane, and a mix of votives I “served Spring”. Gently separate the flowers and bulbs. I potted the bulbs and used moss to finish. Cut the flowers, and arrange in the votives.  I choose tulips, for colour and texture, and narcissi, for fragrance. I added a candle to my centre piece for delicate light. Finish by arranging extra moss around the tray. You can now sit back and embrace the fragrance, beauty and light of spring. SaveSave