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Fiesta Decorating

by Jennifer Sharrick |

Fiesta is time for flowers, bright colors, parades, and parties...



A fiesta wreath is adorned with flowers, ribbon streamers, and a focal point. We love The RoundTop Collections metal pieces to add into wreaths  and colorful planters. The lanterns are tied up with half bows and streamers. 

It is so fun to spread the Fiesta spirit. This week, our sweet client, Barbara, showed us a thing or two about fiesta. She has been busy making flowers with the students of St. Luke's Episcopal School for their float in the Battle of the Flowers Parade. It will be themed "Kentucky Derby at the Churchill Downs- Kentucky 1875"

Her secret to her blooming beauties is Kakadu crepe paper. You can find it at floral wholesalers.

She starts with a stack of crepe paper then cuts the shape of her petals, and crimps the edges like she is making a pie crust. 

She pinches 3 times then turns and twists to give the flower shape. This is different than the traditional accordion fold for paper flowers. She keeps pinching and twisting until she has completed the piece of crepe paper. She then uses a piece of floral wire to wire the bunch tight. It's similar to tying Show Me Decorating Bows. She recommends a good glass of wine as you go!

Barbara has been so creative with her colors and floral shapes. 

I can't wait to see St. Luke's Episcopal Float in the Battle of Flowers parade!

Barbara's beautiful home is featured in April issue of 78209.

Her family home has been loving restored and decorated with lots of color and beautiful fabric selections. She is the lucky friend and of one of our favorite designers, Mary Carol Garrity, of Nell Hills in Aitchison, Kansas. Barbara's home is a gathering place for friends and family and that is just the way she likes it!


Viva Fiesta!


Jennifer Sharrick



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