More Autumn Ikebana for Children
Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. The temperature in Madrid has become cooler, and as we walk to and from school each day my daughters take delight in sound of leaves crunching underfoot.
This week my daughters couldn’t resist making another ikebana arrangement using some of the leaves they had collected while walking home from school. Instead of choosing a standard ikebana vase my youngest daughter chose to use a ceramic tealight holder.
She decided to place some of her leaves onto steel grass and thread this through the holes of the ‘vase’.
She placed an empty glass yogurt pot inside the candle holder, filled it with water, and placed a pompom Chrysanthemum in it. To obscure the glass container, she placed a leaf between it and the ‘vase’.
We both agreed that the arrangement needed a bit more movement, so she placed one more leaf on a stem of steel grass and added it to the right-hand side of her arrangement.