A five-step guide to putting together a floral centrepiece, created by the Yas Hotel's flower designer.
How to make a stylish table decoration
Tamara's table decoration is both easy and cheap to make. The cost of the flowers was just Dh35. You can use any colour of flowers - just match the food colouring and beads to one of them.
What you will need:
2 plates of different shapes, ideally one glass and one china (any sort will do)
3 well-bloomed roses
1 or 2 stems of purple orchids
A jug of approx 250ml water
Purple food colouring
Purple beads or coloured stones to decorate
1 Mix a few drops of food colouring with the water in a pitcher and pour into a clear glass dish
2 Cut the stems from the roses to their bud so the flower can sit flat. Massage the flowers gently to plump up the blooms
3 Sit the roses in the dish of water, adding more water if needed
4 Snip the individual orchid flowers from their main stem, placing two in each corner of a china plate underneath
5 Drop a few beads into the water and scatter a few more on the plate with the orchids