Carnivàle – Pineapple Lily Flower Arrangement

with Sunflowers, Fern and Billy Balls

How’s this for a bit of fun mid-mardi gras season? While the Sydney parade is done and dusted, other Aussie states including Melbourne postponed theirs (ew, Covid) until April – May, meaning we really just get to celebrate loud, proud rainbow love for longer. Yay!

These babies wouldn’t look out of place on a float, would they? I mean – how fabulous! The sunnies are the radiant star of the show, while the Pineapples lilies give serious Carmen Miranda vibes. Sweet William brings the colour, then celosia, emu grass and billy buttons make up her velvet jacket, feather boa and bauble earrings… ta da! If your imagination’s wild enough, you just got yourself a vase of Carnivàle Queen.

Party on lovers, and remember – what happens on the float stays on the float…

Mardi Gras Inspired colourful flower arrangement with sunflowers and pineapple lilies



Mardi Gras Inspired colourful flower arrangement with sunflowers

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • A mix of vibrant feature flowers (pineapple lilies, dahlias, sunflowers etc) in bright colours

  • Filler flowers like sweet william or tulips

  • Greenery – fern or grass (or both!)

  • a clean glass vase

  • sharp scissors or flower shears


About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.