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Scary Specimens


Invite some great minds to your next gathering. Dried cockscomb looks like brains, making this ingenious display easy to create.


  • Dried blooms
  • Hot glue
  • Glass jars


  1. Step 1

    Find dried blooms online, or dry fresh ones by hanging them upside down for 2 weeks. Plan to use 6 to 8 stems per brain.

  2. Step 2

    Cut blooms off stems. With hot glue, affix flowers together, creating half of a brain. Make 2 halves; hot-glue together.

  3. Step 3

    Print and cut out paper labels; skewer on hat pins, and insert. Display brains in jars or under glass cloches.

Martha Stewart Living, Volume 143 October 2005

Reviews (1)

  • NorbieK 2 Nov, 2008

    love it!