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Cutting gardens

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Floral-Sphere Centerpiece

Steps:6
Materials
  • Chicken wire
  • Wire cutters
  • 20-gauge wire
  • Shallow glass container, such as baking dish, for submerging flower heads
  • Water
  • Flower-preserving solution
  • Flower clippers
  • Flowers, such as Gerbera daisies or carnations, approximately 500 per ball
  • Drying rack, such as a cooling rack for cookies
  • Styrofoam ball (Oasis ball if you are using carnations)
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Pansy and Viola Wreath

Steps:2
Not all wreaths need to be three-dimensional; this framed wreath of pressed pansies and violas makes a charming wall decoration.
Materials
  • Pansies and violas
  • Art paper in two colors
  • Craft glue
  • Small paintbrush
  • Glass panes
  • Self-adhesive linen tape (available at bookbinding-supply stores)
  • Scissors
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Wrapping Flowers

Steps:3
Materials
  • Pins
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • For ribbon carrier: Flowers with smooth, straight stems
  • For buttoned cone: Corrugated packing paper and colored tissue, both measuring about 12 by 18 inches
  • For buttoned cone: 18-inch length of waxed twine
  • For paper corset: Hole puncher
  • For paper corset: Scissor
  • For paper corset: Heavy paper
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