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Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 143 October 2005


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

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

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