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More on making unique
containers for your arrangements.
rocks, pebbles, sand or marbles inside a vase can change the look, add
to the design and stabilize the arrangement if the flower heads are
heavy. Soak everything in a mild solution of chlorine bleach before
adding it to the arrangement.
1. Add the flower
material and the
rocks etc. alternately to secure the position of the
stems deep within the water.
Perfect anywhere, anytime ribbons
add color and texture to s simple glass vase. Decorating the inside of a glass
vase also hides the mechanics.
1. Use tacky glue or hot glue (low
temp only) to secure the ribbons to the inside of the vase. Very Important
:Only use Low Temp Glue Guns when working with glass
2. Line the inside of the
container with heavy plastic or bubble wrap.
3. Cut the floral foam to fit inside snugly and extend 1" above the rim of
the vase. Soak in a preservative solution until fully saturated. Place carefully
inside the lined vase.
Transform a covered dish into a
conversation piece by filling it with artificial or fresh fruit, candies,
potpourri, fresh rose petals, nuts, etc.
1. Fill your container with your
choice or the above.
2. Use a floral ring that fits
the diameter of the lid of your bowl. Saturate it with preservative solution.
Then add flowers to the ring.
1. Assemble three similar vases.
Arrange them in a triangle. Add your flowers as if all three vases were one.
Bamboo or tall cylinder vases are perfect for this project.
Wrap them with raffia, hemp or ribbons.
Plastic Bandage Containers
1. Stack some containers, and hot
glue them together.
2. Cut strips of plaster of Paris
bandages, dip them in water and lay them on the sides of the form. Wrap the
bandages over the edges of the top and bottom. Smooth out all the wrinkles. When
completely covered, allow to dry.
3. Brush on two coats of gesso
for a smooth finish.
4. Spray with acrylic paint or
pencil on designs and paint. When dry, spray with acrylic glaze.
Save all your broken pieces of china
and ceramics so that you can create this nostalgic work of art.
1. First, assemble similar shapes
1 1/2" size pieces of broken china materials. Then, plan your design by
color and shape.
2. Hot glue the pieces in a
mosaic fashion. Try to keep them close together, and to space them equally
3. Fill the spaces in between the
china pieces with plaster of Paris. And be sure to wash your vase with a damp
sponge when plaster is dry.
Note: If you want to color the
plaster of Paris . you can easily do it by mixing in powdered tempera to the dry
plaster (before adding water).
Flower Petal Pot
1. Pour some tacky
glue on a paper plate. Brush the glue on part of the surface of the
container you are decorating. When the glue gets a little tacky gently
press the freeze dried petals into the glue. Cover the entire surface a little
at a time.