I’m still working on finding ways to use bead and wire floral arrangements, preparing for the Christmas show later this year. I used some of the flowers in a wreath here, and in a clear shot glass in last week’s post here. I’ve long used crystal candle holders, and you’ll find lots of photos of these throughout the blog posts.
Here’s a photo of an arrangment mounted in a bud vase – I was really glad to find these. It’s a little less than 4″ high, and quite narrow – perfect for the delicate Ganutell flowers. I had heard that modeling clay can be melted and poured into a container for holding flowers, but this didn’t work for me at all. The clay got quite soft, but certainly nowhere near ‘pourable’. So I went with the old standby, Quick Water resin. The good news is, it doesn’t matter if you’re sloppy when you mix it since the bubbles don’t show. I poured into the vase and placed the flower, then used a clothes pin to hold the flower in place while the resin cured.
I love that I could use my paper leaves and assemble them with the flowers in a nice arrangement with lots of dimension. No further decoration required – I’ll be using this method a lot.
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