MAKING DRIED FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
Dried flower arrangements have been popular for many centuries. Well-liked all through the year, they are more common during winter months for the obvious reason that in those seasons fresh flowers are not available.
Flowers can be dried using various methods such as air drying, water drying, oven drying, drying in sand, drying with desiccants, and microwave drying.
Fix your vase using floral clay on a revolving tray that is commonly used for placing foods at the center of a dining table (lazy susan). This is to help you check out the flower arrangements from all sides.
- Force a piece of foam into the vase. Line material such as lavendar and straw may be used in order to fix the total appearance.
- Insert the bigger focal flowers like hydrangea first, followed by average-sized flowers like dried roses. Space the flowers uniformly all through.
- Add supplementary line material to give an emphasis to the overall shape. Fill up vacant spaces using fern and add flax for creating an appearance of completeness.
The basic materials you need for making a wreath are straw and Styrofoam, wired wooden floral picks, pliers, white glue, greening pins, and a 21 gauge wire (that is, a wire of diameter 0.0285 inches).Now your task is to join the leaves, cones, and other decorations to the base.
Cedar rosette wreaths, rabbit tobacco wreaths, and dried corn shuck wreaths are popular dried flower wreaths.
: Join a ring of 0.028 inch diameter wire to the wreath foundation.
: Pull out the plastic wrap from the wreath foundation so that the floral picks and greening pins can go in easily.
: With the wreath foundation as the base, start decorating from its outside edge and work toward the center. This will result in a fuller and a more natural appearance.
: Test for completeness by keepin the wreath on a table and verifying that there is no space between the decorating material and the surface of the table.
- Use fresh foliage to cover the wreath base. Then decorate the leaves with dried rose, elk grass, and dried pepper berries.
- Having a sense of where the top of the wreath is will help you place materials uniformly.