Monday, January 27, 2014
This is the front of the vase. It stands 7" tall.
And this is the back. I placed (wedged) a green styrofoam ball in the opening to hold the stems.
I used the following Susan's Garden flower dies to create my bouquet of red Tulips, yellow Daffodils, purple Lilies, Mini Daisies, and Violets. All the flowers were created on a piece of 18 gauge wire to create a stem. I used the Tim Holtz Die Pick Paper Punch to punch a hole in the center of each calyx before I created the flower. (The calyx was shaped (cupped) first.) I then added Ultimate Glue to one end and pushed it down through the hole. Only a tiny portion of the wire is left above the base (on the inside). When the glue dries, it will hold the wire in place. This will not show once you add the stamen. I poked the wires in the styrofoam, in the vase, to allow them to dry before adding petals.
This picture shows the calyx (base) for the mini daisy glued to the end of a wire stem. As soon as the glue was dry, I added the petals to create the little daisies. This is how the stems were created for all the flowers. The wires were pulled out to add the daisy petals.
Have you tried creating a bouquet with your flower dies?
You can purchase your Susan's Garden Flower Dies from Ellen Hutson, LLC.
Here are the direct links to each flower and product used: