A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 296,684
Currently Running With Scissors:
532 Guests and 23 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Images
Pages: [1]
1  Dried flower arrangement in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by novacasia on: August 11, 2012 04:19:14 PM


Last year, I bought a hanging gourd from the Mount Gretna Arts Fest.  I didn't want to display the gourd until I found something suitable to place inside it.  About a month or two ago, I decided to dry some flowers from my garden and create a dried flower display.  Here is how I did it:

1.  I took small clusters of rudbeckia, yarrow, and lavender (taking care to give them long stems) and bound them at the end of their stems with a rubber band.  As the stems dry, the rubber band will shrink, and keep the bundle together.

2.  To each bundle, I hooked a paper clip through the rubber band (I unfolded it once).

3.  I hung a string in my living room (a low moisture room) between two hooks and hung the flower bundles (the flowers hang upside down) using the paper clips as hooks.

4. After the flowers were dry -- I allowed them to dry for about a month -- I took them down, carefully cut off the rubber bands, and arranged the flowers in my gourd.

5.  I had decided that I wanted to have a decorative hook, so I used wire and beads to create a hook.  Unfortunately, the details of the hook were covered once I hung up the gourd, so I may eventually use the hook for something else.  It was fun making the hook, so I may make more of them.

Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1]


only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
The Modern Chignon Tutorial
Hair Tips: How To Use Dry Shampoo The Right Way
Hair Trend: Edgy Slick Up-Do
The Monday Makeover - 1940s Hollywood Waves With Eugene Souleiman
6 Ways to Look Great While Going Gray
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.