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Rossi
« on: January 09, 2008 09:23:45 AM »

This is the first time that I've posted a project so, please, have patience with me. I hope that I do it right. I decorated wooden boxes that I bought at Michaels and a Dollar Store as Christmas gifts for the people that I work with. I picked and pressed flowers and leaves last summer and fall from the place that we work. My boss loved it because it made the plants produce more flowers. Then I painted the boxes, applied Modge Podge, arranged the flowers and leaves. When they were dry I varnished them. I filled the boxes with candy and wrapped them in red and green tissue tied with raffia and handed them out. It was such a fun project.  I made 17 boxes. Not one person figured out why I was picking so many flowers last summer.





This last one I made for myself with flowers from work and my house and hiking.

 
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 09:31:12 AM »

holy moly - i love these
the colors are so vibrant and perfectly preserved.

very lucky co-workers!
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MahonAzul
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008 09:33:18 AM »

Wow! Those are beautiful! The colors are so lovely and each arrangement seems perfectly placed.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008 09:47:35 AM »

those are beautiful, your co-workers are very very lucky!
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008 09:56:35 AM »

....I love your flower choices. They're so bright and cheery and beautiful! You have such a good eye for placement, too! I especially like the triangle and star!
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 10:13:31 AM »

Wow... those are beautiful!
The violas / pansies kept their color so well throughout the storage period. Did you press them between sheets of paper, or use a flower press?
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008 10:20:03 AM »

Beautiful. The colors are so vibrant! What was your drying method?
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008 10:32:43 AM »

Beautiful!  I would love to receive one of these!  Flowers are my favorite!  Nice work!
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008 10:42:33 AM »

Those are beautiful. What a thoughtful and wonderful gift, I've would've been thrilled to receive one.  You also gave me gift idea for next year....lol.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008 10:51:58 AM »

These are so pretty!  Your co-workers are lucky to have received such wonderful gifts.
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008 11:02:55 AM »

Wow I love these! You did such a beautiful job. Pansies are so funny, they look like little old ladies!
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2008 11:16:03 AM »

Wow, they're all very beautiful.
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2008 12:07:50 PM »

Again, I hope that I'm doing this right. I dried the flowers by putting them face down on a sheet of newspaper right after I picked them. Make sure that the flowers are dry or they'll rot. If I couldn't press them right away I put them in a plastic bag and put them in a cooler or the refrigerator depending on where I was. Then put lots of sheets of newspapers on top before repeating the process. Next put a heavy weight on top so that the flowers are pressed flat. I used a board the width of the newspapers to keep the pressure even and put a BIG rock on top. It takes about 2 weeks to dry a batch.
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2008 02:04:57 PM »

What lovely gifts!  Using the flowers from your workplace must make them more meaningful to the recipients.
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2008 02:14:53 PM »

Wow, these are sooo pretty! The colors are lovely, and it's such a great gift!
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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2012 03:07:00 PM »

You know I love my flower box you made for me.
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