Everlasting Flowers: Making and Arranging Dried, Preserved and Artificial Flowers

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Courier Corporation, 1997 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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Learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements that will last for years with the help of this expert, step-by-step guide. With it, you'll be able to create stunning arrangements of dried, preserved and artificial flowers and plants that will defy the seasons and bring nature's beauty indoors.

The first section of Patricia Crosher's highly motivating volume lists the best flowers for drying, explains when to pick and how to prepare plant material, gives tips on the use of glycerine and different types of desiccants and provides much other valuable information. Section two offers useful tips on containers, stands and bases; as well as on wiring, color spraying, creating topiary trees and making ribbon bows and roses. The final section outlines over 30 different projects - from how to fashion a topiary tree in Christmas colors to creating a Mother's Day basket of silk buttercups and violets, and a country-style collection of grasses and poppy seedheads. Each presentation is accompanied by an inspirational, full-color photograph of the finished arrangement.

 

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Contents

Drying and preserving
16
Artificial fruits flowers and foliage
24
arrangements
52
Useful addresses
120
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