Fresh ideas in dried flowers

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North Light Books, Nov 30, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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Dried flower arrangements are again becoming popular home accents, as fresh designs spark renewed interest in this classic craft. This inspiring project book features step-by-step instruction for creating 22 all-new dried flower arrangements and wreaths perfect for any space or style. Readers will learn how to decorate any blank wall, tabletop or mantelpiece with confidence--and get stunning results every time. Each arrangement reveals the warm colors and rich textures of real flowers, grasses, dried fruits and botanicals in fresh and original ways. Every project features a complete materials list, expert arranging tips, and easy-to-follow instructions. Beginners will learn how to select, care for and handle dried flowers. Several basic drying techniques are taught--from air drying to microwaving to using silica gel. Readers are shown how to match a project to their personal d?cor with simple changes to the colors or container style. Projects are grouped into centerpieces, hanging arrangements and holiday decorations, plus a bonus gift gallery with more quick decorating ideas.

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Dried flowers and other plant materials are now widely available in craft shops, so beautiful and unusual arrangements can be made without the necessity of drying and storing one's own plants. Rye, a ... Read full review

Contents

HANGING ARRANGEMENTS
65
SEASONAL FAVORITES
94
FLOWER DRYING GUIDE
123
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Rye has been the owner of The Mariemont Florist since 1980, specializing in weddings and special events.

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