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While I do like makeing foam, paper, air dry clay, and even modling paste icing flowers, I also like using Forever Flowerz kits where the layers are ready cut with some shapeing, but still allow me to play around with colours and adding more or less layers, etc.
To create some floral items for Christmas 2020 I decided to use a Forever Flowerz Poinsettia kit.
I made a wreath to put on my father’s grave, a simple garland, and two bowls/vases of poinsettias (one to keep here and one to give as a gift to my uncle’s widow).
In this post I’ll show the wreath and garland.
What I Did
I started off by having several sessions of makeing up the flowers according to the instructions. The kit supplied materials to make a lot of flowers in two sizes of white and red.
When I had a big bag full of flowers I started adding some faux foliage to the wreath base and then added the flowers in a totally random fashion.
Once I was happy with the look of the wreath I heated up a hot glue gun.
One by one I took off the flowers and foliage and then put them back on with a blob of hot glue behind them. As the wreath was to go outside I wanted there to be a better chance of everything staying in place for at least a few days before the wind and weather destroyed it.
I also tied string to either side of the wreath frame so that it could be tied to the gravespone to prevent it being blown away.
I then took a garland base and again added foliage and flowers. As this was just to be draped indoors I didn’t glue these in place.
What I Used
- Forever Flowerz Poinsettia Kit
- Forever Flowerz Wreath Base and Garland Base
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
As my car was in the garage for an M.O.T. before Christmas (finally got it back the end of the 1st week in February), I couldn’t take the wreath up to the grave myself. But my aunt (Dad’s brother’s widow) was taking her own wreath up to my uncle’s grave a few graves over from Dad’s grave, she picked up the wreath from our “drop off zone” and took it up for me. She also kindly sent me a photo of it in place after she placed it.
I am absolutely certain I took several photos of the wreath hanging on the door of my Mother’s bedroom – so she could have a good look at it before it went up – but I can’t find the photos on my camera, laptop, or any other device, at the moment, which is annoying. If I do find the photos I’ll add them to this post.
This is a quick snap of the garland before I put it up over Christmas.
And a closer look.
I’ll show you the bowls of flowers in my next post.
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