Tuesday, April 23, 2013
[This Triple Vase Roses Centerpiece project started yesterday.]
You will glue four large leaves around the sides of each pot so that about 1/2 inch of each leaf's tip extends to cover the side of the Styrofoam ball.
Start with glue down the back center of each leaf about 1 inch down from the tip of the leaf. Press leaf against the side of the pot.
Trim the bottom of each leaf even with the bottom of the pot.
Run a line of glue along each overlapping leaf edge and press down against the pot.
Cut the roses off of each bush (if they came in clusters) leaving 1 1/4 inches of wire stem attached.
Push any leaves on the stems up close under each bud.
One at a time, you will apply glue to the bottom of a blossom and push the stem into the Styrofoam ball until the bloom and its leaves rest on the ball. This will assure the rounded shape of the floral arrangement.
Start with the flower in the middle of the ball and then fill in around with the other five roses.
Continue until the ball is entirely covered with roses.
If any Styrofoam peeks through, glue in little silk flowers or small leaves to make a full bouquet.
Do the same with the other buds and pots. You can mix colors in each pot or make each pot a different hue as shown here.
Tie a pretty piece of ribbon around each pot. Set them in a row on a table or windowsill.