Hydrangea & Birch Bark Cone
Curving twigs and mossy details lend a natural organic feel to this easy floral design. Color-saturated blossoms pop against weathered birch bark.
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Diane Flowers & Kathleen George
STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Preserved birch bark, 8" x 10" piece
- Willow sticks, 12" long, three
- Honeysuckle twigs, five
- Artificial florals: lavender/blue hydrangeas with leaves,
- four stems; blueberry pick
- Artificial mini robin's eggs, two
- Reindeer moss
- 1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut foamcone in half from tip to base; set aside one half for future use.
- 2. Carefully peel excess layers from back of birch bark,making it more flexible. Using glue gun and a generous amountof glue, adhere birch bark around front of cone; let dry. Trimexcess bark along tip, base and sides of cone using heavy-duty scissors.
- 3. Using glue gun, glue a willow stick down each side of conenear cut edge. Shape a small clump of excelsior into a shallownest and glue to front of cone near top edge. Glue eggs into nest.
- 4. Carefully remove leaves from hydrangea stems, leaving stemsintact. Use floral shears to trim leaf stems to 2" long andflower stems to 4"-7" long. Glue and insert flower stems and blueberrypick into top of cone. Glue leaves into arrangement among flowers.
- 5. Use floral shears to trim honeysuckle twigs to 8"-14" long.Use glue gun to glue one end of each twig among hydrangeas.Refer to photo to wrap twigs around outside of flowers withtwo twig loops on right side, two on left and one near bottomleft. Glue free ends into arrangement or leave loose, as desired.
- 6. Bend a thin willow stick into a U-shape. Using a glue gun,glue and insert stick ends into top of cone near cut back edge.
- 7. Using white glue, adhere reindeer moss into any cracksbetween cone and twigs. Adhere as desired across top of cone.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Moss & Hydrangea CubesTropical Orchid ConeFloral Cones
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