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Hi, I am not a florist but I had fun working with these
turquoise poinsettas to make up a wreath unlike any my neighbors might
Two bushes of flowers were used: one turquoise and one a
greenish/gold. Use wire cutters to cut the flowers off the
bush. Leave it a little long until you have worked with the
flowers and know how much you need to adhere it to the wreath! It
is easier to shorten than wish you had left more later. As you
can see from the wreath and the pictres above, although the centers are
nice, they didn't stand out, so we put glitter on them. We
also wanted to lighten the flower up a little and so we added glitter
to one of the short petals near the center and one of the long
petals on the opposite side.
A small brush was used to put glue all over the small leaf near the
center and in a random pattern over the long outer leaf opposite.
After using the turquoise glitter, the center of the flower was painted
with glue and the chartreuse glitter put on the centers. You can
put on the glitter in the order you want; just make sure to let it dry
before using the other color. Once the glitter is dry, you can use
a clear sealer to overspray the glitter or wait till your wreath is
done and overspray it then.
The three pictures above show more detail of the flowers. The
greenish/gold flowers were used without adding additional
glitter. Note that the flowers are not all placed in the
center. It is helpful to play with the placement of the
flowers to determine where you want them before you glitter and
work with the other flowers. I like to use the stems on the
wreath to hold the flowers in place. You can twist them around
the flower stems and it will be enough to hold it until final
placement of everthing is decided.
Afer placement of the poinsettas, decide on placement of the fern like
leaves. Three leaves came on one stem, so next the leaves were
cut off amd since they were straight, they had to be bent for
placement. In this wreath, the tip placement was alternated
in position - that is - the tip to the inside of the wreath alternated
with the tip to the outside. Once you have them bent and in
place, the rest is just filler.
5 stems of silver foam berries were used and 2-3 stems of a short
leafy silver pick. ( Our picks were cut into two parts as only a
small amount is needed.)
Once you have everthing where you like it, use hot glue to make the
placement permanent. Thin wire can be used for placement but more
time is required.
For a larger picture so you can see placement better, look for the picture at the bottom of the page.
Wreath: 24 inch (standard size)
: Aquamarine #92 for turquoise leaves. Use Green-Eyed
Monster #82, Hot Lime #83 or Peridot #112 for the center of flowers.
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10 poinsettas ( 2 bushes
5 fern like leaves ( 2 stems of 3)
5 silver berry picks
Bottle of glue for crafts that dries clear and a
mediun brush. Be sure to wash out your brush with water so you can use it
We don't have wreaths to sell.
Hot glue gun
Clear acrylic spray if you wish to keep glitter from