This is the project I've been working on! I've been wanting to make these ever since I first saw a paper flower! But, if I'm being completely honest, the task seemed soooooo overwhelming to me. But, Spring has arrived and I'm ready and so I thought my house needed to be ready, too! :)
These really weren't hard at all, just somewhat time-consuming. But worth it I think. Here's what I used:
Floral Foam (for inside vase)
6" Round Styrofoam Ball
Excelsior Moss (wrapped around dowel)
Reindeer Moss (glued onto ball)
LOTS OF HOT GLUE!!!
I made two of these...one for each end of my dining room table. First, I painted the dowels. When they were dry, I hot glued them into the floral foam that was inserted into the vases. Then I hot glued reindeer moss (had never heard of this stuff until today when I was browsing the "Moss Aisle" at Hobby Lobby) all over the styrofoam balls. I adhered my paper flowers and leaves over the moss. Then I inserted the dowels into the bottom of each ball. I rolled excelsior moss in my hands like you would with play-doh, and then twisted it around the dowels and hot glued it in place. Then I just tied the ribbons!
Okay, now I need your opinion...my photography skills could very obviously be better....so I need some input as to whether my crafts look better when photographed on a white background (top photo) or a black background (bottom photo). I need honest opinions!
Thanks for looking and have a creative day!!! :)