Hello friends :>) I took a few days off for some projects and just getting things done. I'm behind in answering my email, so bear with me. If you haven't heard from me it's because I've been unplugged for a bit.
This is one of the projects I worked on. Remember the spray roses that my darling daughter got for me? Well this rose wreath is now hanging in the cottage window in the bathroom brightening things up and making me think of spring mornings and roses blooming.
1. dried flowers
2. a package of moss from the craft store
3. white glue
4. hot glue
The first thing I did was pour a liberal amount of white glue on the cardboard form. I didn't have a lot of hot glue sticks and wasn't sure I would have enough to glue the moss and the roses on. The white glue did a fine job of holding the moss on. I also cut some of the brown roots off the moss so it wasn't so thick and so I wouldn't have a lot of brown in my background. The moss still held together well even with the brown stuff trimmed off. Just pack it on so all of the cardboard is covered. I also ran hot glue along the edges of the heart so I wouldn't have any corrugated edge showing when this was finished. I used all the tiny bits of moss that fell off or were left over to cover the edges.
Then, I just glued the roses to the front with my glue gun until it was covered. A few loose outer petals fell off as I handled the roses, but they lost very few and if I had needed to, I could have used some of the petals that fell to fill in areas that had a gap. When I was finished, I hot glued a deep green velvet ribbon from my stash to the back as a hanger. It's a pretty simple project but I love how it turned out. I can enjoy my roses for a long time, and see how well they retained their color?
I need to go catch up with everyone. I hope you're having a good week so far. Spring can't be far now:>)