Saturday, January 15, 2011
Last year I had this idea to use our Winter's Flowers we made.
We never quite got around to it.
But we did today!
We used terracotta pots, acrylic paints, floral wire (any smallish wire will do), plaster of paris, dried moss, and lots of different bits from nature.
First we painted our pots.
While they were drying, we made our flowers.
We used gathered peppermint stems from our frozen garden, rosehips, juniper berries, dried peppermint flowers, birch cones... all kinds of things.
We kept them together with wire when we needed to, and with glue when that was a better idea.
We made the plaster of paris - two parts plaster, one part water
and poured it into our pots.
When it was set up enough to support our flowers, we stuck in our flowers.
Some of us chose to cover our plaster with moss or other bits, some chose to paint.
We added ribbon if it needed it,
and then done!
A lovely addition to a nature table, or for a Valentine gift for a favorite loved one.