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Traditional air-drying is the easier and best method for preserving many flowers. Flowers need only to have the leaves removed and to be hung upside down in a warm, dry, dark place until the moisture content is evaporated. Avoid direct sunlight which will cause the flowers to fade.
 

Craft Projects: Dried Floral Wreath

Take the beauty of dried naturals  and create something lovely for the perfect fall accent. Tiny clay pots blend beautifully with miniature corn cobs and strawflowers.

TO MAKE THIS DRIED FLORAL WREATH YOU WILL NEED:

  • One grapevine wreath, 15" dia
  • One, 2 1/2" clay pot
  • Two, 2" clay pots
  • Brown Spanish moss
  • Sheet moss
  • Dried wheat
  • One miniature Indian corn cob
  • Dried strawflowers in assorted colors
  • Jute twine
  • White globe heads
  • Yellow candy tuff
  • Twelve miniature pine cones
  • Seven or eight strands of natural raffia
  • Three strands of orange raffia
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Scissors

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
1. Glue sheet moss and Spanish moss onto front surface of wreath as desired.

2. Using short lengths of jute twine, tie wheat into four bundles (about 10 steams each). 
Using scissors, trim the wheat stalks to desired length (ends should be about 3" long).

3. Referring to the photograph, glue three bundles of wheat onto the bottom of the wreath.

4. Glue the corn cob into the 2 1/2" clay pot. Glue the pot onto the bottom of the wreath in the center of the wheat bundles. Allow glue to set.

5. Glue the remaining two clay pots onto each side of the wreath. Allow glue to set.

6. Glue the strawflowers, candy tuff, globe heads, and pine cones onto the wreath as desired.

7. Glue the remaining wheat bundle to the top center front, Trim ends to about 2".

8. Holding the strands of natural raffia together, tie into a bow. Glue the bow onto the top 
wheat bundle.

9. Holding the strands of orange raffia together, tie into a smaller bow. Glue this bow on top of the natural raffia bow.

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