Color Burst: The Carnation Pomander
This adaptable floral arrangement can be hung from a tree branch above an outdoor serving table, carried by a young bridesmaid during a wedding ceremony or laid with ribbons trailing as a place setting and party favor for dinner guests.
- Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
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25 green carnations
90 gauge wire
thick and thin ribbon
1 small floral foam ball
small piece of garden stake
Spray or single rosebuds, or half-opened roses
Prepare the Wier
Make a hook at one end of a length of wire. The wire should be longer than the diameter of the floral foam ball.
Cut two lengths of ribbon — one thick, one thin — about 8 inches long. Lay the thin ribbon on the thick ribbon, fold them over and press the ends together. Place the wire hook around the ribbon ends and press it down to secure them. Wrap one end of the wire around the wire hook and ribbon ends a few times.
Cover the base of the ribbons and the top of the wire in stem tape.
Attach the Wire to the Foam Ball
Push the end of the wire right through the center of a soaked foam ball so that the ribbon handle sits at the top of the ball.
Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2011