This swag is light enough
to hang on two straight pins and can be used in many rooms in your home. I have used different intensities of the
white for this swag to also show an example of the element color called "Monochromatic".
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Card Board Piece
1 - Bush Pussy Willow
3 - White Lily's 5 - Lily Buds
1 - Bush White Stock
1 - Bush White Gerbera Daisys
1 - Bush Ranunculus
We start this project by cutting a piece
of card board box and gluing a sized piece of floral foam. We also
wired the foam onto the foam to assure hold.
Normally, you cover your foam with
moss, but I do not, as this swag's mechanics will be totally covered and
I did not want the moss to get in the way.
|Cut your pussy willow and add to each
end. Cut the silk stock and place all angled toward the
center. The best swags will have depth and the way to achieve this
is to not lay everything down. When you insert, you will want to
angle toward the middle but also angle some pieces more directly into
|Cut and add the white
lily's. Many floral designs work with lines and I want you to look
at the line formed by the lily's and their buds.
|Cut your Gerbera Daisys and
insert in opposite line. You could look at the Gerbera's and
Lily's forming an X. Take the ranunculas bush, cut
and inserted through the middle going up and down through the middle.
|One instruction that will
apply to most designs is to insert flowers at different levels. In
this swag, we snug the lily's close to the foam and bring the ranunculus
into the swag but at a higher level. A great design will make your
eyes move from front to back. If this swag was designed with
different colors, you could place the darker colored flower close to the
foam and bring the light colored flowers out.
|*By the way, you can also
use this idea with
a tall pottery vase, turn the swag to set upon top
and yes you have a really beautiful bouquet. Look for the example
in upcoming silk section.