Foliage & Berries Planter
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Styrofoam brand foam cone 4-7/8"x14 "
- Moss cloth
- Darice Wired Accents aluminum floral wire: 12-gauge copper
- 37" green mini berry spray
- Two 26" black raspberry sprays
- Berry cluster spray
- Two 9" green bird's nest ferns
- 22" green magnolia leaf spray
- Two 29" dried green/gray leaf sprays
- Medium leaf tropical greenery bush
- Spider plant
- Scrap grapevine wreath
- Glue gun, glue sticks
- Serrated knife
- Wire cutters
Refer to PDF/photo for placement of items.
- Invert cone so it stands alone. Cut off about 1/3 on one side to create a flat back.
- To create a hanging hook, cut 7" wire and bend in half like a hairpin. Bend again to form L-shape. Insert sharp ends fully into flat back.
- To secure hanging hook, hot glue scrap leaves across wire and cone. This will give the hook strength and lessen the likelihood of it coming out.
- Lay cone diagonally across moss cloth. Fold bottom up and secure with glue.
- Fold both side pieces over. Trim moss to form seam on center of the back. Do not let moss overlap. Secure with glue.
- To hide seam, line with hot glue and quickly lay scrap leaves to cover.
- To create criss-cross wire pattern, cut varying lengths of wire. Begin in back and bend over front, ending again in back. When finished, glue scrap leaves along entire back to hide mechanics of wire.
- Place remaining materials into the planter, securing each stem with glue. Begin with tall thin sprays in back. Place shorter greenery toward front. Let spider plant and other foliage cascade over planter.
- Roll 2 large leaves and glue to secure to add texture into arrangement.
- Add scrap pieces of grapevine to fill.