- Covered florist wire: 22- or 24-gauge
- Bush of croton leaves
- Margarintum bush
- Five 26" flame poppy sprays
- Two 28" dried brown heather sprays
- Two 36" yellow Asiatic tiger lilies
- 37" green mini berry spray
- Glue gun, hot-melt glue sticks
DIRECTIONS: Refer to photo.
1. Choose 5 or 6 of the largest margarintum. Cut to desired length.
2. Roll top of the leaf halfway down the stem to form a loop, leaving a 2" tail with color facing out.
3. Cut off open poppy bloom at the joint, leaving a long stem.
4. Cut tallest tiger lily at the stem joint; remove lower foliage.
5. Cut mini berry spray into 6 pieces.
6. Remove foliage from croton bush.
7. Gather all flowers to form a bouquet.
8. Wrap wire around top of stem bundle. Glue to secure.
9. Glue margarintum loops to the wire holding the bouquet. The tails will hide the wire & form an attractive handle.
10. Glue croton leaves between margarintum loops to fill void.
11. To add texture, use foliage from lilies.