Picking up where we left off in the first part of our tutorial on how to make your one Craspedia Bouquet…
Step 3: Get your glue on.
This is pretty easy. One by one, take a skewer and put a generous amount of glue on the sharp end. Take the glue-covered end and place a wool felt ball on top of it.
Twist the ball a few times to ensure the glue is evenly distributed. Set aside to dry.
**If you are concerned about the glue showing once it has dried, feel free to use a glue that says “clear dry”. I have had no issues with the Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue, though. It just takes longer to dry clear than other brands.
Step 4: Dry and arrange.
Fortunately, this project does not require a long wait-time for the glue to dry. That being said, it is wise to place your flowers in a wide-mouth jar or other container where they have ample space to dry without touching each other. I used a mason jar to dry the painted skewers first, and then again when letting the glue dry on the flowers themselves.
When your flowers are completely dry, please arrange them how you would like them in your favorite vase or jar. This is where cutting the skewers at the beginning will come in handy. The variance in heights really makes the bouquet extra special.
I Took photos of my bouquet in a few different vases and vessels.
The vase in this photograph was detailed with gold paint. I took a glass vase, masking tape, and gold paint, and painted the bottom part of the vase for a regal look.
You could even get crazy and do colorful felt balls in an empty growler like I did with this bouquet…
Good luck with your creations!