Vibrant hues and deliverable
designs make for a spring sensations.
Designs by BJ Dyer, AIFD, AAF
Playing with Pattern
The technique of creating patterns on
clear glass vases with hot glue has numerous applications. Coordinate
with table linens or a design from a bride’s dress. Replicate the
pattern on invitations or message cards, or share it with caterers for
duplication in icing or sauce designs. Use the clearest glue possible,
and practice ahead of time to ensure a smooth bead. Simple, clean stems
and floating candles work best in these containers so as not to distract
from the pattern.
(Hippeastrums) courtesy of Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center;
Flair Top Vase and Cylinder Vases from Syndicate Sales; floating candles
from Armadilla Wax Works; Water Color (red) from Accent Décor; Glass
Cleaner from Design Master Color Tool; Oasis® Hot-Melt Glue from
Smithers-Oasis. To contact these companies, see “Product Source Guide”
on Page 105.