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A birch-branch-covered wire easel adds beauty, unity and value to this glorious sympathy tribute.

Showcased on a distinctive branch-covered easel, this classic composition of novel green carnations and fragrant white stocks achieves an all-natural ambience. And the lovely foliar accents of variegated Pittosporum are positioned for importance equal to that of the flowers rather than as just a background or filler material.

With light sprays of flat white paint, the birch branches that camouflage a utilitarian wire easel become even more unified with the flowers and foliage, which are arranged into a floral foam wreath form, ensuring maximum longevity. This heartfelt expression of sympathy is a lovely tribute for one who had an abiding connection with nature.

MATERIALS: Never-Wilt® Deluxe Snap-Fit 18-inch Wreath from The John Henry Company; birch branches from Knud Nielsen Company; Flat White paint from Design Master Color Tool; easel, stocks, carnations and variegated Pittosporum from favorite suppliers.

Bind birch branches to the
easel with paddle wire.
Spray the branches with a
light coat of flat white paint.
Hang the wreath on the hook at the top of the easel.

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