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A glorious “collar” of tulip petals showcases a party presentation of daffodils.

A simple rectangular vase holds a creative composition with high perceived value but low cost of materials. The value is in the artistry of creating a composite flower from tulip petals, which are glued onto a ribbon flange that is spray painted to match the petals. This interesting ruffled “collar” holds two daffodils (Narcissi) in its center, their long stems contrasting the shallow glass container. The off-center placement of the flowers adds an interesting touch to the design, which, because of the short lifespan of the flowers, is perfect as a composite centerpiece that could double as a take-home party favor.

MATERIALS: daffodils and tulips from the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center; Tack 2000 Spray Adhesive and Orange Colortool Spray from Design Master; Oasis® Clear Tape from Smithers-Oasis; vase from favorite supplier.

Design by Christina M. Burton, AIFD

Spray paint a ribbon flange
orange to blend with the
colors of the tulip petals.
Remove the petals from
tulips, and glue them onto
the flange in an overlapping
manner with spray adhesive.
Bind daffodils with clear tape, and insert the bound stems into the center of the petal-adorned flange.

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