bulb blow-out

Like a warm gust of wind, these springtime delights blow away the winter blues.
Designs by Talmage McLaurin, AIFD

    Shortly after the start of every new year, when those first sprouts begin peeking through the soil, there’s no doubt that spring is soon to come. In the meantime, and beyond, give your customers what they long for—a fresh breath of spring!

nesting instinct
    Resembling a wondrous garden that has sprung to life of its own accord, this flower-infused moss basket seems the perfect hiding place for secret springtime treasures.


MATERIALS:
Hydrangeas, hyacinths, glory lilies (Gloriosas), and Hypericum courtesy of the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center; Berzelia from favorite supplier; moss basket from Autograph Foliages; Moss Wire from Knud Nielsen Company; wooden eggs from crafts store.
 

HOW TO:
Coil “moss”-covered wire into a nest shape. Tuck the mossy “nest” into the basket, and fill it with eggs.
 

Click here to download the bird template.

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