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Blanketed with Grace

Lovely mesh fabric highlighted with delicate blossoms complements a soft-pink casket spray.

Created in almost reverse fashion to call attention to the flower-outlined “blanket” that drapes from it, this glorious casket spray is a fitting tribute for a woman who appreciated the beauty of flower gardens. It features an array of textures in a gardeny mix comprising mainly soft pinks.
The blanket is created from gold mesh fabric, which, with a rectangular hole cut in it, is laid on top of the floral-foam-filled casket saddle. Fresh Hydrangea petals cover strips of tape at the bottom of the delicate blanket. A single stem of Hydrangeas is tucked among the other flowers to carry the cool blue hue of the blanket’s petals into the overall design.

Design by Patrick Wages

MATERIALS: ArtMesh® fabric from ArtMesh; Never-Wilt® Single Casket Saddle from The John Henry Company; Oasis® Waterproof Tape from Smithers-Oasis; Tack 2000 spray adhesive from Design Master Color Tool; ‘Orlando’ roses and ‘Lydia’ spray roses from California Pajarosa; larkspurs, asters, snapdragons and Veronicas from Flores Silvestres S.A.; Hydrangeas, Genista and heather from favorite suppliers.

 
HOW TO 1:
Cut a piece of mesh fabric to
the desired size. Cut a
rectangular hole in the center
of the mesh to fit over the
brick of floral foam. Fasten the
mesh to the saddle with
waterproof tape.
HOW TO 2:
Secure two strips of
waterproof tape to the bottom
of the mesh to give it weight
and to provide a solid surface
on which to adhere Hydrangea
florets.
 
HOW TO 3:
Spray the backsides of Hydrangea florets with adhesive, and press them onto the tape strip in an overlapping manner.

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