design TECHNIQUE

a tangled web

Barren branches laden with spooky “spider webbing” suggest a haunted Halloween sentiment.

    Despite the cheery florals arranged within, an eerie chill sweeps through the room when this ominous arrangement is delivered or placed upon a party table. While the range of striking fall tones make it suitable for autumn, this composition becomes truly terrifying with the addition of barren branches covered with webbing.

    Although faux webbing is available, this example is more like the real spidery silk because it’s made from hot-melt (pan) glue, a similarly sticky substance. Using a simple technique, gobs of hot-glue, adhered to two blocks of plastic foam, are dabbed together and then pulled and stretched apart. The sticky strands are then wound around the branches to complete the frightful effect.


MATERIALS:
lilies, carnations, Eryngiums, Hypericum and birch branches from favorite suppliers; Oasis® Hot-Melt Glue from Oasis® Floral Products; Biodegradable Planter from Pots Company.

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