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lasting keepsake

Featuring preserved, dried and permanent botanicals, this colorful pomander makes a vibrant matrimonial memento.

    Incorporating some of the season’s hottest hues, this lovely pomander features fresh-looking preserved roses in two captivating bicolor varieties. Permanent Bupleurum adds touches of lime-green, which continues to be a hot color for all seasons. The pomander is affordably created using a lightweight base of gathered tulle, making it comfortable for a flower girl to carry although it is equally suitable as a stylish alternative to a bridesmaid’s bouquet. A sheer ribbon, chosen for its stripes that coordinate with the two shades of orange tulle, makes a delightful handle. Flower gems and gold leaves contribute sparkle to the keepsake design.



MATERIALS: bicolor preserved roses from Mirsky; permanent Bupleurum from Sullivans; dried yarrow and tulle from favorite suppliers; ribbon from Lion Ribbon Co.; Lomey™ Gems Flowers and Oasis® Hot-Melt Glue from Oasis® Floral Products; Laser Leaves from Milton Adler Company.

 
HOW TO 1:
Make a multiloop bow with two colors of tulle. Tie the bow with a length of ribbon, forming a loop to serve as the handle.
  HOW TO 2:
Pull the loops of the tulle in random directions to “fluff” them into a round “pouf.”
  HOW TO 3:
Dip flowers into hot-melt (pan) glue, and secure them into the tulle base.
 

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