Gathering the Final Touches
It's always fun to add a few non-flower components to dress up the
artificial flower bouquet. This is a part the kid crafters like to do.
I usually add a few artificial butterflies, small artificial birds, plastic
snails, etc. to give the floral bouquet some character.
These items are added once the acrylic water has totally hardened.
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Placement of Non-flower Enhancements
The image above shows how flowers might look with a few colorful plastic
insects placed throughout. If you decide to use a few artificial insects and
or small birds, choose ones whose colors augment the floral arrangement. Usually only
a few of these are needed.
Dress up Beads
I like to make a collar of decorative ribbon and faceted beads to dress up my
bouquets, like the one shown above.
You can purchase beads that are letters of the alphabet, and string
the proper letters down one of the ribbon lengths to spell the name of
the recipient of a gift floral bouquet.
For this collar to work, you need a vase like the one pictured on the
Flowers home page that has a neck thinner than the body.
The Finished Bouquet
Congratulations. If you've followed these steps then you've created for
yourself a beautiful bouquet of flowers of your choice.
You've used your artistic talents to flush out the floral arrangement with
extras that give it character, and have a creation that reflects your
skills and tastes.
And you have a bouquet that never needs care or watering, that can be put away, and pulled out later to reveal the same level of beauty it had the day it was made.
Pictured above is an arrangement, completed following these steps, that displays the fall colors.