Miscellany

Vintage Americana Arrangement

for  Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

size: 21" tall

Materials

  • Ball Quart Wide-Mouth Jar (Loew-Cornell)
  • Melissa Frances Self-Adhesive Vintage Flag Label (Heart & Home, Inc.), 3”x6”
  • STYROFOAM Brand Gentle Grip Green Dry Floral Foam Mug Plug (FloraCraft), 2-5/8”x3-3/4”
  • Spanish Moss (FloraCraft), 2 oz. pkg.
  • Artificial items: berry stems: blue wild, 22” tall; red wild, 22” tall; ivory wild daisy stem, 24” tall; raspberry picks, 6” tall, three
  • Ribbon, 3/8”, 1 yd.: red/blue stitching; navy

Tools

  • Craft Bond Tacky Glue (Elmer’s)
  • Heavy-duty floral cutter
  • 1. Glue foam mug plug into jar.
  • 2. Trim daisy stem to 20" length. Insert stems into foam, tallest to shortest, as follows: red wild berry; blue wild berry; daisy. Bend branches as desired.
  • 3. Use table knife to push down moss to completely cover foam.
  • 4. Insert raspberry pick into foam, placing them at front center of arrangement.
  • 5. Remove backing from vintage label and adhere to jar.
  • 6. Tie ribbon lengths together around jar.
  • More
  • 1. Use different colored berries for other seasons, changing ribbon to match.
  • 2. Fill with multicolored flowers and apply a colorful label or butterfly and bird stickers onto jar.
  • 3. Gather autumn pods from a nature walk and fill jar with pod stems and colorful leaves.