Raffia and Daisies Arrangement
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Raffia and Daisies Arrangement

Nothing spreads cheer like flowers and this sunny bunch is sure to please. Permanent botanicals, available in countless colors, make this an everlasting mood booster!

Designed by Diane Flowers for The Dow Chemical Company

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Ball- 6"
  • Gerbera Daisies: Three Yellow; Five White; Eight Pink
  • Green Reindeer Moss- Small Amount
  • Raffia, One Spool Each: Pink, Yellow and Orange
  • Light Pink Tissue Paper- Two Sheets
  • Serrated Knife
  • Candle Stub or Paraffin
  • Ruler
  • Disposable Bowl and Spoon
  • Scissors
  • Floral Pins
  • Wire Cutters
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Thick, White Craft Glue
  • Mini Adhesive Dots
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin and cut thin slice from bottom of foam ball so it stands upright.


Step: 2

Mix one part white glue with two parts water in disposable bowl. Tear tissue paper into small pieces. Dip pieces into glue/water mixture and press to foam ball, completely covering surface, allowing pieces to wrinkle and overlap. Let dry.


Step: 3

Beginning and ending at top of ball, wrap all three raffia colors around it, securing ends with floral pins and glue gun. Trim excess. Pin raffia at bottom of ball, as well, using only two pins to keep bottom as flat as possible.


Step: 4

Use glue gun to glue bits of moss to any exposed floral pins at top of ball. Carefully place adhesive dots under individual raffia pieces on sides of ball to secure.


Step: 5

Use wire cutters to trim floral stems up to 6" long. Refer to photo and insert flowers into center top of foam ball in pleasing arrangement.


Tips

If you’re pressed for time, you can streamline this design by substituting a patterned tissue paper for the raffia. The patterned tissue paper will add interest and texture on its own; follow the instructions in Step: 3 to apply the patterned tissue paper, and then skip Step: 4.