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While you are utilizing cord, double it and strength the guts folded element during the ball. Fold again 1 inch of cord on all of the free ends and tuck those up into the ball securely to maintain the twine in position. 2. position the oakmoss on a sheet of newspaper. Coat the ball in glue and roll it within the oakmoss until eventually it's thoroughly coated. permit to dry. three. manage the flora and spices over the oakmoss, utilizing lots of glue. four. Make a bow out of the velvet ribbon, utilizing a number of loops and lengthy streamers if wanted. connect the bow to the head or backside of the pomander. edition: upload a couple of drops of crucial oil in different locations over the skin. The oakmoss will act as a fixative. Refresh with oil every now and then. mixtures in your Pomander collection A collection B Rosebuds and petals (pink) Hibiscus plant life (maroon) superstar anise (brown) Calcitrippae vegetation (deep blue) Cloves (brown) Statice vegetation (pink/purple) French lavender (purple) Roman chamomile (cream) Everlastings (yellow) White cardamom seeds (cream) Malva plants (black) Uva-ursi leaves (green) MINIATURE TUSSIE MUSSIES tailored from natural Treasures Miniature tussie mussies make stylish vacation embellishes and are an ideal solution to use items of herbs and vegetation that experience damaged off from wreaths. What you will want Styrofoam 8-inch lengths of excellent cord Very small sprigs and items of flora, herbs, and spices Glue slim width of lace strong white paper Florists tape brief size of ¼-inch vast ribbon 1. minimize a bit of Styrofoam in regards to the measurement of a nickel. Double a size of twine and push the folded middle element throughout the heart of the Styrofoam circle to make a deal with. depart approximately an inch of the unfastened ends sticking out from the ground (see determine 1). Thread the wire below the wireloop on best of the styrofoam, and tie it off to make a loop deal with. determine 1 2. Push the stems of the herbs into the Styrofoam. when you've got one, use a unmarried, tiny rosebud within the heart. Use glue to hitch any herb, spice, or flower that doesn’t have a robust stem. Use unmarried florets of rosebuds, statice, tansy, or different flower to make a tiny bouquet at the Styrofoam, filling within the areas with tiny complete cloves, tiny sprigs of baby’s breath, leaves of boxwood, or different tiny blossoms. permit to dry. determine 2 three. Wrap the lace round the base of the tussie mussie, lower to slot, and glue round the area. disguise the ground with a outfitted circle of white paper, first snipping off any stem ends that could protrude. four. Wrap jointly the 2 unfastened ends of the twine with florist’s tape. Then end off with a tiny bow of ribbon in an identical or complementary colour. (Figure 2) PRESSED HERB decoration tailored from natural Treasures As herbs bloom, keep the tiny blossoms and some leaves. Press and dry those snippets to exploit during this splendidly stylish and gentle vacation decoration. What you'll want Pressed and dried small cuttings from herb vegetation (good offerings are thyme, sage, lavender, marjoram, rue, hyssop, the person florets of chive and bee balm, and the smaller leaves of bay and costmary) 2 microscope slides obvious glue stitching needle or pin ⅛-inch huge satin or grosgrain ribbon 1.