of the month
A cutesy “cottontail” creation sends cheery
by Christina M. Burton, AIFD
This adorable bunny design can serve as both a gift for kids
and a gift that kids give to parents, grandparents, teachers and
other beloved family and friends. In addition, its construction
is so simple, it can be completed in just a few minutes.
The easy assembly starts with a straw basket. Despite its
flexible form, the basket makes a sturdy receptacle when
stabilized by a casual tie of ribbon, which also serves as a
handsome bow tie for the google-eyed carnation hare. A plastic
liner filled with floral foam, placed inside the basket,
provides a water source for the foliage and fluffy standard
carnation, which is easily bedecked with charming facial
features and chenille-stem ears.
1 standard carnation, 5 Galax leaves, 1⁄4 stem Camellia, 11⁄2
yards of ribbon, 2 bump chenille stems, google eyes, small
pompon, raffia and straw basket from favorite suppliers;
Floratape® Stem Wrap from Alcan Packaging; Oasis® Floral
Adhesive from Smithers-Oasis; Glue Dots® from burton + BURTON.
the basket’s lid to its base with
adhesive dots. Place a
foam-filled plastic liner inside the basket. Arrange Galax and
Camellia foliage to
cover the foam. Secure the entire “package” with a casual tie of ribbon, to hold all the materials in place.
bump chenille stems to form ears.
Tape the ends together with
stem wrap. Apply floral adhesive to the taped end, and insert it
into the carnation, between the petals and the calyx.
the carnation into the foam, positioned so the bloom rests atop
the bow. Apply goggle eyes, nose and raffia whiskers with floral
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