The problem is that they can't be immersed in water or the wires could rust, the florist's tape could get soggy and fall off, and any ribbon or other accessories could get ruined. I tried several options and here are the results:
This is what I did:
- I started with a clean, sturdy makeup brush.
- I brushed the flowers, carefully, but thoroughly. Sometimes this is all you need, and the brush can be used on bows, trim, and just about anything else that might be in the arrangement, but sometimes it's still not good enough.
- My flowers were still dusty, so I sprayed the brush with window cleaner and went at them again. That did the trick. I would NOT recommend spraying the flowers directly, but you can saturate the brush and work the cleaner into the flowers that way.
Seed beads are also good for other crafts and jewelry making. Here are all the seed bead listings on OLA. The Christmas ornament is really cute.
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