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Handle treatments to make your nosegays breathtaking.
                

While the majority of attention in any nosegay is likely to be paid to the floral part of the design, the handle of such a fine piece should not be ignored. With just a few extra seconds, even a nosegay of standard carnations can be made fabulous when a bit of attention is paid to the handle.

HOW TO: Soak the foam part of the holder in a flower food solution, and arrange the carnations into the foam.


MATERIALS: “Twist in Gold” and “Hammered in Silver” Elegant Bouquet Holders from Smithers-Oasis; carnations from favorite supplier.


 

 

HOW TO: Arrange carnations into a straight-handled bouquet holder that has been soaked in a flower food solution. Insert the holder into the Posy Pocket.


MATERIALS: FloraShapes™ Bridal Bouquet Holder from Floralife, Inc.; Posy Pocket from Cameo MacGuffin; carnations from favorite supplier.


 

 

HOW TO: Arrange carnations into a straight-handled bouquet holder that has been soaked in a flower food solution. Secure the holder to the inside of the tussie-mussie with floral adhesive.


MATERIALS: FloraShapes™ Bridal Bouquet Holder and FloraGlu™ from Floralife, Inc.; bronze tussie-mussie with Rose Stand from S.N.K. Enterprises, Inc.; carnations from favorite supplier.


 

 

HOW TO: Arrange carnations into a straight-handled bouquet holder that has been soaked in a flower food solution. Then firmly push the holder through the elastic loop inside and down into the Bouquet Cozy.


MATERIALS: Petite Venus Straight Handle Bouquet Holder and Beaded Elegance Bouquet Cozy from Syndicate Sales; carnations from favorite supplier.


 

 

HOW TO: Arrange carnations into a straight-handled bouquet holder that has been soaked in a flower food solution. Wrap two bands of waterproof tape around carnation stems, and cover the tape with ribbon. Secure the handle of the holder into the center of the stems with floral adhesive.


MATERIALS: Petite Venus Straight Handle Bouquet Holder from Syndicate Sales; ribbon from Flowers, Inc. Balloons; Waterproof Tape and Floral Adhesive from Smithers-Oasis; carnations from favorite supplier.


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