Wire Egg-Basket Vases

Wire Egg-Basket Vases

Perfect for spring holidays and always reusable, this wire egg basket looks great as a dining-table centerpiece, in an entrance hall or on a kitchen counter.
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Materials

  • Spanish moss
  • Wire-egg basket
  • Glass container smaller than egg basket, but similar shape
  • Plastic wrap
  • 1 tsp. of chlorine bleach
  • Cellophane tape
  • Flower cutters or sharp knife
  • Various "wildflower meadow" blooms in bright, pure spring colors such as mums, statice, mini daffodils, hyacinth, button poms, sweetheart and open garden roses, snowball bush, asters, etc.

Instructions

step 1 Soak moss and squeeze out excess moisture.
step 2 Push the moss into the edges of the egg container until it is forced through the wire mesh. Continue until the entire container is covered.
step 3 Push the glass container (which will be used for the flower arrangement) into the center of the moss and fill in any space between the moss and glass container with Saran™ Premium Wrap until container is snug.
step 4 Fill the container 2/3 full with water. Add a teaspoon of chlorine bleach to keep the water fresh.
step 5 Use cellophane tape to form a grid on the top of the glass container to resemble a "tic-tac-toe" design. This will help keep the flowers in place.
step 6 Start inserting the multibloom flowers such as the snowball bush at the outer edge of the container.
step 7 Follow with the larger blooms (daffodils, mums) and finally the largest blooms (open roses). Complete arrangement by tucking in smaller flowers (asters and sweetheart roses) in any area that needs filling in.
step 8 Finish by inserting green leaves from the flowers into outer edge, then tuck remainder of moss over edge of container so it appears to be growing out of the moss.
step 9 Remember to keep glass container full of water and mist moss at least once a day to keep fresh and green.
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6/11/2013 , 
Carol  P.
I agree with the first comment about the bleach. Always better to suggest Flower food packet from any florist or grocery chain that sells flowers. I am a florist and too much bleach will also bleach out the color in the flowers.
4/3/2012 , 
Jane  A.
In your example you explain to use 1 teaspoon of chlorine bleach. I don't see the size of the container to develop a ration. Please provide the ratio of bleach to water. Thank you.
9/11/2008 , 
Frances  D.
very pretty. Always need new ideas

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