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February 29, 2016


Cheryl Comfort

Girl... you crack me up.

Here is the secret to the floral tape. You tug on a little section at a time and that makes it sticky... then you stick it on itself and squeeze it and it almost melts into the previous piece of tape making everything secure. I can see in your photos that you can actually see the strips of tape. If you tug on it to make it sticky/melt onto itself, you won't see strips of tape anymore, it will appear as one long uniform color of "green" Make sure you pull it tight back onto itself when you start. You'll get it I'm confident in that! :-)

Karla Nathan

Cheryl, you make it sound easy, thanks! Great tips. I didnt quite do it that way...


These are beautiful, Karla! Great tip from Cheryl on the floral tape, too.

Karla Nathan

It sure was a helpful tip, Im looking forward to giving it a try, Terri.

Shannin Hamilton

Not for nothing. I have not mastered the tape thing myself, but I do agree with the tugging and wrapping, it does seem to melt into itself overall. However, I personally find that once I have tugged and twisted and wrapped obsessively, if you still notice those gapping areas that did not adhere to one another, if you take a little clear glue like Tacky Glue and dab a drop or two to the area of concern and then proceed to twist the stem while spreading the glue over the loose areas, it does actually stick pretty well.

I had to chuckle at your comment about when you first tried making the flowers. I did the exact same thing. Mine was about two weeks before having to regain and resume my life and go out into the light once again. However, this weekend is my Granddaughters dance competition and rather than buying flowers to give her at the end and them dying in a week or two, I decided to pull out the ol supplies and create flowers she can enjoy longer than a week and that cost me far less than a bouquet of roses. Plus I feel that she will enjoy these more because she is like her grandma and loves "stuff"! The first few things I gave her when I had finally got to see her again after a couple of years of being absent, I guess she took home and after two days of holding onto it for dear life, she wound up placing and replacing and yep, placing again. Rearranging it all to get it just right on the table next to her bed. So I cannot wait to find out where she keeps these!!! lol. Anyway, I decided to use the scraps to try and figure out some rose buds but am having difficulties with the larger outside petals and finding a pattern for them. Any suggestions would be awesome and appreciated.

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About Karla Nathan

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