Ask Holly: Random Acts of Daffodilness

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)

If you want spring to come now this is what we are going to do: we will ban together as a community. We will hot glue silk daffodils to surfaces we never dreamed possible and the warmer tempatures will come. We’ll stop that winter spring snow from coming. The sun will shine the flowers will bloom and all will be well in Baristaville.

To make spring come faster this is what you will need:

  • Straw wreath form 12′-18″
  • 3-4 bunches of silk daffodils
  • A warm tempature glue gun
  • Yellow satin ribbon

Pull the daffodils of the stems.  If they have long stems attached to the bases cut the stems short with a scissors. Hot glue the daffodils around the wreath top first in a staggard pattern and thend then fill in around the sides and in any bare spot on the front or sides. To finish the wreath off for a door add about three 2 1/2′ strips of satin ribbon glued or wired to the back-bottom part of the wreath.

You can also hot glue daffodils to syrofoam balls to create topiaries. Use straight sticks for trunks and insert them into pots packed tightly with soil and top with green moss.

Questions? Just Ask Holly in comments.

All supplies availible at A.C. Moore

4 Comments

  1. POSTED BY krissy  |  April 01, 2011 @ 5:38 am

    Love love love! Now if only the weather would cooperate, then my Spring Fever would be in full gear. Are these snow/ ice proof if I hang it on my front door?

  2. POSTED BY cindylouoneill  |  April 06, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    What a great and simple idea!

  3. POSTED BY yumyum  |  May 22, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    The yellow topiaries are great. If you get tired of them, let me know!

  4. POSTED BY fran liscio  |  February 26, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Hi Holly, I love looking at your past posts, just in case I missed something. This one, for example! I somehow missed this wonderful post the first time around, and now I am all psyched to give it a try. I’ll let you know the results. Any good suggestions for where you buy your silk flowers? I have been searching for a place to buy them without the stems. It would be great to have silk flowers that are just flat on the bottom, it would be so much easier to glue them down. I once made a great lampshade with silk flowers that I cut off a fake silk flowering vine. They were a lot easier because the ‘stems’ were just think green paper coated wire.

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