Strawflower Love

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This was a little project I had in mind for some time. At our local CSA there was a lovely flower patch often frequented by me and my girls. Each week we went home with a collection of flowers to display. This was the first time I had seen a strawflower. It was just like the name, stiff and dry like straw but with striking colours, mostly in oranges, reds and pinks. I loved it! Because it is naturally so dry, it’s perfectly suited for preservation. After sitting in a jar on my desk for a year, my collected blossoms finally got to “show their colours”.

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I found a simple frame at the local art store, grabbed my hot glue gun and got to work arranging and fitting them all in. The design reminded me of a wall mount succulent display and I loved the irregularity of the flowers within the uniformity of the frame. Such a simple and quick project. I added a hanger on the back and it was ready to go. Because I had fallen in love with these flowers I found some seeds of my own and grew a little patch in the garden this summer. We’ve been collecting the blossoms and setting them aside to make more pictures. It’s quite a tall plant and there’s much more greenery than flowers but it’s worth it for these little gems!

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I hope you love them as much as I do!

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