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Unfortunately I didn't get better photos of this before I gave it away, but this is a technique I haven't seen here before. The petals are cut from a wood dowel, soaked in hot water, and then wrapped around the neck of a wine bottle to dry. The newly curved petals are then glued together in pairs and then into layers. This particular flower had 2 layers, but you could use the method for any number of them (depending on how much patience you have). The stem is a bent bamboo skewer with a "button" cut from a dowel on the end. The petal layers are hung upside down on the stem+button when the glue is drying.

This was an unfinished prototype, but it sure made the recipient smile :)

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That is EXCELLENT!

I have to play around with that, see if I can get it to go.
 

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Yeah, that's really cool, yo! Thanks for the quick tutorial. You think it would work with old dried out Christmas trees?
 

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I have no idea if a Christmas tree would work… this is the only one I've made so far. The petals were cut from poplar and soaked at least overnight until they were pliable. A few of them snapped on me; you just have to be careful when wrapping them around your curved object. Have fun!
 

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Great project to do. I will go a step further and put one of these on top of a box. Just have to make a box and a flower. Not enough time to have all this fun.
 

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Looks really pretty. Like the curved petals. It will surely live longer than the fresh ones. Great job!
 
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