I recently gave this creation to a friend as a birthday gift. However, I did not follow the instructions or original creation exactly. I also failed to take pictures because I'm lame. :(
For starters, I used a clear vase, placed colored glass beads at the bottom, put in my floral foam and then filled the vase with potpourri. When it came to the bubblegum flowers, I alternated different gauges and types of wire from 16-20 ga and the way I attached the cellophane and the bubble gum. For some I used floral tape, some green electrical tape and others I just wound wire around them and left them horizontal against the wire. For added support I wrapped the bubble gum flowers around incense sticks which also made them look like flowering vines.
My friend loved the gift & if I'm lucky hopefully it will still be around long enough for me to go back over and take a few pictures.
Why spend crazy money on decorations for your wedding or for fun? Try this instead!