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Carnation Flowers

Extract from The Flower Recipe Book • By Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo • Published by Artisan


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20 mins

Carnation Recipe 2:On Its Own
50 to 75 minicarnations, in assorted colors

Embroidery or lei-making needle
Monofilament or waxed thread

Posted by Workman Published See Workman's 24 projects » © 2021 Alethea Harampolis / Artisan · Reproduced with permission. · Excerpted from THE FLOWER RECIPE BOOK by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2013. Photographs by Paige Green.

You Will Need

  • Step 1

    Snip the blooms from their stems, keeping the green base of each flower intact. Thread the needle with the desired length of thread.

  • Step 2

    Insert the needle into the first bloom through the center of the petal side, so that it comes out in the middle of the green base. Add the next few blooms, varying the colors.

  • Step 3

    Pull the blooms all the way down the thread, leaving enough thread on the end to hang the completed garland.

  • Step 4

    Continue the process until all the blooms have been strung and the garland reaches the desired length.

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