So back to my box. This is a cigar box I bought at a flea market. This one happens to be a cool black wooden box. I did absolutely nothing to the box except pull the brand stickers off and smell the inside of the box...mmmmmm. Reminds me of my grandpa who smoked cigars back in the day.
Step 3. Now that the main anchor flower is secure and well supported with something, the back of the cluster looks like a hot mess. No worries! This is where the magic of embellishing comes into play. I pulled out the gorgeous weave trim that came in the main kit and used that to cover all that unsightly horror behind the flower. I tied a giant bow and glued it to cover up all the mess. The bow needs to be large enough to cover messes AND large enough to be taller than the anchor flower. It needs to be seen. I left long bow tails because they will be used to help cover messy areas. I secured my bow with dabs of glue to the anchor flower and I glued down the bow tails to the box. They can't flutter about if they are meant to cover messes.
Step 4. Start building the cluster. I like both sides of the cluster to resemble each other without being exactly the same. They don't need to have similar flowers but I think they need to be similar in color. I also like one side of the cluster to be slightly longer than the other, including the ribbon piece. I stray from symmetry. That's just me.
The cluster is pretty much done. I've added all the flowers and leaves that I care to add. To fill in the bare spots, I love to add snippets of stuff. In this case my "stuff" happens to be cheap floral berries cut apart and glued down.
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