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Make a Drink Coaster of Dried Flowers

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

One unique idea of bringing Mother Nature into your home by way of a drink coaster is by picking some flowers in your garden and drying them to use for your project. It won’t cost you any money and you can have a wide variety of coasters to use for different occasions. They will also make the perfect gift to give to your family and friends. Since flowers can take as long as three weeks to dry, you can pick a selection of them and then choose the ones you want to use for making the coasters.

You will need to have a thick book in which you press the flowers you are going to use for each drink coaster. Use tissue paper for spreading the flowers on, but don’t let the flowers touch each other. Cover the flowers with more tissue, newspaper and cardboard that you have cut in the same size as that of the book you intend to use. Lay the book on top of the flowers and let sit for two or three weeks. If you don’t grow your own flowers you can bypass this step in by purchasing dried flowers at a craft store or by purchasing flowers from a garden center that you can dry.

Once the flowers are dry, you are ready to proceed to the next step of making your own beverage coasters. You do need to purchase panes of glass that measure 4 inches by 4 inches because this is the standard size of a drink coaster. You will also need to have clear glue and heavy aluminum foil tape. Use regular glass cleaner to clean the panes of glass and the edges. Arrange the flowers in whatever way you wish and lay them on one pane of glass and cover the flowers with another. Apply the glue to all four edges of the coaster.

Take strips of the aluminum foil tape and carefully apply this along the glued edges. Make sure you cover the four edges of the drink coaster and cut off any extra edges to give you a smooth finish. When the glue dries, you can remove the tape to have glorious dried flower coasters. The glass will not harm your furniture unless you drop it, in which case it will shatter. You can leave the coaster as it is so that either side can be placed under a glass or you can apply a cork or rubber backing to one of the sides as a way of protecting the surface of the table.

Fresh Flowers Online Order

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Do you want to send flowers to your near and dear ones at distant places? If yes, then you are surely confused how to send flowers to them to show your love and affection towards them. In that case, online flower store has come up as blessing in disguise. You can consider online florists for your flowers need. Online florists have several contacts with local florists in various cities or town, therefore they can easily send flowers in various cities of the world. Wherever you are in the world, just browse the Internet and search numerous sites for your flowers requirement.

Buying fresh flowers online is a good idea since you can browse the net for flower shops that get their shipment directly from the growers. Placing an order with these people will result in your getting the freshest flowers always since they are delivered to you directly within 24 hours of being cut. With this short lead time, your flowers arrive fresher, look better, and last longer.

One of the major advantages of online flower store is that you don’t need leave comfort of your home as you can easily access them through just few clicks. All you need is a computer or a laptop with the Internet connection to access the website. You can easily order online and they will place your order at the preferred place and time. The ease and comfort of shopping online makes it an obvious choice for customers. For all your flower needs, is the online florist and flower shop of choice. It offers fresh flowers, roses, fruit baskets gifts, balloons, floral decorations, bridal shower, bar/bat mitzvah and more.

It is really important to spend some time to do research on online florists. Florists should be reputed and should have some clients’ testimonials on there website. Some online florists guarantee that they will send flowers by next of the order and send only fresh flowers. Therefore, it is advisable for you to find cost effective and reliable online florists.