Post # 1
So I bought supplies today to make my own dried flower crown. The flowers I purchased are small white flowers. I am going to hot-glue them (tiny dabs) onto a covered wire (not sure what the type of wire is called but it’s for florals, it’s pretty thick and is covered with some sort of dark brown raffia to mimick wood.) The flowers are relatively sturdy but a few have crumbled a bit if I bump them too hard. I bought matte mod podge sealent spray and am wondering if I spray the whole crown when I’m done with it, will it help the flower petals to stay on? Anyone have experience with this?
Post # 2
That sounds lovely. Hopefully someone will chime in on this. Do you have a picture to show us?:)
Post # 3
secretbee33: Since a lot of paint/sealers are water based, they will eventually cause the dried flowers to droop as they re-asborb the water.
I’ve had some luck with very cheap aquanet superhold hairspray and some oil-based sealers. But the hairspray is far, far easier. Spray a thin all over coat, wait 1-3 minutes, spray again, and again, and again. Test the hold until bits don’t fall off.
With some dried flowers, no amount of hairspray works and you need to move up to the sealer.
Post # 4
lisa_may: I haven’t made it yet but these are the flowers: http://www.curiouscountrycreations.com/dried-starflower-decorative-strawflower-p-632.html?cPath=99&number_of_uploads=0. So they are a bit delicate!
wabanzi: I hadn’t thought of that – maybe I should return the sealent haha. The hairspray is an excellent idea, thank you!