Bales of Beauty

Skill Level: Beginner

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  • Straw Bales:
    • 5"
    • 12"
    • 18”
  • Large Fall Floral Mixed Bush
  • Silk Leaves
  • Silk Berry Stems
  • Coordinating Ribbons


  • Floral Pins
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Wire Cutters


  1. Cut the stems from the large floral mixed bush and begin inserting them into the top of the 18” bale, creating a cascading arrangement across the top and down one side as shown.  For a more permanent arrangement, add low-temp glue to the stem before inserting it into the bale.  Embellish the bale even further by attaching ribbon streamers using floral pins.  Attach leaves and berry stems throughout the arrangement, using low-temp glue to secure.
  2. Insert silk stems into the bale across the top and down the front corner of the 12” bale as shown.  Embellish in the same way using ribbons, leaves, and berries.
  3. Create smaller bale decorations using the 5” bales.  Decorate them in coordinating fall flowers, ribbons, and leaves using low-temp glue to secure.  Extra bales are the perfect accent.  Try tying a simple ribbon around a bale or stack a few together.

Tip:  FloraCraft straw is reusable – at the end of the season, remove the decorations and mulch them into your garden or flower beds for healthier soil in the spring.


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