Spray of wooden flowers

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Project by Bob Collins posted 04-26-2008 09:07 AM 1334 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is something different I tried when between projects. I saw photos of flowers done by Pat Sherman
and Cathy Krumrei and asked how they were made. Both ladies willingly gave me information and then I downloaded Cathy’s book “FOREVER FLOWERS” and found this an easy to follow guide to creating flowers.
Made from a bit of green or semi green stick, a bit of paint and your imagination and you can create something
that makes a good present. Easy to make a dozen flowers while having a cuppa break.
These wooden flowers were new in our area and soon started to sell allowing me to buy more tools, every
woodworkers dream. For those that are interested, the book “FOREVER FLOWERS” can be purchased from

There are many ways to display these flowers. Pic 2. A blackwood background (any wood can be used) a piece of tree branch, flowers and two hand carved butterflies. (Butterflies can be purchased from a hobby shop if different type wanted.)

Pic. 3. A free standing arrangement or can be wall mounted. Let the imagination run free..


-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 04-26-2008 01:34 PM

Very nice. is it shavings glued together. That would be my guess.

-- JJohn

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-26-2008 01:36 PM


This is beautiful. They are so realistic. I can see why they sell so well.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 04-26-2008 01:55 PM

Hi JJohn, thats what I thought when I first saw them. I was curious enough to ask about them.
I think both Cathy and Pat are members here, they could explain better. I found Cathy’s book was easy to follow.

Hi Scott, I only hope the novelty doesn’t wear off. Need more tools.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 04-26-2008 03:22 PM

well bob you did real well with the flowers. and guys they are shaved from a tree branch. lot of fun. a bit of spray paint and viola. flowers. add a wire or a skewer for a stem and yo ugot a spray of flowers.

bob was a good student.

-- pat,ohio...

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#5 posted 04-26-2008 04:23 PM


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#6 posted 04-26-2008 04:42 PM

They look fantastic to me!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 04-26-2008 05:03 PM

VERY NICE!!! Where can you but the book? FOUND IT:

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#8 posted 04-26-2008 09:05 PM

Beautiful flowers. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

Please consider being a donor. Thanks!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 04-27-2008 02:47 PM

Bob, I’m so happy that your flowers were a big hit! Always fun to sale something you created. It’s amazing how people can’t believe they are made from wood..till they touch them! Thanks Bob for posting your beautiful flowers!

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 04-28-2008 04:10 AM

Thaks again to all above. The book “FOREVER FLOWERS” had fully explained and easy to follow instructions. Even a mere male could do them.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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