Bells of Ireland

Wire and Tape

You need to wire and tape the small pieces of Bells of Ireland because the stem is so thick.  First tape a green 22 gauge wire with florist tape.

Create a hairpin hook at the top of the wire by bending it into shape with your fingers.

The bell shaped leaves branch out from the main stem.

Hook your taped wire over one of these branches, making sure that the wire won't slip out once taped to the shortened stem.

This is a typical way to wire many flowers and greenery stems, always securely keeping your mechanics in place.

Start at the top of the Bells of Ireland stem and wrap the florist tape down the wire, creating a new, slender stem for this piece of foliage.

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