how to freeze wishes for future use…

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the childhood impulse to blow these dandelion seeds to the four winds still lives within me. I’m grateful for that. I like the feeling of hope showings it’s shining face. I picked these at their peek & sprayed them with high gloss varnish. i let their stems dry in the sun, on my windowsill. ย I have collected 7 now & they stand tall in a glass vase in my kitchen, under my disco ball.

now, walking in the room is akin to traveling back in time to a place were hope & joy was everywhere.

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  1. Theresa Theisen says:

    I can’t wait to do this tomorrow!!! I am redecorating my bathroom and just had a sign made “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true.” with a dandelion and some seeds flying above the writing โค

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Theresa…what i didn’t think of was that the stems need to dry, so after that first try, i hung them upside down until the stems were stiffer. However, they are not strong enough to support the dandelion w/ varnish on them up. So i put them in a vase that supported the fluff. Just thought you should know! ~amy

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      1. Theresa Theisen says:

        I was going to figure that out today!! lol I used crystal clear enamel spray paint and that helps with the seeds but I went to look at them today and the stems are all flimsy lol. I’ll try hanging upside down or maybe a kabob skewer will fit in the stem to make it stand…

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      2. Amy Saab says:

        OH, Brilliant idea! A kabob skewer, i will try that too! Thanks. ~amy

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  2. What a lovely idea .. I was thinking of you today

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  3. tmezpoetry says:

    Now I’m not crafty at all, but that is a very cool idea.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Tammy, i don’t think spraying varnish over dandelion seeds would be considered a craft. ๐Ÿ™‚ i didn’t do anything but freeze what was already beautiful. I hope you do it. It looks amazing when the sunlight passes through. ~amy

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  4. Maverick ~ says:

    Good idea if I can keep from blowing them before spraying. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. What a lovely idea!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Lovely is perfect. when the sunlight passes by the window, the light is extraordinary viewed through the dandelion seeds. I highly recommend this for those that made tons of wishes as a kid. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~amy

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  6. smilecalm says:

    yes, they’re
    in there,
    somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Many thanx for your hint using the varnish spray. Now I’ll have to try it. Peace.

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  8. loisajay says:

    You and me both–much to the dismay of my dad! I never thought of spraying them. Such a great idea, Amy.

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