*** Winter 2019 Update ***
The reeds were moved to the center of the store and reduced in size, then were trimmed with paper-pulp bells and holiday berries.
Cardboard tubes were painted white for a clean, neutral look.
The tubes were then treated with layers of joint compound and perlite to create texture.
The textured tips were dipped in gold paint for an elegant finish.
To create the suspended blooms, egg cartons were painted and vellum sheets were dyed in corresponding colors. The cartons were cut into flowers and the vellum paper was die-cut into circles which became cones. All were strung up with monofilament.
The previous "Frozen Nature" display was used as the base for Suspended Blooms. The holiday greenery was removed from the plexiglass rods, which were then painted to transform the icicle look into flower stems.