Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6613

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>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY WITH THE BEST OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES IN TODAY'S ACTIVE WORLD. WITH YOUR HOST, SHERYL BORDEN. >> WELCOME TO "CREATIVE LIVING" TODAY. WE'RE GOING TO LEARN HOW TO CREATE AN ALL-WHITE TROPICAL CENTERPIECE AND DEMONSTRATE USING DUCT TAPE TO MAKE ROSETTES, WHICH CAN THEN BE USED ON PURSES, CLOTHING, JEWELRY, AND EVEN SHOES. ONE OF MY GUESTS IS CASEY SCHWARTZ, AND SHE'S A FLORAL DESIGNER AND CO-OWNER OF FLOWER DUET IN REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA. CASEY'S GOING TO SHOW HOW TO USE ALL-WHITE FLOWERS TO CREATE A CLEAN, MONOCHROMATIC LOW CENTERPIECE. THIS CENTERPIECE IS GOOD ANY TIME OF THE YEAR OR AS A WINTER WHITE ARRANGEMENT. TODAY, SHE'S GOING TO USE MINI CALLAS AND WHITE ANTHURIUM, ALONG WITH WHITE LILY GRASS AND WHITE TEA LEAVES. WE'LL BEGIN THE SHOW TODAY WITH MARISA PAWELKO, AND SHE'S A CRAFTER AND DESIGNER FROM WINFIELD, ILLINOIS. MARISA WILL SHOW HOW TO MAKE DUCT TAPE ROSETTES USING NONSTICK CUTTING TOOLS AND ROLLS AND SHEETS OF DUCT TAPE. THESE ROSETTES CAN BE MADE IN DIFFERENT SIZES, USING A VARIETY OF COLORS AND PATTERNS, AND THEY'RE GREAT FOR EMBELLISHING. SHE HAS A SPECIAL LAYERING TECHNIQUE FOR CREATING OUTLINED EFFECTS WITH DUCT TAPE SHEETS. HER BUSINESS IS MODERN SURREALIST. MARISA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE, AND I HAVE TO SAY, EVERY TIME I SEE YOU, WHETHER IT'S ON TELEVISION SOMEWHERE OR AT YOUR CRAFT SHOWS, YOU ALWAYS HAVE ALL THIS PRETTY, COLORFUL STUFF ON, AND YOU DESIGN THESE THINGS AND MAKE THEM. HOW DID YOU START DOING THIS? >> I DO ALL KINDS OF BRIGHT AND COLORFUL EASY PROJECTS, AND ACCESSORIZE YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR STYLE, SO ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE BEEN REALLY INTO LATELY HAS BEEN DUCT TAPE CRAFTS. >> WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT TO MAKE DUCT TAPE WITH CRAFTS, OTHER THAN TO TAPE THE BACK SIDE OF SOMETHING SO IT WOULDN'T COME LOOSE? 'CAUSE IT REALLY STICKS WELL. >> IT STICKS, AND IT'S SO STICKY. IT USUALLY IS KIND OF HARD TO WORK WITH. >> MM-HMM, BECAUSE IT RUINS SCISSORS. IT CAN JUST STICK TO THEM, AND THEN YOU FINALLY END UP THROWING THOSE SCISSORS AWAY. BUT NOW WE CAN SOLVE THAT PROBLEM, CAN'T WE? >> THESE ARE WESTCOTT BRAND SCISSORS, AND THESE ARE THE TITANIUM BONDED NONSTICK SCISSORS, SO THEY'RE GREAT FOR CUTTING STICKY STUFF. THEY NEVER GET STUCK. YOU CAN CUT STICKY-BACK VELCRO, DUCT TAPE, TAPE, YOU NAME IT. TRIMMING STICKY EDGES ON STUFF, AND SO THEY NEVER GET STICKY. THEY NEVER GET GUMMED UP. YOU NEVER HAVE TO CLEAN THEM, AND YOU NEVER EVEN HAVE TO SHARPEN THEM. >> OH, THAT'S GREAT. LAST A LIFETIME. AND THEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW WE HAVE TO HAVE LOTS OF PAIRS OF SCISSORS BECAUSE SOME OF US CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THINGS, SO YOU CAME UP WITH SUCH A CLEVER IDEA. IT'S CALLED A HOLSTER-- SCISSOR HOLSTER. >> YEAH. WELL, I'M SO IN LOVE WITH THESE SCISSORS, AND I WOULD NEVER WANT TO LOSE THEM, AND MY CRAFT ROOM GETS SO MESSY, IF I PUT SOMETHING DOWN, I CAN NEVER FIND IT AGAIN AMIDST THE PILES OF COLORFUL BOA AND TAPE AND ALL KINDS OF STUFF. >> I CAN IMAGINE. >> SO THIS WAY, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR SCISSORS HANDY ON YOUR HIP AT ALL TIMES, ACCESSIBLE AND SAFE. >> OH, YOU HAVE THEM ON A LITTLE BELT. >> YEAH, AND I EVEN MADE THIS BELT OUT OF DUCT TAPE, USING MY NONSTICK SCISSORS. >> OF COURSE, YOU'D HAVE TO DO THAT. AND THEN, A SMALLER SIZE OF HOLSTER FOR THE LITTLE BITTY SCISSORS. >> YEAH, SO I'M PREPARED FOR ANYTHING. >> AND THIS IS KIND OF HOW THEY COME PACKAGED SO WE KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR. AND I LOVE YOUR LITTLE PICTURE AND YOUR NAME DOWN ON THE BOTTOM. THAT'S KIND OF SPECIAL. >> THANK YOU. YEAH, CUSTOM- DESIGNED BY ME FOR YOU, AND YOU CAN CHOOSE ONE. >> THEY'RE ALL WILD. >> THEY'RE ALL WILD, YEAH.

[LAUGHS] ALL DIFFERENT WILD. I GUESS THE

BROWN ONE MIGHT BE THE MOST-- >> IT'S THE CALMEST. >> CALM ONE, YEAH. EARTH TONES. >> WELL, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO SHOW TODAY USING THESE SCISSORS, BECAUSE THEY DON'T STICK ON THINGS LIKE DUCT TAPE, ARE LITTLE ROSETTES. >> YEAH, IT'S SO EASY TO MAKE THESE ROSETTES OUT OF DUCT TAPE, AND YOU CAN USE THEM TO EMBELLISH ALL KINDS OF THINGS. >> WE'LL LOOK AT YOUR HAIR BOW IN A MINUTE, BUT THIS IS ALSO ANOTHER HAIR BOW. >> MM-HMM. >> AND THEN YOU USE THESE ON LITTLE POUCHES. >> YEP, YOU CAN USE THEM TO EMBELLISH YOUR ACCESSORIES. >> AND THIS IS ALL DUCT TAPE? >> MM-HMM. >> I'VE NEVER SEEN ALL THESE PATTERNS. >> YEAH, THEY COME IN ALL KINDS OF GREAT PATTERNS, AND SO THERE'S SO MUCH YOU CAN DO, AND IT'S SO EASY. IT'S REALLY FUN FOR KIDS. >> OH, LOOK. HERE, YOU'VE GOT ONE OF THE STRIPES HERE, AND THEN IT SORT OF MAKES THAT ROSETTE REALLY POP. >> YEAH, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE HOW EASY THIS IS TO DO. >> OH, HOW CUTE. IT LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE SKIRT. >> YEAH, I WENT FOR KIND OF A FIFTIES KIND OF BAD GIRL LOOK ON THAT. >> PUT YOUR CHANGE IN IT OR COUPONS, WHATEVER YOU HAVE. LET'S LOOK AT YOUR HAIR BOW, TOO, BECAUSE THAT WAS WHAT I MENTIONED EARLIER. ANY SIZE? YOU CAN MAKE THESE FOR LITTLE KIDS. YOU CAN MAKE THEM FOR GROWN-UPS. >> YEAH, AND YOU CAN LAYER DIFFERENT PATTERNS AND, UM, I ALSO MADE THIS. >> OH, A BRACELET, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO SHOW TODAY, TOO, IS MAKING A BRACELET. >> YEAH, IT'S KIND OF LIKE A LITTLE CORSAGE, BUT YOU COULD DO A BELT, NECKLACE. >> OH, AND SPEAKING OF NECKLACES, YOU MADE ME THIS ONE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW I LOVE BLACK AND SILVER SO MUCH. >> YEAH. >> AND THESE ARE JUST ROSETTES, BUT THEY'RE DOUBLE SO THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THE COLOR OF THE GEM LIKE IF I WANTED TO WEAR ALL TURQUOISE, I MIGHT WANT TO TURN THEM ALL. >> YEAH, I WANTED TO GIVE YOU OPTIONS. I KNEW YOU LIKE SILVER AND BLACK AND WHITE, SO... >> WELL, THANK YOU. I LOVE IT. OKAY, THESE ARE A COUPLE OF THE LITTLE BRACELETS. I THOUGHT OF MY GRANDDAUGHTER WHEN I SAW THIS ONE WITH THE LITTLE CUPCAKES. >> WOULD SHE LOVE THAT? >> THAT'S DARLING. BUT ANY AGE OF US CAN WEAR THESE CUTE LITTLE BRACELETS. >> ANY AGE, YEAH, AND FROM A DISTANCE, YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW, YOU KNOW, THAT IT'S SO EASY TO DO. >> DUCT TAPE? >> YEAH, IT'S JUST DUCT TAPE, AND IT'S SO EASY. KIDS LOVE IT, AND GROWN-UPS LOVE IT. IT'S GREAT FOR ALL AGES. >> MM-HMM, AND A GREAT WAY TO USE UP LEFTOVER CRAFTS, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE'LL HAVE ONE BUTTON, OR WE'LL HAVE ONE LITTLE 6-INCH PIECE OF A BOA RIBBON OR WHATEVER. SO WHAT DO WE DO? HOW DO WE START? >> OKAY, WELL, WE'RE GOING TO DO A BRACELET FOR YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER, SO WHY DON'T YOU PICK YOUR BASE--WE'LL JUST DO A SIMPLE BAND, SO MAYBE YOU WANT TO PICK... >> WELL, I ALREADY KNOW I WANT THE LITTLE KITTY. >> LITTLE KITTIES? >> BECAUSE SHE LOVES THAT. >> OKAY, PERFECT. SO I'M ASSUMING SHE'S... >> SO THIS IS JUST LIKE THOSE ROLLS OF BLACK DUCT TAPE, BUT THEY'RE PATTERNS. THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL PATTERNS. >> YEAH, IT'S SO FUN. IT'S BECOME SO FUN TO JUST COORDINATE AND CONTRAST. >> AND WE CAN LOOK IN CRAFT STORES AND SEWING STORES, THAT TYPE OF THING. >> YEAH, YOU CAN GET THESE AT CRAFT STORES AND, UM, THEY'RE REALLY TAKING OFF WITH THE TEENS AND TWEENS. >> WELL, AND NOW THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY CUT IT. >> AND ADULTS. >> AND ADULTS. >> YEAH, LIKE ME. I'M AN ADULT, BUT I LOVE IT. [LAUGHS] SO TO MAKE THE BASIC BAND, ALL YOU'RE GOING TO DO IS TAKE A PIECE OF DUCT TAPE. >> NOW, DO WE MEASURE THE WRIST OR DO WE DO ALL OF THAT? >> YEAH, I'M ASSUMING HER WRIST IS KIND OF SMALL, BUT, FIRST, YOU JUST TAKE--ERR ON THE LONGER SIDE 'CAUSE YOU CAN ALWAYS CUT AWAY. AND THEN YOU'RE JUST GOING TO FOLD IT OVER ON ONE SIDE. >> ITS JUST LIKE SEWING, BUT YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO IRON OR STITCH OR DO ANYTHING. >> IT'S LIKE SEWING WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE ALL THAT TIME. >> [LAUGHING] >> I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME, SO I LIKE MY CRAFTS TO BE QUICK AND EASY. SO, LET'S SEE, HER WRIST, WOULD YOU SAY, IS IT ABOUT... >> THAT LOOKS, UH-HUH. >> ABOUT YEA, OKAY. >> WHICH SHE COULD GROW INTO IT, TOO. >> OKAY, SO I'LL JUST CUT-- CUT OFF THE LITTLE EDGES. SO EASY. >> THAT'S AMAZING. >> DOESN'T STICK. THEY'RE NONSTICK. SO EASY TO DO THIS CRAFT WITH THESE SCISSORS. SO THEN YOU'RE GOING TO ALSO HAVE A PIECE OF VELCRO. >> OH, OKAY. OH, AND IT CUTS THROUGH THAT STICKY VELCRO, TOO, DOESN'T IT? >> MM-HMM. >> AND THAT'S JUST GOING TO GO-- IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE WHOLE THING. IT'S JUST THE CLOSURE. >> IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A LITTLE PIECE. IT'S FOR THE CLOSURE, SO ON ONE SIDE-- OH, AND THIS IS A LITTLE BIG, SO I'M GOING TO HAVE TO TRIM THIS... >> WELL, THAT'S NO PROBLEM. >> IT'S NOT PROBLEM, BECAUSE WHEN YOU HAVE THESE NONSTICK SCISSORS, IT DOESN'T EVEN STICK TO THE SCISSORS, BUT, SEE, IT STICKS TO YOUR FINGER. >> MM-HMM. >> AND YOU PUT THAT ON ONE SIDE, AND WE WILL TRIM AND PUT IT ON THE OTHER SIDE. >> RIGHT, SO WHEN YOU LAP IT OVER... >> I'VE DONE IT WRONG MANY TIMES BEFORE, BUT... >> BUT YOU CAN JUST PEEL IT OFF. YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE OUT STITCHES. >> YOU CAN DO IT, YEAH. IT'S NOT LIKE GETTING OUT YOUR SEAM RIPPER. [LAUGHS] SO THEY'RE GREAT FOR MAKING EASY GIFTS, LIKE WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME, YOU JUST KEEP THESE BASIC SUPPLIES ON HAND, YOUR NONSTICK SCISSORS, YOU'RE READY TO GO. AND IT'S THRIFTY. SO THEN YOU WANT TO PICK THE PATTERN OR COLOR FOR YOUR ROSETTE? >> I WANTED TO USE THE PINK. >> OH, PERFECT. I LIKE WHERE YOU'RE GOING WITH THIS. VERY NICE. SO ALL WE'RE GOING TO DO IS TAKE ANOTHER LONG STRIP... OH, LIKE ABOUT A FOOT LONG. >> AND THIS COMES WITH-- YOU'VE MADE SO MANY, YOU KIND OF KNOW HOW TO GAUGE HOW LONG. >> YEAH. >> WOULD YOU SAY AT LEAST DOUBLE THE LENGTH OF WHATEVER YOU'RE WORKING ON? >> YEAH, IF YOU'RE PLEATING, I WOULD SAY THAT. AND YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS GREAT MAT FOR MEASURING. >> OH, UH-HUH. AND IT DOESN'T STICK, EITHER. >> YEAH, AND IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO KIND OF PARK IF YOU HAVE TO STOP, ANSWER THE PHONE, THEN YOU CAN COME BACK, GET IT AGAIN. IT WON'T BE LIKE STUCK TO YOUR CAT OR SOMETHING WHEN YOU COME BACK. [LAUGHS] SO THEN ALL YOU'RE GOING TO DO IS FOLD PART OF THE WAY. >> JUST LIKE WE DID. JUST FOLD IT UP ONE SIDE. >> YEAH, THIS TIME, YOU JUST FOLD IT PARTIALLY ON ONE SIDE, AND THEN I'M GOING TO JUST TRIM MY EDGE. SO EASY. AND SO THIS IS HOW YOU DO THE FOLDING FOR THE ROSETTE. >> IT'S A PLEATING TECHNIQUE. >> IT'S KIND OF LIKE A PLEATING. BEFORE WE DID PLEATING LIKE THAT, AND NOW WE'RE JUST GOING PLEAT AT AN ANGLE...LIKE PLEAT, PLEAT. >> OH, BECAUSE WE'RE MAKING A ROUND ROSETTE. >> YEAH, WE'RE JUST MAKING A ROUND ROSETTE, AND THEN YOU CAN USE THESE FOR ALL KINDS OF STUFF. >> AND THAT PART THAT YOU DIDN'T COVER UP, THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE USING TO STICK DOWN. >> YEAH, BUT I'LL ALSO REINFORCE IT A LITTLE, BECAUSE I LIKE MY STUFF TO REALLY LAST, AND AFTER YOU TOUCH IT A LOT WITH YOUR HANDS, IT LOSES A LITTLE BIT... >> STICKY. >> YEAH. BUT THAT'S OKAY, BECAUSE THEN I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU MY OTHER FAVORITE THING TO USE WHEN I CRAFT. >> OKAY. >> WHICH IS THE HOT GLUE GUN. >> WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT THOSE? >> YEAH, WITH THESE NONSTICK SCISSORS AND THESE MATERIALS I'M USING HERE TODAY... >> UH-HUH. >> I COULD STAY ENTERTAINED FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. >> AND YOU KNOW WHAT? THEY'RE SO INEXPENSIVE, TOO, AND THAT'S ANOTHER THING YOU LOOK FOR IN CRAFTS, THINGS THAT ARE AFFORDABLE TO MAKE. >> AND YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW IT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FINISHED ITEM HOW AFFORDABLE THESE REALLY ARE. SO THEN WHEN I GET TO THE VERY END, I'M GOING TO JUST TRIM IT. >> MM-HMM. >> AND THEN, I LIKE TO KIND OF FOLD IT OVER A LITTLE BIT. >> FINISHED EDGES, I LIKE THAT, TOO. MM-HMM. >> I'M LIKE THAT. I HAVE TO HAVE IT THAT WAY. SO THEN I'M GOING TO PUT THAT ASIDE FOR NOW, AND I'M GOING TO TAKE THE DUCT TAPE SHEATHS. >> MM-HMM. >> AND I'M GOING TO CUT A LITTLE PIECE OFF HERE AND CUT A CIRCLE, AND YOU'LL SEE. >> NOW, IF WE HAPPEN TO NOT HAVE THE SHEETS, COULD WE USE THE OTHER? >> YEAH, YOU COULD JUST USE A PIECE OF THE ROLLS. >> OKAY. >> BUT SOMETIMES IT'S EASIER TO CUT CIRCLES. >> IT'S GOT THE BACKING. IT'S NOT STUCK TOGETHER. >> WITH CIRCLES, I LIKE TO USE THE SHEETS, BUT YOU CAN CUT SHAPES OUT OF THE ROLLS WITH THESE NON-STICK SCISSORS. IT DOES WORK, SO THEN WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IS OPEN UP THE BRACELET. >> OH, YOU'RE MAKING A FOUNDATION FOR IT, AREN'T YOU? >> YEAH. I LIKE EVERYTHING TO BE REALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE. I DON'T LIKE MY CRAFTS TO FALL APART WHEN PEOPLE ARE USING THEM. SO THEN YOU JUST PUT THAT UNDERNEATH. >> OH, YOU PUT IT ON THE BOTTOM. OKAY, I SEE. >> YEAH, AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE THIS AND PUT IT ON THERE. >> GOT IT. >> AND SO IT REALLY DOES STICK VERY WELL. >> AND IT MAKES IT SMOOTH ON THE BACK OF YOUR WRIST AS YOU'RE WEARING IT. >> EXACTLY, AND SO IT DOESN'T STICK TO YOU. IT COVERS ANY ADHESIVE THAT MIGHT BE LEFT SHOWING, AND SOMETIMES I TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF HOT GLUE JUST TO REALLY... >> SORT OF REINFORCE IT. >> YEAH, ON THE AREAS WHERE THERE'S NOT STICKY TO STICKY, I LIKE TO JUST DO THAT SO IT REALLY IS INDESTRUCTIBLE. >> WHICH IS MOSTLY ON THE EDGES? THE SIDES, I GUESS YOU'D SAY. >> AND I ALSO USE THIS TO EMBELLISH, 'CAUSE YOU'VE GOT TO PUT SOMETHING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. LIKE, THIS IS A SIMPLE ONE, BUT YOU COULD EVEN TRIPLE THESE UP, GOING BIGGER, BIGGER, BIGGER. >> OH, YEAH, YOU COULD, LAYERING. HOW ABOUT... IS THAT TOO CRAZY? >> WELL, NOTHING'S TOO CRAZY IN MY OPINION. I THINK THAT LOOKS GREAT. >> I LIKE THAT. >> I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY THE FIRST TO PUT "HELLO KITTY" AND ZEBRA TOGETHER LIKE THAT. >> [LAUGHS] WELL, WE WANTED AN ORIGINAL. >> OH, YEAH. ALL ABOUT THE ORIGINALS. AND THEN YOU'RE JUST GOING TO PUT THAT IN. >> AND YOU'RE JUST GOING TO HOLD IT IN PLACE FOR A SECOND OR TWO LIKE WE DID. >> MM-HMM. >> OKAY. >> AND THAT'S IT. >> THAT'S IT, AND WE'RE-- IT'S FINISHED? >> YEAH, IT'S SETTING UP A LITTLE BIT. >> UH-HUH. AND WE COULD WIPE OFF THE EXCESS GLUE. >> YEAH, YOU COULD WIPE THAT OFF. I DIDN'T WANT TO GET BURNED ON THERE. >> OH, LOOK, IT'S SO PRETTY. I MAY NOT GIVE IT TO HER AFTER ALL. >> YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? IS IT FOR YOU NOW? OKAY, WELL, WE WON'T TELL HER. >> OKAY, THANK YOU, MARISA. I JUST LOVE TO FIND OUT NEW WAYS TO DO THINGS AND TO USE NEW PRODUCTS. THESE SCISSORS ARE GOING TO BE GREAT. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. >> CASEY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. I ALWAYS ENJOY WHEN YOU COME BECAUSE, FIRST OF ALL, I LEARN TO NOT BE SO AFRAID OF MAKING ARRANGEMENTS WITH FLOWERS, AND ALSO TO KNOW WHAT THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE DIFFERENT ONES ARE. I JUST HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN IF I LIKED THEM OR NOT, BUT WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TODAY? >> WE GOING TO WORK WITH SOME TROPICALS, AND WE'RE GOING TO MAKE A NICE LOW ONE-SIDED ARRANGEMENT, AND SOME OF OUR ELEMENTS ARE ACTUALLY AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND, AND MIGHT BE KIND OF SURPRISING. YOU CAN PICK UP SOME OF THEM IN THE GROCERY STORE. BUT WE'RE GOING TO USE THESE WONDERFUL LEAVES TO HIDE OUR LITTLE ARCHITECTURE UNDERWATER HERE, AND THESE ARE CALLED ASPIDISTRA, AND THEY'RE WONDERFUL BECAUSE THEY BEND REALLY EASILY, SO I CAN USE THEM IN AN ARRANGEMENT ON THEIR OWN, LIKE WE HAVE HERE. >> AND THIS IS THE ARRANGEMENT THAT YOU'RE GOING TO CREATE. >> THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE. >> IT'S LOW ENOUGH FOR LIKE A DINING TABLE. YOU COULD TALK OVER IT. OR YOU COULD PUT IT ON A BUFFET TABLE BECAUSE IT'S A ONE-SIDED, ISN'T IT? >> RIGHT, OR EVEN ON A MANTEL. IT WOULD BE NICE THERE, TOO. IT'S NOT AS--IT'S RELATIVELY NARROW, SO IT WOULDN'T BE TOO BULKY TO PUT THERE. >> RIGHT. OH, IT'S BEAUTIFUL. >> WE'RE GOING TO USE THESE TO WRAP AROUND OUR FOAM IN A MOMENT, BUT SOME OF OUR OTHER ELEMENTS, WE'RE GOING TO USE THIS. THIS IS CALLED ANTHURIUM. I THINK THE FIRST TIME WE SAW THESE, WE THOUGHT THEY WERE PLASTIC, AND WE JUST COULDN'T GET OVER IT. BUT THEY'RE ACTUALLY REAL, AND THEY'RE NICE AND LONG-LASTING, SO THAT'S THE GREAT THING ABOUT TROPICALS. THEY'LL DO THAT. AND THERE'S NO THORNS AND NOTHING TO CLEAN. >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND TIME DOING THAT. >> RIGHT. AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO USE SOME MINI CALLA LILIES, AND OFTEN YOU'LL SEE THESE GROWING IN THE GARDEN QUITE LARGE, BUT THESE ARE REALLY POPULAR FOR WEDDING BOUQUETS, BUT THEY HAVE A LOVELY ARC ON THEM NATURALLY, SO WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH THESE A LITTLE BIT. SO WE'RE GOING TO GO WITH NATURE ON THESE AND SHOW OFF THEIR CURVES. AND THEN OUR LAST ELEMENT IS THE DENDROBIUM ORCHID. >> ARE THOSE BEAUTIFUL? >> THEY ARE JUST SO MUCH FUN, AND ALSO LONG-LASTING, AND THIS IS HOW YOU WANT TO BUY THEM. WHEN YOU HAVE A FEW BLOOMS THAT ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY, AND THEN YOU HAVE LOTS MORE BLOOMS TO GO. >> THAT WILL OPEN. >> THAT WILL OPEN. YOU WANT TO STAY AWAY FROM ANY OF THESE BLOOMS THAT MIGHT BE YELLOW OR BROWN BECAUSE THEN THEY'RE NOT GOING TO OPEN. SO IT'S NICE TO HAVE THE GREEN ONES, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO KEEP THEM COMPLETELY INTACT. WE'RE GOING TO BREAK THESE DOWN INTO LITTLE SECTIONS AND THEN USE THEM FULLY TO FILL OUT OUR ARRANGEMENT. >> OH. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW YOU DO THAT. I LOVE THOSE. >> ALL RIGHT, WELL, THE FIRST THING WE'RE GOING TO DO IS GO AHEAD AND GET OUR FOAM INTO OUR CONTAINER, AND YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO EVER SEE YOUR FLORAL FOAM WHEN YOU'VE GOT IT IN A GLASS CONTAINER OR AT ALL, SO THAT'S THE FIRST RULE OF BUSINESS, SO WE NEED TO HIDE THAT, AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO WRAP IT, SORT OF LIKE A PRESENT IN OUR ASPIDISTRA LEAVES. >> AND YOU'VE ALREADY SOAKED THIS, IS THAT RIGHT? >> I HAVE SOAKED IT. YES. GOOD POINT. WE'VE SOAKED THAT ALREADY, AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO WHEN SOAKING IS MAKE SURE THAT THE WHOLE BRICK IS SOAKED ALL AT ONCE, AND THAT WAY WHEN YOU'RE STICKING YOUR STEMS IN IT, IT'S GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE WATER PULLED FROM THERE. >> AND MAKES THE ARRANGEMENT STAY BEAUTIFUL MUCH LONGER. >> IT STAYS EXACTLY WHERE YOU STICK IT. SO, YES, IT'S VERY HANDY. AND TO PREP OUR ASPIDISTRA LEAVES, WE'RE JUST GOING TO CUT OFF THE HEAVIER PART OF THE STEM HERE BECAUSE WE DON'T REALLY NEED THAT, AND WE MAY ONLY NEED TWO TO WRAP, SO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THESE TWO. NOW, AS I SAID, THEY BEND REALLY EASILY, SO WE'RE JUST GOING TO WRAP THE FOAM AROUND WITH THESE, AND HOW I DO IT IS, I JUST LAY IT DOWN, PUT THE FOAM ON TOP. AND I'M GOING TO PUT THIS ONE HERE. I'M GOING TO TAKE THE BLUNT END. >> OPPOSITE ENDS, UH-HUH. >> YES, AND HOLD THAT ONE LIKE THAT, THIS ONE LIKE THIS, AND THAT ONE LIKE THAT AND THEN TUCK THIS ONE IN. TUCK THIS ONE AROUND, AND IT MAY NOT COVER ALL OF IT INITIALLY, BUT WE'LL GET IT UP IN THERE, AND I'LL POP IT IN THERE. IF YOU'D BE SO KIND. LIKE THAT. GET ALL THE LITTLE SIDES IN. >> I REMEMBER WHEN YOU USED--I THINK YOU USE TEA LEAVES SOMETIMES, DON'T YOU? >> WE DID LAST TIME. YES, WE DID. THERE WE GO. >> IT'S JUST AMAZING HOW MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL IT IS. >> WE'RE DONE! SO IT MAKES IT VERY, VERY SIMPLE. NOW, THE NEXT THING WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT AROUND AND ACTUALLY ADD TO IT AS WE BUILD THIS. SINCE IT IS ONE-SIDED, AND I THINK THIS MIGHT BE THE BETTER FRONT SIDE, IT'S GOOD TO BE ABLE TO SEE WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING OUR PLACING, SO WE'RE DOING TO PLACE FIRST OUR 3 ANTHURIUM, AND WE'RE GOING TO PLACE THEM 3 IN A ROW, SORT OF LIKE WE HAVE HERE. AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THEM COMING OUT THE SIDES, AND, AGAIN, VERY EASY, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ANY CLEANING ON THE STEMS. >> SO YOU'RE KIND OF GAUGING WHERE TO CUT THEM NOW BY PUTTING ALL 3 TOGETHER? >> YES, YOU JUST SORT OF LAY IT IN FRONT AND THINK, "THAT SEEMS FAR ENOUGH OUT," 'CAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO GO TOO WIDE. BECAUSE THE WIDER YOU GO, THE MORE FLOWERS YOU NEED. THE CLOSER DOWN, THE TIGHTER YOU GO, THE LESS FLOWERS YOU NEED, SO WE'RE GOING TO GO WITH THAT. SO I'M GOING TO TAKE THIS FIRST ONE. I'M JUST GOING TO GIVE IT A TRIM. >> AND YOU CUT AT AN ANGLE. >> I DO THAT BECAUSE A POINTY END GOES IN EASIER THAN A BLUNT END, AND THEN WE JUST SLID IT RIGHT IN THERE. >> AND SO WE HAVE THIS ANTHURIUM FACING US. THIS IS THE FRONT. >> FRONT INSIDE IT, SO WE'RE GOING TO PLACE THESE, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT AROUND AND SHOW HOW IT LOOKS. AND THIS ONE'S GOING TO GO ON TOP, RIGHT THERE. >> THOSE DO LOOK SO UNREAL. THEY'RE SO PERFECT. >> AND THEN THIS LAST ONE, WE'RE GOING TO JUST TUCK RIGHT IN FRONT THERE. SO THERE'S OUR FIRST 3. SLIDE THAT AROUND. >> THIS IS OUR FRONT. >> MM-HMM. THEN WE'RE GOING TO PLACE OUR CALLA LILIES, AND OUR CALLA LILIES ARE GOING TO COME OUT THE OTHER SIDE. WE WANT THEM TO EXTEND OUT THIS WAY, SO WE WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THEM AND SEE WHO'S GOING TO GO WHERE, SO I THINK OUR LONGEST ONE MAYBE SHOULD GO OUT THE FURTHEST, SO WE'RE GOING TO SORT OF STACK THOSE LIKE THAT, SO THAT GIVES US AN IDEA ALREADY FOR WHERE WE'RE GOING TO CUT. NOW, CALLA LILY STEMS RATHER, ARE VERY DELICATE, SO WE ALMOST NEED TO PRE-POKE THE HOLES FOR THEM. >> OH. UNLIKE THESE. >> RIGHT. UNLIKE THOSE, SO BEST TOOL TO USE, THE STEM THAT YOU JUST USED FOR THE ANTHURIUM. SO WHAT I'LL DO IS WE'LL JUST POKE RIGHT IN, 1, 2, 3. >> THAT WAY YOU DON'T DAMAGE THE STEM OF THE LILY. >> RIGHT. THEN WE CAN JUST SLIDE THAT RIGHT IN. AND WE'RE GOING TO START WITH THIS ONE, GOING WITH THE ARCH, AND I'LL PUT THIS ONE IN. AND I'M JUST GOING TO SLIDE IT IN WHERE THE STEM GOES IN, SO THAT WAY IT DOESN'T BREAK, AND THEN I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU THIS ONE TO PLACE. AND WE'LL GO A LITTLE BIT, JUST SLIDE THAT ONE RIGHT IN THERE, TOO, RIGHT ON TOP. GREAT! AND THEN IF YOU'D LIKE TO DO THE LAST ONE, WE'LL MAKE THAT ONE A LITTLE SHORTER. HERE WE GO. WE'LL SLIDE THAT ONE RIGHT IN, TOO. >> YOU'VE ALMOST MADE A FLORIST OUT OF ME. >> THERE WE GO. ALL RIGHT. VERY SWEET. JUST PUT THAT IN HERE. SO NOW WE HAVE THOSE. SO WE HAVE A LITTLE PATTERN GOING HERE. AND ALSO WHEN YOU'RE DESIGNING, ODD NUMBERS SEEMS TO WORK BEST. SO WE HAVE THE 3 HERE. >> DECORATING, IT'S THE SAME. >> YEAH. THROW PILLOWS, THAT SORT OF THING, SO WE WANT TO KEEP THAT GOING THERE. NOW WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF SPACE TO COVER, AND WE WANT TO ADD A LITTLE BIT MORE FUN TO THE BACK, SO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OUR ASPIDISTRA LEAVES AND SEE WHICH ONES WE LIKE. >> THIS IS WHY IT'S SO GOOD THAT THEY BEND. >> YES, 'CAUSE WE'RE GOING TO USE SOMETHING THAT EVERYBODY USUALLY HAS AT THE OFFICE OR AT THE HOUSE. WE'RE GOING TO USE A STAPLER, WHICH SEEMS A LITTLE UNUSUAL, BUT WE JUST SIMPLY FOLD THE LEAVES BACK, ANCHOR IT TO HERE, GRAB OUR STAPLER, AND WE JUST ANCHOR IT LIKE THAT.

♪ TA-DA ♪ VERY SIMPLE. WANT TO GIVE IT A TRY? >> SURE. I THINK I CAN HANDLE THIS. >> [LAUGHS] ALL RIGHT. MM-HMM. AND JUST WHERE IT'S STILL SOFT, YEAH.

[STAPLER CLICKS] GREAT. THERE YOU GO.

YOU'VE GOT IT. AND WE'RE GOING TO DO ONE MORE. >> OH, I LOVE THAT BIG YELLOW... >> YES, AND THIS IS, UM... >> PATTERN IN THAT ONE. >> THIS IS CALLED VARIEGATED, AND IT COMES IN THE TWO COLORS. AND ALSO THE ASPIDISTRA AND THE TEA LEAVES COME WITH THIS, AND THE ALSO COME SOLID GREEN. >> MM-HMM. >> ALL RIGHT, SO THIS WE COULD PROBABLY PLACE FACING OUT THIS WAY, AND WE'RE GOING TO DO TWO ON ONE SIDE AND ONE ON THE OTHER, STICKING WITH THE ODDS. I'LL TAKE MAYBE MY BIGGEST ONE WILL GO BY ITSELF BEHIND THE CALLA LILIES BECAUSE THEY'RE SMALLER, EXACTLY. SO I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU THAT ONE, AND THESE TWO, SINCE THEY'RE SO BIG, I'M GOING TO PUT THEM BEHIND, AND WE'RE JUST GOING TO PLACE THEM. >> YOU DID CUT OFF SOME OF IT. >> I DID CUT OFF SOME OF THE STEM. SO FLORAL FOAM IS REALLY FORGIVING. IT DOESN'T TAKE THAT MUCH. YOU'RE GOING TO TURN IT-- TURN IT THAT WAY. YEP. JUST SLIDE IT DOWN. I THINK WE'LL DO A LITTLE BIT MORE OF AN ANGLE JUST LIKE THAT TO KIND OF MIMIC WHAT WE'VE GOT GOING ON HERE. PERFECT. >> HOW PRETTY. >> SO NOW, FILL IN THE BLANK. FILL IN WHAT WE NEED TO DO. SO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE OUR ORCHIDS, AND AS I SAID, THEY COME BEAUTIFUL, AND, ACTUALLY, I THINK WE DID A BUD VASE BEFORE WHERE WE JUST TOOK 10 OF THESE AND PUT THEM IN A BUD VASE, AND THEY WERE PERFECT AND GOOD TO GO. BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO A LITTLE BIT MORE MANIPULATING TODAY. SO I'M GOING TO TAKE THEM IN SETS OF TWO OFF THE STEM, SO I'M GOING TO COME UP HERE AND TAKE, THAT ONE I'M GOING TO LEAVE INTACT, AND THAT'S A SINGLE ONE. AND THAT ONE, AND THAT ONE. SO NOW I HAVE ALL THESE PIECES, AND, BASICALLY, WE JUST FILL IN. STEMS CLOSE UP IN ABOUT 10 SECONDS. >> SO YOU DO HAVE TO WORK FAST. >> SO YOU WANT TO GET YOUR FLOWERS IN ONCE YOU'VE CUT THEM, AND THEN THESE ONES, WE'RE GOING TO PUT IN THROUGHOUT TO JUST EXTEND IT. AND SINCE THEY'RE SO THIN, THEY ARE ABLE TO EXTEND OUT WITHOUT BEING REALLY OBTRUSIVE. WOULD YOU WANT TO PREP THAT ONE? >> YOU SAID HAVE ABOUT TWO. >> TWO PER LITTLE PACKAGE, WE'LL CALL IT. AND THEN LEAVE YOUR SPEAR TO GO IN SEPARATELY, AND THEN JUST GO AHEAD AN PLACE--YEAH, THAT'D BE FINE, OR NICE AND LOW COMING OUT THE SIDE OR OUT THE BACK. NICE. AND THEN THESE LITTLE GUYS, JUST FILL IN ALL OVER WHEREVER THE FOAM IS. >> QUICKLY. >> MM-HMM. >> THAT ONE'S KIND OF TALL. >> MM-HMM, THAT'S ALL RIGHT. THEN YOU HAVE ANOTHER ONE THERE, AND I'M GOING TO PUT THIS ONE COMING OUT THIS SIDE, TIE IT ALL IN. >> AND YOU TEACH CLASSES, SO YOU ACTUALLY TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO DO THESE BEAUTIFUL ARRANGEMENTS. >> YES, IT'S REALLY FUN. WE JUST TAUGHT A GREAT SUCCULENT CELOSIA CLASS LAST WEEK, AND IT WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL, VERY VIBRANT. AND SO IT'S ALWAYS AMAZING HOW MANY TECHNIQUES ONE CAN COVER, BUT IT'S ALSO AMAZING YOU HAVE THIS ONE TECHNIQUE, AND YOU HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE, AND EVERYONE'S GOT THE SAME SET OF FLOWERS, AND EVERYONE'S COMES OUT SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. >> COMES OUT DIFFERENT, UH-HUH. >> AND THERE WE GO. >> THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. >> THAT DIDN'T TAKE US ANY TIME AT ALL. >> NO, IT WAS VERY EASY TO DO ONCE YOU KIND OF KNOW THE 3s, AND THEN USING THESE REALLY DO ADD A DIFFERENT DEPTH TO IT, I THINK. >> I THINK SO, TOO. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. >> WELL, AS USUAL, I'M JUST AMAZED AT WHAT YOU CAN DO. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHOWING HOW. >> YOU'RE WELCOME. >> I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW TODAY. NEXT TIME ON "CREATIVE LIVING," WE'LL LEARN HOW TO STAGE A HOME FOR SELLING, WE'LL REVIEW SOME BASIC TECHNIQUES FOR CAKES AND CUPCAKES, AND THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT DECORATING ON A BUDGET. DID YOU KNOW THAT A HOUSE WILL SELL 80% FASTER IF IT'S BEEN STAGED? ONE OF MY NEXT GUESTS IS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER, AND SHE'S GOING TO SHARE LOTS OF IDEAS FOR EXPANDED STAGING OF A HOUSE. ANOTHER GUEST IS GOING TO SHOW HOW TO DO A VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES THAT MAKE DECORATING CUPCAKES, COOKIES, AND OTHER DELICACIES EVEN EASIER. THIS INCLUDES FILLING A CUPCAKE, USING A SPATULA TO APPLY THE ICING ON A CUPCAKE, AND HOW TO MAKE EASY SWIRL DESIGNS. AND, FINALLY, WE'LL LEARN HOW TO ARRANGE ANY ROOM IN THE HOUSE IN JUST 5 EASY STEPS WITH AN EASY-TO-USE ONLINE ROOM PLANNER. ALL OF THESE TOPICS WILL BE FEATURED ON THE NEXT "CREATIVE LIVING" SHOW. IF YOU EVER HAVE COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS OR IDEAS FOR SHOWS, YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT SHERYL.BORDEN@ENMU.EDU. AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK YOU TO BECOME A FAN OF "CREATIVE LIVING" ON FACEBOOK. JUST GO TO FACEBOOK.COM, AND IN THE SEARCH WINDOW, TYPE IN "CREATIVE LIVING WITH SHERYL BORDEN." THANKS SO MUCH, AND I HOPE YOU'LL PLAN TO JOIN ME NEXT TIME FOR "CREATIVE LIVING." >> WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO OFFER A NEW BOOKLET THAT ACCOMPANIES THIS SERIES OF "CREATIVE LIVING." THIS BOOKLET IS TITLED "THE 6600 SERIES," AND IT FEATURES A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF IDEAS AND INFORMATION, AND IT'S AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE ON OUR WEBSITE. POSTED AS A PDF FILE, YOU CAN SIMPLY DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE BOOKLET OR JUST THE SEGMENTS YOU'RE MOST INTERESTED IN. AS WITH ALL OF THE "CREATIVE LIVING" BOOKLETS, YOU'LL FIND INFORMATION ON FOODS AND NUTRITION, CLOTHING AND FASHION, HEALTH AND BEAUTY, HOME DECORATING AND MUCH MORE. FOR YOUR COPY OF THIS BOOKLET, GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT KENW.ORG AND THEN CLICK ON CREATIVE LIVING. SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOOKLET SECTION, AND YOU CAN CLICK ON THIS BOOKLET OR ANY OF THE OTHER BOOKLETS WE HAVE AVAILABLE ONLINE. ONCE AGAIN, JUST GO TO KENW.ORG, CLICK ON CREATIVE LIVING AND DOWNLOAD THE BOOKLET TITLED "THE 6600 SERIES." WE ALSO WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE E-NEWSLETTER. JUST CLICK ON THE "SIGN UP NOW" BUTTON AND INPUT YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS. THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT. YOU'LL ENJOY READING AN UP-TO-DATE NEWSLETTER FILLED WITH INTERESTING TOPICS AND INFORMATION. THANK YOU.


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A florist stops by and shows techniques for creating an all-white tropical center piece. Sheryl also welcomes Marissa Pawelko, who creates rosettes from duct tape and uses them for embellishments.

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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden
Season 65 / Ep 1
27 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Creative Living With Sheryl Borden
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