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On Friday I showed how to make some stamens with thread. that method is good for use with small flowers that have a lot of little feathery stamens in the center.
Another type of stamens is good for flowers like tulips, daylilies and some peony-type flowers. These are longer and have a little tip that has the pollen on it. When florists use dayliles they often remove the end of the stamens, because the pollen will get all over everything.
yellow or brown dusting powder. You'll need some 32 gauge wire, water or gum glue, Wilton gumtex (this is the only thing I've ever found that this is good for), and the color. Use the round end of a churchkey can opener to open the little powder containers unless you enjoy breaking you fingernails off.
First, cut the wires to about 3" or 4" long, then bend the tip back to be about the length of the area on the stamen that has pollen on it. Some wires might need to have the wire then curved like a little "L" to mimic the shape of the stamen, like daylilies have.
confectioner's glaze, dip the wires, then dip it directly into the color, but this tends to gum up the color pretty quickly.
You can use these in bunches for open peonies, or in groups of 6 for tulips and daylilies. Or you could wire a bunch together and call it ragweed if someone is looking for an allergy cake.