Hanging Amaranthus has a gorgeous dripping form that can really enhance a display. Shown above is a bit less than one bundle hung from a single 18-24" Natural Manzanita Branch that we set in plaster.
Here's how to do it:
1. Prepare the bundles for hanging. Open up the package of Hanging Amaranthus and separate out the stems. Typically a single stem has plenty of flower strands, but if you'd like more, combine some stems. You could tie the strands directly to the branches, but if you're like me you'll inevitably want to move the bundles around until it looks just right. To facilitate this, we cut a length of wire, folded it over, and wrapped it with more wire to create a simple loop to hang the small bundle of Hanging Amaranthus from the branches. The appearance doesn't really matter here, and a quicker way to do this would be to use a small paper clip cinched onto the bundle with a small cable tie.
2. Hang and arrange.
3. Conceal the wire and top of the stem. Once you have everything hanging where you like it, it's time for the final step. Properly preserved Hanging Amaranthus is almost yarn-like. Snip off a long strand, drape it over the top of the wire and wrap it around the top of the stem.
This step makes a huge difference in the look of the display. At first I had the wire and the top of the stem exposed and it just didn't look right. I tried covering it up with some ribbon, and finally came up with this solution.