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Old 04-06-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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Dumb Questions Submitted to the All-Knowing Cella!

Dumb questions. I'm full of 'em.

Here's one: I bought some fake flowers to put in a vase. They are too tall for my vase, but I don't know how to cut them.



The stems are wrapped wire and/or plastic. How do I trim them? Do I need to go out and buy some kind of heavy duty wire cutters or something? I can't be the only person with this dilemma.

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Old 04-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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I've used a pair of my better scissors, but not to cut all the way through (small wire cutters would serve the same purpose, it's kind of hard on the scissors.) It just makes an indentation in the wire then I just bend it back and forth at that point until it snaps off. Rudimentary, but it works.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:09 PM   #3
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Would the vase allow you to just fold them up Cloud? That's what I've done in those sorts of circumstances before. Otherwise, wire cutters should do the trick. If you have a pair of pliers, they might have a wire cutting section at the back near the handle.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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it's a clear vase though--folded would look fucked up I think. I'll look to see if my pliers have a cutter thing (but not sure if I actually have pliers). will look tho
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:20 PM   #5
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you could fill the bottom with pebbles or something (if you can't find any other solution)
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #6
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go get a Pair of Diag cutters ( Dikes )

Snip , No problem ,
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:41 PM   #7
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you could just bend the stem into a u.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:09 PM   #8
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there's gotta be a "right" way to do it, tho.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:36 PM   #9
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Sharp kitchen knife, chopping board.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:41 PM   #10
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I'd rather not use my kitchen knives or my scissors. should have had the people at Hobby Lobby cut it when I bought them. They make a bunch of floral arrangements; they must do that
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:29 PM   #11
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You buy special floral shears at hobby lobby. They're especially made to cut through the wire in the stem. I have used them often and they work like a charm.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:31 PM   #12
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Thentake them back there and ask them to do it.

But why not? If your kitchen knives are half decent it won't harm them, and if you wash up well it won't contaminate your food.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:02 PM   #13
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These are best


These will work too.


DO NOT USE YOUR KNIVES - If they are any good they will be ruined.

The only other option is this:

Call a man and let him do it for you.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:07 PM   #14
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Quote:
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DO NOT USE YOUR KNIVES - If they are any good they will be ruined.
Bullshit.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:08 PM   #15
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