Cut out the rectangle with the word BLOOM backward. Lightly (just a smear) coat the back of the lettering pattern with white glue and center in the middle of the large rectangle base and allow to dry.
5. Prepare the plastic flowers by trimming stems that are too long and “fluffing” the leaves and petals so they look their best. If they seem especially slick and shiny, spritz them with any color of spray paint you have on hand. This will help the concrete to adhere.
9. Pour any remaining concrete into the Word Bar mold and tap to remove air bubbles. If, after both dippings, you do not have enough concrete to fill the mold, mix enough to fill it and allow setting and hardening overnight. When hard, carefully remove the nails to free your cast Word Bar. Smooth the edges and trim off the excess straws with the X-acto knife and make sure the straw holes are clean. Reassemble the mold because you can use it repeatedly to make additional word bars.