How to Make a Floral Foam Arrangement

A floral foam display is ideal if you want to create a low, compact design or a defined shape on a larger scale. Learn how to create the rounded or graduated contours that characterizes these arrangements, here.

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Add the Largest Flower Heads

Use the largest flower heads next: Trim each stem to approximately 4 inches and insert it at an angle. Angle the flower heads inserted around the base of the foam downward, and those at the top angled upward. Give the flowers and foliage a quick misting.

Arrange Large FlowersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Insert More Flowers

Insert the flowers evenly around the arrangement. Move the arrangement around as you work so that you distribute the flowers evenly. Here, four flowers have been inserted around the lower part of the foam, and three around the upper part.

Flower ArrangingEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Add Smaller Flowers

Add a smaller flower next; spire-shaped flowers work well in an arrangement like this. Insert them at an angle in between the first flowers. Allow these spiky flowers to rise up out of the arrangement slightly to break the rounded contours of the other blooms.

Insert Smaller Spiky Flowers in ArrangementEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2011

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