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.
- Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
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Fill Obvious Gaps
If you use a variety of spray-shaped flower, cut off the shorter stems to use as individual blooms. Insert them into any obvious gaps in the arrangement.
Drain and Mist the Arrangement
Turn the arrangement around one last time to check for any gaps or visible foam, and fill or cover them with a stem of foliage.
Give the flowers and foliage a good misting with a hand mister. Before putting the display in position, tilt it over a kitchen sink to allow excess water to drain away, then dry the base of the container; this is especially important if you intend to hang a floral foam display as a pew end, for example.
To prolong the life of the flowers, the foam must be kept moist: every 3-4 days, sit the arrangement on the draining board of the kitchen sink and gently pour a jug of water over it. Then mist the flowers and foliage again.
Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging
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These step-by-step instructions show you how to arrange a vase of flowers in a simple but effective front-facing design.