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How to Use Floral Foam

How to Use Floral Foam

Using Floral Foam - The How & Why   So what is the most important thing to know about using floral foam? It was invented in 1954? That choosing the right density for stems makes designing easier and more secure? That nearly 400 different Smithers-Oasis foam products are available? That today’s OASIS foam biodegrades 100 percent [...]

How to Create and Display Circular Wedding Arches

How to Create and Display Circular Wedding Arches

How to Create and Display Circular Wedding Arches How to Create and Display Circular Wedding Arches Photo: Alisha Crossley Photography Wedding gates. Moon gates. Infinity arches. Circular wedding wreaths. Circular wedding arches. Whatever you call them, large circular floral arrangements are topping the wedding charts this year. Which three ways can circular wedding arches be [...]

Why and How to Wire and Tape Flowers

Why and How to Wire and Tape Flowers

Why and How to Wire and Tape Flowers If glue is great, why would you ever wire and tape flowers? Because wiring and taping individual flowers for corsages, boutonnieres or bouquets excels in certain applications. Hand-wiring, unlike Myspace and super low-rise pants, might always be with us. There are weak, brittle, crooked or too-short stems. [...]

Why and How to Glue Flowers

Why and How to Glue Flowers

Why and How to Glue Flowers How to attach flowers? We used to tape and wire boutonnieres and corsages. Now we glue. Why glue? Which glue to use? And what should you do and not do to get the most from glue? Weight and speed Weight is one reason to opt for glue. It’s lighter [...]