Using Floral Tools

by Laura Bowmen - Date: 2009-12-18 - Word Count: 441 Share This!

As with any creative process, florists have their own little secrets for how they make their arrangements look amazing. They have a lot of different things to manage, including flower matching, ribbons and how they display the flowers to their best advantage. If you want to join these professionals, then you will need to use the right floral supplies.

If you are just getting started, you should consider buying some florist's foam. When the foam is wet and spongy, it will hold your flowers in their positions while keeping them watered at the same time. The foam comes in different grades, which means that you should use a different grade for more delicate flowers.

To get the best look, have the foam slightly higher than the container it is in. Make sure the foam is tight, so that when you pour water over it, it will stay in place. Foam is relatively easy, but it might take some getting used to.

Foam is a little difficult to shape, so if you have an unusual container shape, you need to cut it to form. When looking at floral supplies, invest in a craft saw, which easily cuts the foam in the design of your choosing. If you cannot buy a craft saw, you can use a regular kitchen knife or some wire, but you will have to be prepared for all the foam shavings.

If you are using a clear or glass vase though, then you will not want the foam to be visible. In these cases, you will want to buy some metal frogs. Metal frogs are a little difficult, but they work really well in clear vases. If you still want to fill up a little more of the space, try using small rocks and gemstones. Not all floral supplies are made exclusively for that purpose.

If you do not want to go the traditional vase route, you can use other containers instead. You can use small buckets, glasses and long planter boxes. There is no end to the possibilities when it comes to holders for your flowers.

When it comes to floral supplies, you have to admit that the most important factor is the flowers themselves. No matter where you buy your flowers, whether that is a grocery store or a florist shop, you can mix and match your flowers to get the best look. You can also find information on what flowers to use for what occasions.

If you want to get in on the floral movement, then you will need to learn a lot of the tips and secrets of the trade. When you have the right floral supplies, then you are halfway there.

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