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Creating with Floral Foam

Last time I talked about how to prepare your floral foam so that it is ready to use to create your arrangement.  This time I want to share with you some great tips on how to create the base plan for your arrangement with floral foam.

Securing your foam to the base of your container is a must.  After all, the floral foam itself is what will be holding your beautiful flowers in place.  if you are using a vase, a jar, or any other relatively tall container, as long as you cut your foam to the right size as I talked about last time, you should be fine.  If you are using a shallow container, you will need to secure the foam down with something called a florist prong that you will need to secure to the bottom of the container with some floral adhesive clay.  You will  need to make sure that your container is dry before applying the clay.   Then press the florist prong into the clay securely.  Afterwards you will be able to mount the floral foam into the container and it should stay firmly in place.

If the arrangement you are creating is large, the addition of florist tape will help to insure that your arrangement will stay in place.  Attach one of the tape to the foam and secure it to the opposite end on the container.  Repeat this process on the other side so that you have formed either a “T” shape or a four square shape depending on the shape of your container.  Then all you need to do is add your flowers!

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