Commonly called "wet foam", floral foam is the primary material for making
modern floral designs. Floral foam is designed to absorb and hold water in it's capillary
structure. Flower stems properly inserted into floral foam will be held in place and
can draw water up into the flower stem from the floral foam. Before designing an
arrangement, floral foam should be allowed to soak in a solution of water and floral
preservative / food. Each brick is 9"x4"x3".
Standard Floral Foam Brick,
FS1009, price, $2.00
Standard Floral Foam Bricks,
FS1047, price, $9.50
Standard Floral Foam Bricks,
FS1152, price, $35.00
This unique paper-covered wire is
perfect for adding structural support or a natural decorative element to your designs.
Bind your sticks, link your flowers, or tie off a cluster. Wow, this bind wire is so easy
to work with! I don't know how I lived without it.
673 foot spool, two colors - natural or green,
FS1131, price $10.50 each
Also known as "Cold Glue", Oasis Floral Adhesive is a wonderful product that
allows you to actually glue fresh flowers to ribbon or tule, to foliages and garland. This
product adds a whole new dimension to corsage making. Floral Adhesive comes in an easy to
use 39 gram squeeze tube, with resealable cap.
price, $6.50, single tube
Wired Wood Picks
Wood Picks are an essential aid to the floral designer with a multitude of uses. I
use wood picks to cluster grasses for a single insertion into floral foam. If I am
working with a very thick stem such as a Bird of Paradise and limited foam space I will
attach two wood picks to give greater stability to the insertion. Wood picks can be used
to secure a bow in an arrangement and are great for securing fruits, vegetables, pine
cones and pods in a floral design.
picks, FS1061, price, $5.50, bundle of 375 picks
picks, FS1062, price, $6.50, bundle of 375 picks
Temp Glue Gun
The high temp glue gun is an indispensable tool for the floral designer. For years
we searched the "best" glue gun available. We tested dozens of guns always
believing that the that more expensive models would be the "best". Guess
what? This inexpensive gun is just as good as any on the market. And, when it
gets gunky with glue residue and bits of floral material, just throw it away and
get a new one.
Price, $7.50, Individual Pack
High Temp Glue Sticks
You can buy hi-temp glue guns nearly anywhere, craft stores, hardware stores, even the
supermarket. Finding high-quality glue sticks is another matter. These glue
sticks will fit any standard hi-temp glue gun. A tip for working with hot
glue. Touching the hot glue and burning yourself is inevitable. A tip for working
with hot glue: keep a bowl of ice water near your work area when working with the glue
gun. Then, whenever you burn yourself, immediately plunge the burn into the ice water and
keep it there for a few minutes. This will lessen the hurt, stop the burning, reduce
the damage to the skin, and promote more rapid healing.
price, $7.50, Pack of 12
The Steelpix Stemming Machine places a sharp steel pick on the end of an artificial flower
stem, a wire or a wood pick. This allows for an easier and more secure insertion of
stems into floral foam, dry foam or Styrofoam. For floral designers working with silk and
dried materials, the Steelpix machine is an indispensable time saver. When designing
with fresh flowers I use the Steelpix Machine to place a pick on the ends of woody stems
and vines. I group Beargrass or other grasses, pick them and insert them into floral
machine, FS1050, Price, $232.50
steel pix refill, FS1051, price, $11.00, pack of 2,000
steel pix refill, FS1052, price, $11.00, pack of 2,000
If you are like me, the transition of the seasons inspires you to gather, collect and
create. In this video, I share with you three unique and creative designs for the season.
I've included a wonderful harvest decorated pumpkin to greet guests at the front
door, and three different design styles for your home; a traditional bountiful harvest,
Asian inspiration and a more contemporary look, Thanksgiving nouveau. No
matter what your taste in home decor, I have a design style for you.