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Guide To Floral Supplies

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Floral supplies are the tools used to create those masterpieces, even though all designers have their own specific methods. Florist’s foam is the starting block for most floral projects. For real flowers wet foam is used: a spongy material designed to hold water and keep the flowers in place. It comes in a variety of grades, each one slightly different; some softer foams are for more delicate flowers.

Fairly easy to work with, mastering foam isn’t the most simple. To make the piece easier to create, the foam should sit just higher than the vase the arrangement will be in. It should be wedged in tightly so it stays in place after becoming water saturated.

Among your list of necessary floral supplies is a craft saw; it’s simply the easiest way to shape foam. However, kitchen knives and wire also work if a craft saw is not available; be warned, be prepared to get covered in foam shavings, no matter what cutting method is used.

But what if the arrangement is in a clear container? Saturated thick foam isn’t the most attractive thing to look at. A metal frog is going to be a better choice. They are trickier to work with, but ideal in a clear container. To fill up the rest of your vase, fake gemstones and small rocks transform into floral supplies, as long as you’re careful not to crush the stems.

The most important of floral supplies are-let’s face it-the flowers. Flowers can be bought just about anywhere, and a bouquet can be arranged into a floral project; the grocery store, a gas station, an actual florist, or in bulk from an online outlet are just a few places to find your flowers. A florist learns which flowers match each other, which colors to use for which occasions, and how to arrange the flowers for best appearance.

The floral craft is not simple. It’s a trade with many little minute details. The best way to create the best flowers is to know the medium, and to become proficient in the art of floral design.

The Most Important Tools For Florists

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

There are many things that you need to consider when you are buying supplies for your floral shop, with the most important being having a dependable, trustworthy florist supplier. A important thing to remember when trying to find a floral supplier is how far away they are located. While it is possible to ship over distances, many people find it more convenient to have a supplier close to their business.

When you are finding florist supplies, you should think of all of the possible materials that you might need. You will obviously need lots of fresh flowers, both classic flowers and more “in style” flowers. The classic colors as well as popular colors are also good to have in stock. When you are determining how much to order, your supplier can be a great consultant.

You need to remember to order the little details, such as wire, ribbons, and decorative signs. Wires are essential to holding together bouquets and arrangements. Ribbons and decorative signs add decorative touches that many people appreciate and look for when ordering flowers.

Another important part of a florist business is having specialty florist supplies. A fun thing that many people will love are specialty shaped vases. These can include booties for babies as well as hearts for valentines day and special occasions. Many customers will enjoy being able to buy a complete gift if you have stuffed animal bouquets available as well.

Many florists enjoy the very busy high school dance season by offering boutonnieres and corsages. These take additional supplies to prepare, and you should have all of the necessaries supplies well in advance. It is important to have colorful flowers as well as colorful and coordinating ribbons to create beautiful boutonnieres and corsages that everyone will love.

Another thing to consider when buying florist supplies, is whether or not you will be selling silk arrangements. Many people enjoy these for their home, as they last longer then fresh flowers while still adding beauty

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