7 Easy Steps: How to Create a Number Out of Fresh Flowers

We have a fantastic customer who loves flowers as much as we do and ordered a large #2 for her daughters second birthday.
We had to create the #2 a day ahead of the event, so we built it in floral foam to give the arrangement the ability to last days. Another option is creating these arrangements by glueing fresh flowers onto cardboard directly, but it will only last for a day.
Here’s how we created this beautiful fresh flower arrangement step by step.
Materials:
  • Thick cardboard
  • Plastic wrap
  • Chicken wire
  • Floral foam
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Reindeer moss
Fresh Cut Flowers Used:
  • Blushing Bride Protea
  • Dollar Eucalyptus
  • Disbud Chrysanthemum
  • Baby’s Breath
  • Freesia
  • Reindeer Moss
  • Wax Flower
  • Green Wicky 
Step 1:

Trace and cut out your number using thick cardboard.
Step 2:
Cover your newly cut out number with plastic wrap so that the wet floral foam doesn’t break it down.
Step 3:
Soak the floral foam in water. When fully saturated, place floral foam on your number and shape (we used an exacto knife to trim the foam). Then secure around the cardboard with chicken wire.
Step 4:
Start designing your number with greenery first. Design in a triangle pattern to get maximum coverage.
Step 5:
Fill in floral foam with cut flowers. (Expert tip make sure to cut stems at an angle for more water uptake. Also, remove any bottom foliage you only want the stems to go into the foam. No leaves).
Step 6:
Add moss around the sides, or where any holes are visible to cover remaining floral foam.
Step 7:
Stand back, review, and tweak. Then of course, take a million pictures!

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