Floral Design Tools

March 28, 2009 at 12:34 PM (Floral Design)

Floral design has a range of tools to make designing more efficient and support elaborate designs.

Waterproof clay: This is used to position accessories in a floral arrangement. The surface must be dry and dust free for it to work.

Floral Stem Tape: Often used to disguise wire when wiring stems. This material stretches and sticks to itself, it comes in a variety of colors, including green.

Anchor Pins: Used to secure foam when tape will not be acceptable. Pins are super glued to the surface then the foam or flower is pushed onto the pin.

Wire: Comes in different gauges. This is used to support flowers or other elements of the design

Floral Foam designer shapes: Floral foam in any non-traditional shape. Sometimes the foam is secured inside a wire cage

Thorn Stripper: This is a narrow tube with a hinge to allow it to open. It is placed around the top of the stem and then slid down to remove any thorns.

Finishing spray: This coats flowers to prevent petal drop, dehydration, browning, and wilting

Floral Knife: Use to cut floral foam

Scissors: Cut flowers, ribbons, not to be used on wire

Silica Gel: Use to absorb water when drying flowers to preserve them

Crystal Clear: A preservative used in clear containers. This will keep water clear for the life of the design

Paddle Wire: Thin wire wrapped around a paddle rather than a spool. It won’t roll away. This wire is used to wire together elements of the design

Raffia Grass: Used to disguise wire or to bind flowers together

Pin Straightener: Small tool that will straighten pins on foam holders

Vase Fillers: Rocks and other materials are used to fill vases and provide a decorative way to disguise stems



Floral Design Essentials. (n.d.). Floral Design Essentials. Retrieved March 28, 2009, from Tools: FLoral Design Essentials: http://www.floraldesignessentials.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4

Oasis Floral Products. (n.d.). Oasis Floral Products. Retrieved March 28, 2009, from Design tools: http://www.smithersoasis.com/us/floral/products/showproduct.php?indexby=cat&market=&cat=Design+Tools+-+Adhesive&subcat=&prodid=&div=F&full=0

Save-On-Crafts. (n.d.). Save On Crafts. Retrieved March 28, 2009, from Floral Designing Tools: http://www.save-on-crafts.com/toolsoftrade.html

Whole Sale Floral. (n.d.). Whole Sale Floral. Retrieved March 28, 2009, from Vase Fillers: http://www.wholesalefloral.com/Vase_Fillers_s/1.htm





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