How to Arrange a Ball of Flowers with an Oasis



This decorative idea is easy to do but extremely effective. It's ideal for conferences, wedding receptions and special event displays.

Steps

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    Select your flower type. This article uses carnations to demonstrate the project. However, you are free to use any full bloomed flower of your choice.
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    Cut the stems. Cut the stems with your scissors at 3cm. Always cut stems on an angle, to enable maximum water absorption.
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    Arrange the flowers:
    1. Start at the top and push the stem of your first flower into the oasis, ensuring it sinks all the way into the foam base.
    2. Continue in a straight line until the ball is ringed with flowers.
    3. Make a line halfway around and fill in the quarters.
    4. Ensure the flowers are evenly placed with no gaps.
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    Display the ball. Gently place your ball of carnations in the middle of your table. This should make the perfect decoration for a table.

Tips

  • A ribbon could be gently tied around the ball for added effect.
  • Experiment with different flower colours, or even with multi-colours to match a theme.
  • To hang the ball first tie a ribbon around it leaving plenty of ribbon for a bow and to allow it to hang at he desired height.

Things You'll Need

  • A damp round ball of floristry foam measuring 20cm (or close to 8 inches) in diameter
  • 50 carnations (or any other full-bloomed flower)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Ribbon (optional)

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug A video demonstration of making a flower ball, with Expert florist Trish Haunton. Original source of article; shared with permission and appreciation.

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