I was inspired to make a larger tower of Sweet William bouquet for my new desk corner of the living room.
I thought maybe someone would want to know how to make these so I took step-by-step photos:
#1 First put a full piece of wet floral foam in a sink full of water while you take a bucket of water outside to cut flowers. Make sure you have the floral foam for wet bouquets. It's not the same as the foam used for dry arrangements. I buy it at Walmart or Joanne's.
#2 After the foam is saturated with water, take a knife and cut it in half (don't sweat getting it exactly in half )
#3 Stack one half of the foam on top of the other and stick a wooden skewer through the whole thing to hold it in place. Just break off the extra wooden skewer sticking out the top. I stacked mine so that the bottom would be slightly fuller than the top.
#4 Take the flowers that have soaked at least an hour and begin sticking them in. Keep the stems short.
Just keep sticking them in until all the foam is covered. It probably took about 5 minutes.
#5 Clean up the mess. Yes, you will get water all over and a bug or two may fall out of the flowers. It's best to do this outside, which I often do.
I used a cake pedestal to hold mine. It has a slight lip to hold the water. You won't need much water because the foam will remain wet for a few days. Every couple of days just put the bouquet in the sink with a few inches of water and it will absorb what it needs. This bouquet should last at least a week.
The one I made a few days ago is still looking good. I moved it to the dining room table when I removed the July 4 tablescape.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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