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With the popularity of cascade bouquets on the rise, it is important to secure the cascading flowers to protect your creation and profit. Losing flowers out of the bouquet can cause you to lose clients and money. Here's a tried and tested tip to help secure one of the most popular wedding flowers that makes a perfect "Spring Cascade Bouquet!"
Using foliage in new and thoughtful ways, to use less and cover more is a necessity for ensuring higher profit margins in today's market. Try this creative way to slice and curl aspidistra foliage to cover your base, leave room for more flowers, and give your customers an updated look for everyday designs
1. Slice the Aspidistra foliage into three or four strips while keeping it intact with the stem
2. Cut the into smaller pieces to use to secure the individual pieces of aspidistra strips into the foam. Make sure you cut the stem on an angle to create a sharp edge
3. Cover your foam with the three aspidistra leaves and individual strips by piercing the strips with the stem of the leaf or the stems that you cut to create the loops. Bend the leaves any way you want to create movement
4. You can create a lot of energy and movement with the pieces as you secure them
5. Cut your flat wire into three equal pieces
6. Add flowers and then accent with the flat wire for an updated look for everyday designs
1. Put Smithers Oasis® Floral Foam Max Life
in the container, place the 4 Gerbera into the Oasis to cover the foam. *Make sure you cut the Oasis shorter than the height of the container, so that the Gerbera's are able to cover the mechanics
2. Cut 12 pieces of Midelino sticks, into 5 inch lengths
3. Use 6 pieces of Midelino sticks to make a triangle with the bullion wire, repeat for the second triangle
4. Cut 3 pieces of aluminum wire. Coil one end tight, leaving the rest of the wire straight
5. To complete the arrangement, put the triangles on first, use the aluminum wire coils to hold the triangles in place