Celebrate spring with a beautiful wall bouquet featuring traditional springtime flowers.
Designed By: Edwin R. Smith
Typical Project Completion Time: 2-4 hours
(does not include drying time)
STYROFOAM* Brand Products:
12″ x 5″ cone, one
1″ ball, one
Silk flowers and greenery: pansies, 36; yellow daffodils, six; lavender tulips, five; blue lupine, three; large green leaves, 24; variegated ivy, one bunch
Chenille stems, two
3″ wooden floral picks
1-1/4″ lavender sheer wire-edge ribbon, 3 yd.
6″ wooden skewer
Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks or thick white craft glue
1. Press foam cone against a rigid surface to flatten one side so it will hang properly against a wall or door. Insert a skewer into tip of cone to prevent it from breaking.
2. Remove and discard plastic veins from large silk leaves. Place leaves face down on layered newspaper. Wearing latex gloves, spray backs of leaves and foam cone with adhesive. When adhesive is tacky to the touch, press and smooth leaves onto cone overlapping them slightly. Continue adding leaves until sides of foam are covered.
3. Twist ends of a chenille stem together to form a loop. Insert loop into flat side of cone at center top and glue for a hanger.
4. Push foam ball on tip of cone and glue. Glue pansy blossoms covering ball.
5. When arranging flowers, use photo as a guide. Gently shape stems for a natural appearance. If necessary, attach wooden picks to flowers for added length. Dip stems into glue before inserting them into foam cone.
Lupine: Cut lupine into one 8″, one 10″, and one 15″ stem. Insert 15″ stem into top left of cone, 8″ stem in center, and 10″ stem trailing down left side.
Tulips: Cut tulips into one 12″, one 10″, and three 8″ stems. Insert 12″ stem to right of tallest lupine. Insert 10″ tulip trailing down right side of cone. Insert 8″ stems filling in center of design.
Daffodils: Cut daffodils into one 8″, two 6″, and three 4″ stems. Insert 8″ daffodil below tallest tulip. Insert remaining daffodils in center of design.
Pansies/Ivy: Fill in around previous flowers with pansies and ivy. Glue one stem of ivy trailing down front of cone and then a pansy to the trailing ivy.
6. Cut ribbon into three 1-yd. lengths. Attach wooden picks to the ends of two ribbons. Insert these picks into cone around flowers to form graceful ribbon loops. Glue remaining ribbon trailing down right side of arrangement. Trim “V’s” in ribbon ends.