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Here are understandable pictures and steps to help guide you through making your own small floral arrangement for the holidays. An arrangement this size will be suitable for small areas like coffee tables or counter tops.

Tools needed:
Block of Oasis floral foam
Anchor tape
Wire cutters
4 in. x 4 in. glass cube
Floral wire
Knife
Small towel
Cutting board
Scissors

Flowers needed:
Bear grass
Leatherleaf
Cedar
40 cm red roses
Green hypernicum berries
White button palms
Red mini carns
 
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Step 1: Soak the floral foam.

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Fill a sink with enough water to soak the floral foam. This will take about fifteen minutes or so. The foam will be completely soaked once it has sunk to the bottom of the sink and is dark green.

Step 2: Cut the foam.

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Take the small towel and fold it in half; lay the cutting board on top of the folded towel. Insert the foam into the cube. Then take the knife and make a light line right above the edge of the cube. This line will tell you where to cut the foam. After this, remove the block of foam from the cube and cut down the line.

Step 3: Anchor the foam with tape.

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Insert the foam you cut into the cube. Using the anchor tape, tape from the top of one side of the cube across the foam to the other side of the cube. The tape should cut into the foam a small amount.

Step 4: Cut the leatherleaf stems.

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Take out four or five stems of leatherleaf. Cut off the largest two sets of leaves at the bottom and the small grouping of leaves at the very top. You may throw away the middle section and the stem, if you wish. Those pieces will not be used in this arrangement.

Step 5: Cover up the tape with leatherleaf.

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On each side, take two pieces of leatherleaf and poke them into the foam around the anchor tape. Following this, take the leatherleaf and insert the pieces around the cube. Fill in any empty spaces you see around the edges of the foam with the leatherleaf.
dmattson27 months ago
The flowers are white button poms, not palms. Palm is a type of green leaf.
auca96 (author)  dmattson27 months ago
Oops, I totally missed that - should have known. Thanks.
HollyMann8 months ago
That is gorgeous - great job! :) Very thorough instructable!