What are the Most Essential Tools for Flower Arranging?
First things first, you need the best flower arranging tools. Did you know florists have their own specialized flower arrangement tools and materials they swear by for their day-to-day designs? Whether you look up to the pros or just like to go at your own pace, the correct flower arranging tools can help you flourish!
Here, we have put together the best flower arranging tools you need to add to your kit, whether you are a beginner or a pro (or somewhere in between):
1. OASIS® Floral Foam Brick
You will find OASIS® Floral Foam at the base of most professional flower arrangements. It is a handy flower arranging tool that is used to keep stems secure and to provide a water source (when soaked) for flowers. If you are new to the world of flower arranging, you may have never used or even heard of floral foam before. Our ‘Beginners Guide to Floral Foam’ blog is the best place to look if you want to know more.
OASIS® Floral Foam can open up a whole new floristry world for you! You can cut floral foam to different sizes and use in containers to create beautiful designs, that you may have never thought of using before. Here are some of our favorites: hat boxes, baskets, and pots.
We recommend you start with our OASIS® Floral Foam bricks, as these are so handy to store away and use when needed. OASIS® Floral Foam bricks can be used in a variety of flower designs, and you can easily cut and soak to the size you need.
2. OASIS® Floral Scissors
You may have noticed that our floral tools have bright yellow handles. This is so florists can easily spot them in their shops, amongst all the lush greenery, but we also believe they bring a bit of sunshine to your day!
Good quality scissors should be top of your flower arranging tools list! When it comes to cutting stems, you may struggle if you are using average household scissors. Our floral scissors have been specifically designed for flowers. They are lightweight, with comfortable handles and sharp, serrated blades, perfect for cutting most stems and also paper and ribbon too.
3. OASIS® Floral Knife
A good quality knife is next on the list for the best flower arranging tools to have in your kit. A good quality floral knife comes in handy for so many things! You can use to cut and carve OASIS® Floral Foam to size and the serrated blade is perfect for slicing stems too.
Our OASIS® Floral Knife also features a bright yellow handle, so it will match your floral scissors and stand out!
4. Stub Wire
Stub wire is so versatile and a handy bit of kit for any flower arranger. It can be used for securing accessories into arrangements and OASIS® Floral Foam and to support stems and flower heads.
You can also create pieces of art with wire and insert into your design. There are lots of different colors to choose from too!
5. OASIS® Floral Adhesive Tube
Our OASIS® Floral Adhesive Tube will quickly become a staple in your flower arranging tools kit! This 50ml tube is a handy size to keep within reach and is water resistant, fast drying and safe to use on plants and flowers!
It is so versatile and a quick and easy alternative to a glue gun. Use to stick accessories into your arrangements and so much more!