Hints & Tricks of Floral Design

Recently I sent out a twitter request & email to our mailing list, asking for input on seven different questions. Thank you to everyone who sent in their replies!!

Here’s Question #4:
Share with us and the Flirty Fleurs readers a special hint or trick you use at your shop…

Best way to remove stickers from vases? Goo gone! It’s the miracle adhesive remover.
Gerry & Rebecca, Petal’s Edge Floral Design, Washington DC & Alexandria, Virginia

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Clean Oasis floral glue spills with…. Oasis floral glue. Dip a wooden skewer in the glue and wait for it to become tacky then dab and roll away the glue spills with the tacky skewer. Works on tools, fabric, plant material and even your skin.
Christine de Beer, My Creative Workbook/ Floral Lifestyle Design, Vancouver, Canada

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Fast Orange Hand Cleaner – even removes sap after working with holiday greens!
Melissa, Primrose Floral & Event Design, Massachusetts

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I’m always fighting oriental lilies and all that pollen. It goes everywhere. One of our freelancers thought us to use pipe cleaners to clean the pollen off. Amazingly enough brushing the petals with pipe cleaners gets rid of all the pollen dust.
Alexandra, Exquisite Designs, Chicago, Illinois

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Crowning Glory takes pollen stains off lilies and other flowers. Spray it on after you remove the anthers. The yellow stains drip right off. Plus it keeps the lily fresh. Nothing else I’ve tried works.
Kate, Lilies and Lavender, Pennsylvania

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One of the best setups I’ve seen for designing wristlet corsages, Francoise’s husband created a corsage bar out of PVC Pipe and base board. Francoise can line up the wristlet bases, glue in flowers and leave them on the bar to dry.
Francoise Weeks, Oregon
corsage bar

corsage bar

corsage bar

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Comments

  1. I’ve done the pipe cleaner vs. pollen trick for years, but that pvc wristlet thingamajig is fantastic! Beautiful corsages by the way!!!

  2. I love the corsage bar! Thanks for the tips.

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