Funeral Lettering Basing

Funeral Lettering Basing

Time: 20 minutes and 28 seconds | Season: All Year Round

Approx Wholesale cost: £10/20 + Labour and delivery cost (depending on tribute requested)

In this demonstration, our tutor provides an insight into elemental skills on how to prepare, base and add a flower spray to a single letter funeral tribute. This is an introduction to funeral floristry and our tutor, Debbie provides some useful tips and tricks that you can employ into your practice.

For the ribbon pleating, you can find out how to do the box pleating in the Techniques section on the website here.

Should you wish to re-create the following arrangement, you will need the following:

QuantityPlant Materials / Equipment
1 pair of scissors
1 Letter Tribute (Plastic Back)
1 roll Polypropylene Ribbon
1 Florist knife
10-15 stems Chrysanthemum Spray (Double white)
1 wrap Selection of Flowers and Greenery (approx. 5-9 stems)
1Plant Cane
1Hot Glue Gun (or Mossing Pegs)
1 Stapler and Staples
1Small Piece of Floral Foam

For the Chrysanthemum spray, or otherwise known as Double white, there are lots of different types available on the flower markets. They are typically sold in wraps of 5 stems or 20 stems depending on the supplier or wholesaler that you purchase from. Popular varieties include: Bonita, Baltica, Euro, Pina Colada. New varieties are added to the production line regularly!

You can purchase the stems in advance of make up to allow them to fully develop before construction. This will improve the coverage on the tribute and will not require as many stems for make up.

For more information, please do not hesitate to comment in the section below or add to the Facebook group. The team will be on hand to help with any burning questions you have in relation to this or any other tutorial on the Academy website.


  1. Val Hilton on 11/04/2023 at 1:38 pm

    Beautiful Debbie Thankyou

  2. Val Hilton on 11/04/2023 at 1:39 pm


  3. Bridget Beecham on 20/04/2023 at 6:46 pm

    Beautiful. How far in advance could you base the frame? Thank you.

  4. Debra Harris on 04/07/2023 at 8:45 am

    Thank Debbie

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