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