Designing With Floral Foam Or Chicken Wire – Learn From These Simple Tips

Last Updated on June 30, 2022

Floral foam or chicken wire - Which should you use for your floral design? Find out the answer here.

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Floral Foam Or Chicken Wire – How to Choose The Best Option For Your Design

Knowing when and how to use floral foam or chicken wire as your arrangement base is something every floral designer should know.

When I first started in the business, both floral foam and chicken wire were used. Gradually, foam replaced wire as the base of choice for many floral designers, especially those new to the industry.

But like everything else, what goes around comes around.

Today, the use of chicken wire is on the rise again, due in large part I believe, to the popularity of more free-form design styles, and that it’s also more eco-friendly than floral foam.

If you are a floral designer who’s serious about upping their game, then you need to know how to design using both floral foam or chicken wire as your base mechanic.

This video tutorial will walk you through how to design a beautiful floral arrangement using either medium.

If you really want to get into the nuts and bolts of floral design, you owe it to yourself to learn how and when to utilize these basic techniques.

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Well, did you learn a lot from the video? I certainly hope you did! And I also hope you add these techniques to your personal design arsenal.

And while we’re on the subject, many of the fresh materials, like the clematis, peonies and garden roses used in these arrangements can be purchased online at websites like They carry a more extensive line of designer flowers.

Other sites such as GlobalRose or BloomsbytheBox might also be worth a look, as they are very price-competitive on many of the flowers used.

A word of caution. Some of the flowers used in the video are not inexpensive. So if you are only planning to do an arrangement or two using the same flowers, I would suggest ordering them through a local florist.

You can find chicken wire on Amazon or at many craft sites like Michaels and Hobby Lobby.

Check with your local florist or hardware store, too.

Thanks For Staying With This Far

Let me take a minute to introduce myself.

My name is Greg Johnson, and I’m the guy behind FlowersFloralFlorist, and the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop.

The reason this website exists is for you to be able to access my favorite floral design tutorials as well as my own insights (for what they’re worth). That’s truly my mission with this blog.

Okay, before we continue, I’ve gotta level with you. In reality, my own selfish needs are really what prompted me to create this site.

You see, I love watching floral design tutorials (like the floral foam or chicken wire workshop you just finished viewing), and a site where I could store and share my favorites is really what I was after.

With that said, I see a lot of opportunity in creating this site. I’m just “keepin’ it real” with you.

If can build an awesome website that other folks enjoy as much as I do, and I can perhaps earn a little revenue, then I personally don’t see an issue.

I’m a pretty straightforward person if you couldn’t tell. Still… any possible monetary benefit is incidental, and I’m not here to sell you anything.

If my sponsors happen to entice you with their offers, fantastic! If you’re just not interested, then all’s still well. You just being here is good enough for me.

Sharing cool flower design tutorials with good people like you is what this site is all about.

So come back any time you’d like to! I’ll continue to share top-notch videos about wedding flowers, everyday floral design, and plant information… and any other intersting floral topics I run across.

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