When working with floral glue and adhesives, you have several choices. But which one is the right one? Find out here.
How To Choose The Right Floral Glue For Your Floral Designs
Since I sell a lot of flowers for weddings and events to DIYers, I often get asked which floral glue I recommend using.
This video presentation answers that question. In it, AIFD designer Sharon McGukin introduces you to several different types of floral adhesives and the proper application of each.
It even contains a great tip about floral glue that’s a real timesaver when you are working with Oasis floral foam.
Whether you are a pro or newbie DIYer, it’s an informative video with some great tips. Watch it and see what you think.
I hope the information in the video was useful. When it comes to working with the different types of floral media, selecting the right type of glue to use is really important.
For instance, a hot-melt craft glue won’t work with floral designs that need to be refrigerated.
Trust me, that’s not a lesson you want to learn the hard way.
Here are the floral glue types we most frequently use in the shop
Pan Melt Glue
Pan melt glue is what we use most often. We use it to glue all types of floral foam, styrofoam, and dry foam into our containers. We use an old electric fry pan to melt the glue and heat it.
Gluing saves us both time and money, and holds the floral foam quite securely without the need for tape.
Once the glue has cured (usually in a few minutes), we soak the entire container in water with flower preservative added.
Oasis Floral Adhesive
We use the Oasis cold glue in almost all of our corsage and boutonnierre designs, as well as in our everyday designs as well. It’s safe to use with fresh flowers and greens, and handles refrigeration well.
Dual Temp Glue Gun
Although we don’t rely on the venerable glue gun as much as we used to, we still have a couple of these in the shop.
They come in handy when we can’t bring the project to the glue.
You can find the complete line of Oasis and Lomey glue, tape and adhesives at Amazon or most wholesale florist suppliers.
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