Shirley Bovshow’s Tips for Transforming Grocery Store Bouquets

Shirley Bovshow shows how a simple tool can turn an ordinary grocery story flower bouquet into a stunning floral arrangement.

A simple tool called a floral frog pin can transform an ordinary store bouquet into an elegant floral display.

  • Choose your vessel or vase (wide openings work very well)
  • Apply floral clay to bottom of frog
  • Set in place and push to anchor
  • Add water with preservatives
  • Select flowers for your display
  • Trim stem ends on an angle
  • Insert onto pins
  • If stem is weak, wrap bottom with floral clay before inserting onto frog

Design Tips:

  • Odd numbers are more interesting
  • Vary heights for effect
  • Color blocking for drama

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