Michael Gaffney's Romantic Floral Spheres


  • Start with a grapevine sphere (come in many sizes)
  • Choose the flowers you want to suit your table
  • Trim flowers leaving some stem
  • Glue to grapevine with oasis glue
  • Continue until full
  • Spray with “finishing touch”


  1. Buy flowers from your local wholesale market for best prices
  1. Grapevine spheres are available at all major craft stores
  1. Trim flowers but leave enough stem to glue into sphere
  1. Oasis glue will adhere to flowers and grapevines
  1. Spray with “Finishing Touch” by Floral Life Co. to hydrate for days

Tips for Tablescape:

  1. Start with 3 layers of linens in ascending lengths
  1. Use contrasting colors for effect
  1. Dress each place setting with a water, wine and champagne flute
  1. Use a larger dinner plate or charger in contrasting color to set off your dinner service
  1. Set your flatwear with salad, dinner forks on the left, knife, spoon on the right. Dessert across the top
  1. Glasses: water above the knife, wine and champagne to the right
  1. Bread plate: upper left with butter knife on it

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