You don’t need expensive flowers to come up with a beautiful arrangement—only your ability to improvise on traditional designs to create something fresh and original.
Floral foam, which you may cut into your desired size
Flowers (All available at the flower market near the Dangwa bus terminal in Sampaloc, Manila)
Fruits (apples and pears are more suitable)
A pair of scissors
1. First, soak the floral foam in water before you start cutting the flowers and inserting them.
2. When the foam has soaked up enough water, start cutting the flowers first (keep a variety of short and long stems with slanted tips) and distributing them evenly on the foam. Push the stems firmly into the floral foam to keep the form of your centerpiece.
3. Mount the fruits on barbecue sticks and then attach them to the foam. Place the filler flowers (like baby’s breath) last. Your goal in this last step is to make sure there are no glaring empty spots while still leaving a bit of breathing room around each flower.