The Heart is the number one symbol of Love, and therefore a shape very suitable for the many occasions where we use flowers to express our deepest feelings. Franky Bollingh created an eye-catching heart of flowers. Here-below is a step by step look at how you too can easily create a similar arrangement.
Check out these easy to follow steps
For this heart, Franky used the following:
40 X Carnations "Eskimo"
10 X Roses "Red Naomi!"
10 X Kalanchoe "Kaluna" & "Mayon"
01 X OASIS® Floral Foam Naylor base heart 43x46 cm (art. 8113)
30 X OASIS Wedding collection "Diamante Pins" (art. 62301)
01 X OASISWire products "zigzag wire" Red (art. 7738)
01 X Floralif
Of course you have to get the heart shaped floral foam properly soaked with water. After this we start to create the playfull shape on the heart by creating the border with the Kalanchoe and the carnations.
We used Kalanchoe "Kaluna" & "Mayon" as I wanted to show you that it is not a problem to use plants in arrangements.
It actually gives the arrangement a very natural garden look with two shades. And done properly they will last very long. On the other side the florist used Carnations "Eskimo". This variety has a great intensive red color and extremely big flower which will open nicely during its long vaselife.
Once the shape and borders are finished we can start filling the heart.
On one side he used small plastic apples which will obviously last forever and by spraying them with a "Floralife Leafshine" they get a very nice shiny touch which also increases the tenability of the piece.
After this he put some Diamate pins in between the apples to create an even more shiny effect.
"On the other half I used Red Naomi! Roses. They remind me of "just being in Love". It is a very large headed rose which has a big full bud and is harvested quite open. So they look good from the first moment but keep opening even bigger. They are the icing on the cake and keep wonderfully long for a red rose," says Franky
Lastly, Franky uses some red "Bullion Wire" which he curled up like a fence end placed it in the border between the two sides.
Creating a playfull hard and soft side with two diffferent color shades.Especially for events such as Valentines Day, you want to create a heart that lasts very long. This is why Franky chose to use Leafshine for all materials. It won"t last as infinite as your love but it should come a long way....