First experience with floral foam went stunningly well.
I am super aware that this does not look easy. It is so easy. I whipped this arrangement – which is nice and low, so you can put it on your dining room table without completely obliterating your view of your fellow diners – up using exclusively grocery store-bought flowers, and in about ten minutes. (Okay, my son helped. But still.)
The secret to becoming a professional flower arranger yourself? Pick up some floral foam at any craft or garden store, and prepare to amaze yourself (while acquiring some serious bragging rights in the process). The step-by-step how-to is below, but first, here is a photograph of me reveling in the glorious scent of Clorox® Scentiva Multi-Surface Cleaner. (It really is glorious, but perhaps not quite glorious enough that I recommend physically spraying it on your person. Don’t do that.)
And now…flower-arranging! Because I’m a professional.