Home DIY's {Video} How to Give Succulents a Stem for Flower Arranging

{Video} How to Give Succulents a Stem for Flower Arranging

written by Katie January 25, 2017
Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

 

You Will Need:

How-To Steps:

We’ll start with the steps you’d take if you wanted to go the Floral Stick route…

1. Cut a small slit diagonally into the side of the Succulent stem. This will make the insertion of the floral stick a bit easier!

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

 

2. Work the tapered end of your floral stick into the incision you just made. On the opposite side, try to put pressure on the center of the Succulent so as not to damage any of the leaves.

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

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3. Apply a bit of Floral Adhesive where the Succulent meets the Floral Stick. Carefully place it on its side and leave it to dry.

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

 

And now, the steps you’d take if you wanted to go the Floral Wire route…

1. Unravel a length of Floral Wire and stick the end through the Succulent stem, about mid-way down.

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

 

2. Pull the wire through and extend it about the length of the rest of the flowers that you’ll be arranging the Succulent with, then cut the ends.

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

 

3. Repeat this stem, sticking the wire through the stem crossing in the other direction. Pull the wire through and extend it to be even with the first section of wire, then cut the ends.

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

 

4. Run your fingers over the lengths of wire to straighten them out a bit, and twist them together. Then, wrap the wire “stem” you created with Floral Tape to keep the whole thing together.

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

 

And there you have it! Now that your succulents have longer “stems” to work with, simply arrange them in with the other flowers you’ve selected! In our example below, we paired our Succulents with some Pinky Lavender Spider Mums, White Mini Carnations, Pink Lilac Mini Carnations, and Green Thistle.

Give a Succulent a Stem for Flower Arranging - FiftyFlowers

 

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