How to Make a Saddle Flower Arrangement


Making a saddle flower arrangement is not only more economical than buying a flower arrangement from you florist, but it will also give you peace of mind and comfort when you are going through the tough time of someone dear passing away among your family or friends. You can choose the flowers and the arrangement that you feel will be right for the deceased person and you can pay your respects in a very personal manner.

Step 1

Put all the things that you need on a table and put all the flowers on a smaller table so that you have enough room to work. Plug in the hot glue gun into the electric socket so that the glue becomes hot and it is ready to be used. Take the Styrofoam saddle and put it on the table as this will be the base of your arrangement.

Step 2

Take seven or eight roses and cut the stems to about 3 inches in length. Take seven to eight carnations and cut the stems the same way you did with the roses but a little longer.

Step 3

Wrap all the flower stems with floral tape. Start from just under the flower petal and wrap the tape all around the stem. When you reach the end of the stem, cut the tape with scissors or cutter.

Step 4

Hold both the fern stems and flowers and put them one by one into the Styrofoam. Since Styrofoam is the base of your arrangement you can cover it completely in any arrangement you like.

Step 5

Lift the roses and also put them into the Styrofoam, covering up the base even more. Do the same with carnations. When you put roses and carnations into the Styrofoam, bundle two of each together to get a nicer arrangement. Glue the roses and carnations to the base of the Styrofoam to make them secure. For fillers, take baby's breath and cover all the open spaces in the Styrofoam with it. Use the greenery and place it into the Styrofoam behind all flowers to finish your arrangement.

Things You'll Need

  • Carnation
  • Roses
  • Baby's breath
  • Styrofoam saddle
  • Floral Tape
  • Pink filler brush
  • Fern stems
  • Greenery
  • Hot glue gun


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