Equipment & Supplies

For every job having the proper equipment makes things easier, flower arranging is no different! Below you will find a list of tools and supplies that every florist needs and uses daily.

Tools for Floral Design

  • Sharp Knife – for cutting soft or thin stems
  • Bypass Pruners – for thicker stems and branches
  • Wire Cutters
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Pail

Supplies for Floral Design

Floral Foam (Oasis)

When saturated with water it is used to anchor stems.

Pin Holders

To hold flower stems erect. Consisting of a heavy base and sharp, upright metal pins, stems are held on or between the pins.Pin holders are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes and should be chosen to suit the thickness of the stems being used.

Wire (tape-wrapped, painted or bare):

used to support, replace or shape stems.

Water Picks

For adding short-stemmed flowers such as orchids.

Vases and Containers

Limited only by the imagination. Anything that will hold water or saturated floral foam, and suits the design of the arrangement can be used.