Floral How-To

floral design easy step-by-step handbook

Find all the tools you'll need to create gorgeous floral designs at Michaels.

  • Moss Variety Pack
  • River Pebbles
  • 6" Wire Cutters
  • 3" Floral Picks
    (using picks on the end of each stem helps insert and secure stems in foam)
  • FloraCraft®
    Half Block
  • Mini Glue Sticks Hi/Lo Temp
  • FloraCraft® Block Foam 6-pack
  • Hi Temp Glue Gun
tools for your projects
pretty in purple centerpiece

Garden Fresh favorites take center stage
in this forever
fresh arrangement

estimated project time: 35 mins

  • 7" Glass Cube

    3 Peonies

    2 Dogwood Stems

    Styrofoam™ Sheet

    Floral Cutters

    Glue Gun

  • 3 Kiwi Vine Stems

    5 Hydrangeas

    2 Seeded Eucalyptus Stems

    Craft Knife

    Glue Sticks

  • Step 1

    Cut vine into single stems. Wrap around hand in circular motion, insert into cube as shown.

  • Step 2

    Cut foam to size of glass opening. Secure piece of foam to the top of the cube with glue as shown.

  • Step 3

    Cut floral stems to desired height of arrangement. Insert in foam as shown, secure with glue.

desert oasis terrarium

Succulents and
earthy moss offer a cool
and tranquil focal point
all season long

estimated project time: 25 mins

  • Bubble Glass Vase

    Moss Collection Variety Pack

    3 Succulents

    River Pebbles

  • Floral Foam

    Glue Gun

    Glue Sticks

    Floral Cutters

  • Step 1

    Secure 2"x2" piece of foam in vase with glue. Spread river pebbles as shown.

  • Step 2

    Layer variety pack of moss over foam.

  • Step 3

    Cut succulents to desired heights, insert into foam, secure with glue.

citrus bliss centerpiece

Use our faux lemons and apples to create a bold base for this willowy arrangement

  • estimated project time: 30 mins

    • Glass Cylinder Vase, 18-inch

    • 8 Hydrangea Stems

    • 5 Flowering Branch Stems or other tall stems of your choice

    • 6 Bags of Apples

    • 4 Bags of Lemons

  • Step 1

    Layer apples and lemons in vase as shown. Vase can be filled with almost anything that would coordinate with your arrangement.

  • Step 2

    Cut and insert hydrangea to form a collar around vase as shown.

  • Step 3

    Insert flowering branch stems.

designer blooms wreath

Rustic meets refined in a grapevine wreath embellished with elegant stems and berries

  • estimated project time: 45 mins

    • 24" Grapevine Wreath

    • 4-5 Floral Bushes

    • 1-2 Filler Bushes

    • Ribbon for hanger (may also be used to make a bow or to wrap wreath)

    • Glue Gun

    • Glue Sticks

    • Floral Cutters

    • Floral Wire

  • Step 1

    Cut bush into single stems. Starting with the focal flowers, insert stems into wreath as shown, secure with glue.

  • Step 2

    Continue to fill in the desired area with smaller flowers, berries or grasses.

  • Step 3

    Add vine to finish the bare areas of the wreath.