Bubble bowls are a very versatile and popular vase. We have placed our beautiful posy arrangement within the vase which takes our small arrangement and adds that special touch of ‘Je ne sais quoi’ thus creating something very special.
Prepare your water pearls at least 4 hours before you create your arrangement. Simply add to a large jug of water and wait for the pearls to form. Once the pearls have swelled to the desired size, drain away any excess water. Soak the foam cylinder until completely wet. To do so place it into a deep pool of water do not push the foam down into the water, wait until it sinks naturally (failure to do so will mean the outside will be wet but the centre will be bone dry).
Secure the foam cylinder in the bowl using the pot tape, remember not to cross the tape over itself, otherwise the stems will not be able to penetrate the tape. The shape of the arrangement we are creating is that of a prism. When positioning the flowers and foliage imagine a piece of string from your central focal flower down to the edge of your arrangement, no flowers should be placed beyond this invisible barrier. Start by placing in the mix of foliages this will create an outline of your shape. Refer to figure 1.
Next add the spray carnations around the edge of the foam and amongst the foliage. Take a rose and position in the centre of the arrangement. Now add three further roses around the sides; ensure that the roses are an equal distance apart. Refer to figure 2.
Trim the green Kermit Chrysanthemums down to individual stems and place these among the arrangement to fill any large gaps. Refer to figure 3.
Look around the arrangement from all angles and fill in any gaps with small pieces of foliage.
Now carefully place the arrangement into the bubble bowl, gently tip the water pearls into the gap between the arrangement and the glass bowl and you have completed the design. Refer to figure 4.
15319 Bubble Bowl 20cm
17071 Junior Bowl
17077 Cylinder Oasis
18677 Water Pearls
10683 Pot Tape 6mm