Through the years we have used framed pictures, sconces, tapestries, metal wall art, mirrors as a way to decorate our empty walls, however there is another way to add pizazz to empty walls and that way is by using Wall Pocket Floral Arrangements. Now with exciting creative designs, more realistic florals and textures wall pocket floral arrangements can bring a new design quality to your room. Wall Pocket Floral Arrangments are an interior decorators choice when traditional wall art does not fit the wall space properly and something else is required. Supplies and directions are listed below for making the wall pocket floral arrangement shown in this article.
1. Wall Pockets vases are available in most home decorating stores. There are also on line stores that carry them. The one used for this demonstration was purchased at Michaels Arts & Crafts. It is made of metal and is light weight, it is about 15 inches long and about 10 wide. Once filled with your flowers this wall pocket can cover a large space on your wall. There are numerous sizes and shapes of wall pockets, some are square, round, rectangular made out of various materials. The wall space I had to work with wasn’t very wide that is why I went with a tall rather than wide wall pocket. I needed height at this particular space on each side of a large window. It all depends on the look and space your trying to fill. When you begin there are a few materials that you will need.
2. Secondly you will need one brick of dry green Styrofoam. Any craft store will carry this. Michael’s Arts & Crafts stock this item in either single bricks, or in packs of four. A hot glue gun and glue sticks also will be needed.
For this particular wall pocket a whole piece of styrofoam was used. In other applications you may have to cut it down so that it will fit in the vase. 3. When buying your flowers and greenery try to buy at least two stems of the same flower to balance out your arrangement. I try to find the most life like flowers and greenery. It all depends on the look your trying to achieve. Multiple shades of green and neutral tones give more of a realistic look. Miniature flowers on stems or small seed like pods give interest and texture. The less shine the more authentic look.
4. The two large flowers shown were purchased at Michael’s Arts & Crafts they are absolutely gorgeous and very exotic. They make up for a fabulous focal point for this floral arrangement portraying a jungle theme. Because of there size they will be close to the bottom of the arrangement for balance and weight. Neutral tone flowers will go with any home decor.
5. Adding components like feathers, feather sphere balls, wicker sphere balls, dried pods, always give that extra wow factor. Michael’s Arts and Crafts carry a wide variety of these great looking products. Because wicker ball components do not come with a floral pick (a wooden stick ). I usually then take a piece of stem that has been cut off from the other floral stems and cut it down to about 6 inches and attach it the the wicker balls so that I can stick it into the foam.
6. At the bottom of the arrangement I’ve added a few larger green fern leaves. It helps to shape the design better giving volume to the arrangement. Fern leaves are a great choice because of there dark green color, texture, and length to help extend the arrangement.
7. Spanish moss is a dried grassy like substance that is used to cover the foam with. You can find Spanish moss at floral stores or craft stores. Spanish moss is normally grey in color. You will not need a whole bag of this for your arrangement, you will probably need just a handful as shown.
Now that we have gone through the materials needed we can begin with the building process of a wall pocket floral arrangement step by step.
2. Now it is time to cover all the green Styrofoam with the Spanish moss. Starting at the bottom fill container with the moss on each side of the Styrofoam, do not cover the top of the foam. Floral pins are available at craft stores if you wish to pin down the moss.
3. Wire cutters were then used to remove some of the stem to both of the two large flowers. One was cut higher than the other so they would sit at different heights.
4. The picture below shows the two flowers at different heights added to the wall pocket.
5. Gradually keep adding all the other stems into the Styrofoam. I like to add a small amount of hot glue to the ends of my stems before putting them in the foam it will hold better. Taller stems should be at the back of the arrangement towards the middle then taper down on the sides. To finish the arrangement fern leaves were added to the base of the arrangement, then two wicker orange and beige balls were added for decoration.