Try these techniques for keeping plush
additions to floral designs dry.
Customers have many needs to satisfy during Valentine’s Day.
They’re buying for spouses, children, parents, grandchildren,
friends, co-workers—the list goes on. Make sure you have the
products on hand that will satisfy those needs and get those
One way to do that is by adding plush to your designs. The plush
accompaniments shown on these pages allow each design to send
its own message to the recipient, and the techniques used to
create the designs ensure the plush pieces will stay dry. Start
with arrangements of your choice, either made in your department
or ready-made by your suppliers, and pair a variety of plush
styles with them for added value and increased sales for your
Place two pieces of cellophane diagonally on top of each
other, and cut a small hole in the center of both pieces.
Insert a plant stake in the hole, and tape the cellophane to
the stake with waterproof tape, making sure it is leakproof.
Cover the portion of the stake below the cellophane with
stem wrap so the wooden stake does not wick moisture. Place
the plush dog into the cellophane poof. Wrap wire around the
dog’s neck, and attach it to the top of the plant stake.
Finally, insert the picked plush into the arrangement.
MATERIALS: “Fetch” the Puppy from Betallic LLC;
8-inch pot cover from Búquet Supply Inc.; seeded Eucalyptus
and carnations from favorite suppliers.
HOW-TO: Leave one corner of the basket empty, and cover
it with cellophane to keep moisture in the floral foam away
from the plush frog. Set the frog into this corner of the
basket, and wrap its arm around the basket’s handle. Attach
the frog’s arm to its chest with a safety pin.
MATERIALS: 12-inch Sitting Hoppy Frog and basket from
burton + BURTON; ‘Charlotte’ roses and seeded Eucalyptus
from favorite suppliers.
Slip a piece of raffia through the loop on the plush
kangaroo’s head, and tie the animal to the basket’s handle
with the raffia. If the plush animal does not have a loop,
wrap the raffia around its neck and then tie it to the
MATERIALS: “Punch” the Kangaroo from Betallic LLC;
basket from Harvest of Barnstable; ‘Charlotte’ roses, spray
carnations, carnations and seeded Eucalyptus from favorite
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