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Creating a Foam-Free Living Meadow

In 7 Easy Steps

By: THURSD. | 02-10-2019 | 1 min read
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With an ever-increasing installation trend in weddings and event work, as well as the emphasis on foam-free floral designs, I was eager to figure out a way to create a ground installation, or living meadow, with foam-free mechanics that offered flexibility in multiple installation scenarios. There are so many options for foam-free installation mechanics out there, but this is the method that worked well for me. Hopefully, you will find it useful—or maybe it will provide you with a starting point for additional foam-free floral designs!

Here’s a quick overview of the steps involved, and then you can jump in for a more in-depth explanation of each! To create a foam-free living meadow installation:

  1. Assemble your floral mechanics.

  2. Prep your base.

  3. Secure your wire.

  4. Hydrate!

  5. Begin your foam-free floral design by establishing shape.

  6. Cover your mechanics.

  7. To finish, add texture to your floral design.

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STEP 1: ASSEMBLE YOUR FLORAL MECHANICS

To create a foam-free living meadow, you will need:

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STEP 2: PREP YOUR BASE

Using your wire cutters, clip a section of chicken wire and wrap it into a roll. Place the roll into the container, making sure that the chicken wire comes up above the top of the container.

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STEP 3: SECURE YOUR WIRE

Secure the chicken wire using waterproof tape. Be sure not to crush the structure of the wire—the tape is there to ensure the wire doesn't shift.

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