tools and mechanics

floral design - ellie michener

bunch cutters

this tool is used to cut the stems of a flower.

it is located in the tool kits

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floral tape

this tool is a non-sticky tape that is used to hold flowers together.

it is located in the student desks

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anchor tape

this tool is used to hold the floral foam in the design bowl to make arrangements.

it is located in a drawer.

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design bowl

this tool is used to hold the floral foam to create an arrangement.

it is located under the counter.

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floral foam

floral foam acts both as a preservative to prolong the life of the flowers and a support to hold them in place.

it is located in the front of the room.

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greening pin

these tools are used where you need to attach leaves or moss to floral foam bases and to anchor other materials into the arrangement.

they are located in the drawers.

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hot glue stick

these tools are placed inside the hot glue gun, melted, and then used to hold things together.

they are located in the student desks.

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hot glue gun

this tool is used to melt the hot glue sticks and glue/hold/stick things together.

it is located by the windows on the counter.

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scissors

these tools are used to cut ordinary objects and materials.

they are located in the tool kits.

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wire cutters

these tools are used to cut floral wire.

they are located in the tool kits.

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pliers

these tools are used to cut the dead petals off of a flower.

they are located in the tool kits.

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floral wire

this tool binds arrangements together as well as anchors them in together.

it is located at the windowsill above the sink.

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glue pan

this tool is used to melt glue to use for bonding glass, wood, metals, ceramics, and plastics.

it is located on the counter.

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floral food

floral food is a powder that is dissolved into the water before a flower is placed in that gives nutrients to it.

it is located underneath the counter, in a cabinet.

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floral knife

these tools is mainly used to cut plant stems and plant materials and such design supplies as floral foam, ribbon, and foil.

they are located in the tool kits.

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floral oasis glue

this tool is used for bondage such as securing silk flowers. it is also used to hold together anything that is not able to withstand the heat from a hot glue gun

it is located in one of the cabinets/drawers.

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leaf shine / finishing spray

this tool is a spray used to shine the leaves of an arrangement. It is normally put on as the finishing touch to an arrangement.

it is located under the counter.

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vase

this tool is used to hold the arrangement once it is complete. it can also be used for decoration.

they are located on the shelves in the back of the room.

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boutonniere pin

these tools are used to hold things down and together on a boutonniere.

they are located in the cabinet drawers.

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corsage pin

these are used to hold things down and together on a corsage (normally worn by females).

they are located in the counter drawers.

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glue chips

these tools are melted on a hot glue plate and used to dip small things in as adhesive.

they are located in the student desks.

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flower straw

these tools are used to hold droopy flowers in place.

they are located in the drawers/cabinets.

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cardette

these are stuck on a cardholder in an arrangement to write notes or names on.

they are made and designed by the students with paper.

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card holder

this tool is used to hold a card in the arrangement.

it is located in the student desks.

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floral cooler

this tool is used for preserving arrangements and keeping the flowers fresh.

it is located on the side wall of the classroom.

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