How to Use a Flower Frog
A floral frog holds individual flowers in arrangements in place and can be made of a variety of materials. Traditional frogs are made of glass, metal and ceramic material, but frogs can be fashioned from vines, wire, tape, florist foam, marbles, rocks, shells or even hard berries.
Choose the container for your flower arrangement. Assess its ability to support the flowers to achieve your design.
Select or make a frog that will complement your flowers. Thin, delicate stems don't react well to being stuck on metal spikes, and long, wispy flowers will bow down in a shallow container if they're put in a low glass frog.
Rely on the dependable choices. Glass, metal and ceramic frogs are usually domed with regularly-spaced holes that go completely through the material so the flowers can reach water. Florist foam, with either a wax or adhesive bottom, is readily available, inexpensive and easy to use.
Use your imagination. Crisscross tape across the top of a large-mouthed vase to separate flowers. Fill a transparent container with rocks, marbles, sea shells or berries to hold single or multiple blooms in place.
Place the frog in the container. Use florist clay to keep the frog in place if it's unstable. Warm the clay in your hands, form it to fit the frog and press the clay and frog onto a dry surface. You can also anchor florist foam with wax or adhesive bottom surface.
Arrange the flowers as required by the style of frog, trimming as needed.
Pour water into the container.
Things You Will Need
- Flowers and foliage
- Pruning sheers, knife or scissors
- Frog or other materials
- Florist clay, if needed
- Remove the clay or any other material from the frog or the container when you dispose of the flowers.
- Spiky metal frogs are easy to use, but they are hard on flowers and require frequent stem trimming and fresh water.
- Glue or similar adhesives may damage your frog and container.