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How to Make a Floral Sphere Centerpiece

Floral spheres are among my favorite floral centerpieces. They are perfect for any occasion- wedding, party, dinner, etc. They are also super easy to make! Seriously, there’s no way you can mess them up. It’s THAT easy.

I’m going to show you how to make a floral sphere arrangement out of roses.

Here goes!

Step 1:

Buy a 6 inch floral wet foam ball.


Step 2:

Get your supplies ready. You will need the following:

  • 6 inch wet foam ball

  • plate

  • knife

  • floral clippers

  • big bucket or bowl filled with water

  • roughly 5 dozen roses, or flowers of your choosing


Step 3:

Drop the foam ball into the water. DO NOT push it down. Let it soak up and submerge itself. If you push it down or try to rush the process then you will get pockets of air in the foam and your flowers will die faster. Let it soak for about 10 minutes. If your bowl or bucket is too small for the entire ball to submerge (like mine is) then just flip the ball over to make sure all parts of it get submerged well in the water.



Step 4:

Remove the ball from the water. Slice a bit of the foam off with your knife so that it can sit. Then put the foam in the middle of your plate.


Step 5:

Take your roses, and cut the stem at an angle. Leave about an inch of the stem so you can put it through the foam.


Step 6:

Push the stem through the foam. Repeat until entire foam covered in flowers:






And voila! That’s it, you’re done!

You can leave it on the plate and keep it just like that, or you can put the plate on top of a vase:


You can put something or another in the vase to make it prettier….I filled it up a bit with water and stuck two roses in it:



This centerpiece used up roughly 60 roses. My roses had bigger blooms, but if the roses you get are more bunched up then you may need to get more than 60 to make sure you don’t run short. It took me a little under an hour to finish it.

I bought these roses from the grocery store, and all in all (including cost of the foam) this arrangement cost me no more than 100 bucks. Something like this purchased from a florist would cost, at minimum, around $400+

I only had roses to work with as the grocery store didn’t have any nice fillers, but this arrangement would have been even prettier had I added floral fillers to it. My favorite fillers include baby’s breath, dusty miller, white phlox, queen anne’s lace, green hypericum and white bouvardia.

To lower the cost of this arrangement, you can buy half the roses I used and instead fill the rest with greens, baby’s breath or carnations. All of which are much cheaper than roses, and it will still turn out looking amazing.

A few tips for brides to be who may be reading this and thinking about making their own wedding arrangements:

  • DO NOT attempt to make all your floral arrangements yourself. Get help. Throw a flower making party and invite all your bridesmaids and have them all help.

  • Arrange the flowers the night before your event to ensure they are fresh and do not wilt.

  • Transporting arrangements such as these are extremely difficult, so plan for it and get help.

  • If you want to use other flowers, beware of the hydrangea. This flower does not do as well in the foam, and they tend to die faster than the other flowers. You also have to cut the stem differently than you do any other flower as they have a thick stem.

Hope this was helpful.

About: Leila Rahmanian and Salar Rahmanian

Leila Rahmanian is married to Salar Rahmanian. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have three wonderful kids, two boys named Valentino Rahmanian and Caspian Rahmanian and a beautiful daughter named Persephone Rahmanian.