Flower frogs are those funny looking things you setting just inside a vase or floral arrangements to hold cut flowers in place. The objective for using flower frogs is to make arranging your cut flowers easier and professional looking even if you’re not…professional, that is. The holes in the frogs keep cut flowers from moving around.
Flower frogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can be made of glass, wire, ceramic and even plastic. They’re relatively inexpensive, and can be used to make your wedding’s floral arrangements eye-catching without much work. You can find them at craft stores, flea markets and probably even your grandma’s attic.
You’ll most likely want to use a flower frog for the bridal and/or bridesmaid’s bouquets. You can purchase inexpensive plastic frogs, complete with a handle for carrying the bouquet, at any craft or floral supply store. All that is left to do is snip the stems of your flowers, arrange however you’d like and secure stems by tying together with floral tape and ribbon. Be sure not to skimp, however. Empty spaces are unattractive. If your budget is limited, fill in with ferns, ivy, baby’s breath and other such fillers.
A new, more modern twist to the flower frog is the pomander ball flower frog. These balls of floral foam are wrapped in a plastic mesh which is meant to be used as a frog to place cut flowers that have been snipped close to the bloom close together to form a ‘flower ball’. You’ll need to use flowers that have a stiff enough stem to go into the foam. Carnations, zinnias and roses work extremely well.
The more traditional flower frogs can be used to place your cut flowers in their various containers to be used as centerpieces for the reception as well as larger arrangements to surround the happy couple as they say their vows.