(Closed) How many flowers for this project?

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it would definitely depend on how many escort cards you have. I’m pretty mathematical about things so this is how I would estimate it.

These are the assumptions I’m making:

100 placecards (3 x 2, folded)

1″ between each column

You would need a foamboard that is 30″ x 15″ (you could get it from Michaels). The area of this rectangle is 450 square inches. It takes about 40 – 50 carnations to cover a 6 inch ball. The area of a 6 inch ball is a little more than 28 inches (28.6). Area of rectangle divided by area of the circle would be 16. And multiplied by the # of carnations for the 6 inch ball is would give you 640 – 800 carnations to cover the top part of the foam board.

Assuming the foamboard is only 1″ thick, it would take about 20 – 30 carnations for each side.

Therefore, you would need approximately 680 – 860 carnations.




Post # 4
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

actually, i am thinking that 800 would be too much.  tell me if i am thinking right…the area of a 6″ circle is 28 sq inches, a 6″ sphere, like a pomander ball, is actually about 113 sq inches, so 450/113 is about 4.  If it takes 40-50 carnations to cover a 6″ ball (which i am no expert on, just going on the previous post), you would only need 200 carnations, plus any you would want to put around the sides.  800 seems like a lot, and could end up being a waste of money, and you’d have carnations until the cows came home!

Post # 6
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011


you will need flower per card , the flowers will open in a few day in water, then you put it together.


Post # 7
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011


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