(Closed) styrofoam vs green foam

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

You could, but the point of the green ones is that they retain moisture and keep your flowers alive.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@SapphireSun:  Oh thank you, I never knew the difference either!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sapphire Sun has covered the most important difference between floral foam (green foam) and styrofoam.

Flowers with weak or delicate stems would also break if you tried to insert them into styrofoam.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It depends what you are using the foam for.  Fake flowers you can do it in white foam, real flowers need the green to stay hydrated.  I saw an idea on pinterest the other day, to use the foam tube found in the plumbing section of home depot as a wreath form as its sooo much cheaper.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I use glue when I work with fake flowers.  I’ve had issues with them falling out because they are a little heavier, so I’d rather be safe then sorry.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@futurerrr:  If you’re doing fake flowers then by all means use styrofoam.  Fake have plastic/metal in the stems and you can pretty much jam them wherever with no issues.  Even better if you can use a little hot glue to help with sticking them.  just be careful not to melt the foam.

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