Unlike our single stems that need very little ‘work’, you’ll need to style this one a bit more. For protection, it arrives completely flat so don’t be disappointed. Spend some time bending twigs in different directions, moving flowers into position, and gently opening some of the full blooms to reveal the spiky orange stamens inside. Now you’ve got something completely realistic.
The stem’s wire is tough so you can’t accidentally snap it. But you’ll need something powerful if you want to trim it down. We’ve found long-handled loppers (the ones for pruning shrubs and trees) do the trick.
The wire inside also means you can’t put your stem in water for long or it’ll rust. So if you’re arranging them with real flowers, bend the life-like stems up out of the water.