Personalized Sympathy Arrangement

A few weeks ago a customer came into the Pewaukee Bank of Memories & Flowers to purchase a sympathy arrangement for her mother.  She did not want a typical funeral piece, she requested a replica of her dog, her mother's favorite!  We definitely did not want to disappoint her.

We started with a basic form constructed out of oasis foam and then whittled down the foam to create the shape.  At this point it looked like a green sphinx.

The form was then soaked in water in order to keep the flowers hydrated for as long as possible.  The ladies called it the dog wash! 

White carnations were used for the entire body and the ears were white fuji mums.  Painted rocks were used for the eyes and nose and a yellow bow and ribbon for the collar and "leash".

Although difficult to construct, it taught us a few new techniques that we can use on other projects.  If you have a request for a unique personalized tribute, do not hesitate to give us a call.  We at Bank of Memories & Flowers will make every effort to realize your ideas.