How to Wrap Flowers for Wedding Bouquets

Overview

A homemade wedding bouquet is a smart way to save money when planning a wedding, and it allows the bride to create exactly what she likes. Wrapping the flowers with ribbon creates a professional-looking bouquet. Any type or color of ribbon can be used.

Step 1

Select flowers for the wedding bouquet and remove all the foliage from the stems. Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle and store the flowers in a container of water overnight.

Step 2

Remove the flowers from the water and dry each stem. Cut the stems to approximately 8 inches long and wrap each stem with floral tape starting directly under the flower head and wrapping down to the end. Cut off excess tape.

Step 3

Arrange the flowers in your hand until you get the look you desire. Wrap floral wire around the upper half of the stems to hold together.

Step 4

Use six large grape leaves and place around the outside of the flowers to form a collar. Attach to the bouquet by wrapping floral wire around the leaves and flower stems. Cut across the ends of the stems evenly.

Step 5

Wrap 2-inch wide satin ribbon around the flower stems to finish the bouquet. Begin underneath the flowers at the top of the stems. Leave a 4-inch long tail of the ribbon loose and then begin wrapping around the stems overlapping the edges. Wrap the ribbon over the bottom of the stems and wrap back up. Cut the ribbon leaving a 4-inch tail.

Step 6

Tie the two 4-inch tails of the ribbon into a knot. Make a bow out of the loose ends.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not store wrapped flowers in water.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowers
  • Floral tape
  • Floral wire
  • Ribbon
  • Grape leaves

References

  • Super Weddings: Hand-Tied Bridal Bouquet
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About this Author

Residing in Southern Oregon, Amy Madtson has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008 with a focus on health, pregnancy, crafts and gardening. Her work has been published on websites such as eHow and Garden Guides, among others. Madtson has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1993.