A herbaceous perennial flower, the carnation proves to be a favorite garden and bouquet plant. It grows in a wide variety of colors, from white and pink to red and shades of purple. The bloom sits atop a long, sturdy stem, making it an easy flower to add to floral arrangements and bouquets. Making a carnation bouquet allows you to experiment with an assortment of different carnation colors and green whimsical foliage.
Select 12 long-stemmed carnations that have no visible blemishes on them. Add more carnations if you want a large bouquet.
Bundle all of the carnations together at the stems and hold the stems in your fist. Make sure all of the flowers are lined up evenly in your hand.
Slip a rubber band over the center of the bundled stems to hold the flowers together.
Place a wide-sweeping sprig of baby's breath in two or three places surrounding the carnation bouquet.
Wrap a wide-gauge taffeta ribbon around the stems of the baby's breath and bundled stems of the carnations. Wrap the ribbon twice and secure it into a bow.