How to Make Gerber Daisy Bouquets

Overview

Gerber daisies make striking bouquets with their brilliantly colored, large blooms and sturdy stems. Making your own bouquets at home saves money compared to buying them from a florist, and they can be put together with relative ease. Gerber daisies can be used alone in bouquets because of the spectacular array of colors, but other flowers can be added in along with greenery if desired.

Step 1

Select the three to six Gerber daisies per bouquet, depending on how small or large you want them. If you're using garden fresh flowers, cut them during the midmorning. Choose a mix of colors for a bright, modern look to the bouquet or use a couple different shades of the same color family.

Step 2

Arrange the flowers in your hand and then wrap floral tape around the middle of the stems to hold them securely together. Cut the bottom of the stems evenly across the bottom with a pair of sharp scissors. The stems should be 6 to 8 inches long.

Step 3

Cut a piece of 2-inch-wide organza ribbon to a length of approximately 24 inches. Leave an 8-inch-long tail on one end of the ribbon and begin wrapping the ribbon around the top of the stems, winding it down just to the middle of the stems to cover the floral tape, and then wrapping back up to the top of the stems. There should be about an 8-inch tail left over from the other end of the ribbon.

Step 4

Tie the two 8-inch-long tail ends of the ribbon together in the front of the bouquet to form a bow. Make a simple shoelace bow or, if desired, tie the two ends into a knot. Follow steps 2 through 4 to make as many bouquets as needed.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not make the Gerber daisy bouquets more than 24 hours in advance of using them.

Things You'll Need

  • Gerber daisies
  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Organza ribbon
  • (Optional-greenery)

References

  • Love to Know: Gerber Daisy Bridal Bouquets
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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.