How to Wrap Flowers in Cellophane

Overview

Cut flowers are often given as gifts or used in the home for decorative purposes. In both cases, the presentation of the cut flowers can be as important as the flowers themselves. A pretty cellophane wrapper will not only improve the look of your floral bouquet, but has the added benefit of helping to bunch the flowers neatly together and keep them in place without obscuring their beauty. Cellophane is a good choice of materials, because unlike tissue paper or wrapping paper, it is waterproof.

Step 1

Cut fresh flowers and trim the stems so that they are all the same length. Alternately, purchase flowers to make your bouquet. Place the flowers in a pleasing arrangement and band the stems together with a thick rubber band.

Step 2

Get a roll of clear cellophane. For decorative purposes, you can use a tinted color, or cellophane with designs printed on it. Purchase a florist-grade cellophane if possible, as it is less likely to tear.

Step 3

Unroll the cellophane and cut off a piece, though how long a piece you will need will depend on the size of your bouquet. A large bouquet of two dozen flowers may need as much as 30 inches, where a small one of three flowers may need only 10 inches. If in doubt, measure the approximate width of your bouquet and quadruple that number to get an estimate.

Step 4

Lay the cellophane flat on a table surface. Lay the bouquet along one end. Hold the end of the cellophane against the bouquet and begin rolling it. The flowers should come just below the top edge of the cellophane.

Step 5

Secure the cellophane in place with a piece of tape or rubber band. Tie a ribbon around it to make the bouquet more attractive.

Things You'll Need

  • Cut flowers
  • Scissors or sharp knife
  • Rubber bands
  • Cellophane
  • Ruler
  • Ribbon
  • Vase of water

References

  • Su Tree: Video lesson: wrap your bouquet
  • Well-Chosen Gift: Using Cellophane Wrap and Its Polymer Look-Alikes
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About this Author

Mackenzie Wright has been freelancing for the last 8 years in the arts of writing, painting, photography, crafts, and teaching classes on the arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education. Her writing has been featured in publications such as the Saint Petersburg Times, South Florida Parenting Magazine, and Home Education Magazine.