How to Wrap Flowers With Ribbon

Overview

Homemade flower bouquets often have more meaning than those bought in stores because you made them yourself. Plus, handmade flower bouquets are also a lot cheaper. Be it for a wedding or a birthday, warping flowers in ribbon is a great touch to any flower bouquet. Not only does ribbon look beautiful with a flower bouquet it also adds a romantic touch. Plus, wrapping flowers with ribbon is easy as long as you have the proper tools.

Step 1

Remove all leaves and thorns from the flowers.

Step 2

Hold a thin piece of wire as long as the stem next to the stem of the flower. Wrap the tape around the stem and wire tightly so they are touching each other and the stem in no longer exposed. Wrap the tape around the loose wire at the end. Repeat with each flower unless they have sturdy stems, like roses.

Step 3

Lay each flower in a bundle the way you want them to appear in the bouquet. Wrap the stems together with tape. Start at the top and work your way to the bottom until all the stems are tightly wrapped together.

Step 4

Hold the ribbon at the top of the flower bouquet and tape it to the stem to hold it in place. Wrap it around the flower stems angling downward. Fold the ribbon over the base of the stems and wrap it back upward. Be sure the ribbon overlaps so none of the taped stems are showing. Once wrapped in ribbon, tie the remaining ribbon into a small bow or knot to secure it.

Tips and Warnings

  • Allow flowers to soak in water for six hours to one day before using them or they will not last very long. (ref 2)

Things You'll Need

  • Wire
  • Tape

References

  • Save-On-Crafts.com: Flower Arranging with Fresh Flowers: "Wiring & Taping Stems"
  • CraftyCollege.com: Basic Florals
  • Save-On-Crafts.com: Flower Arranging with Fresh Flowers: How to make a Hand-tied Rose Wedding Bouquet

Who Can Help

  • Save-On-Crafts.com: Flower Arranging with Fresh Flowers: Working with Fresh Flowers
Keywords: handmade flower bouquets, wrapping flowers with ribbon, flower bouquets, wrapping flowers

About this Author

Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance for over a year and her focus' are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Hollan taught English in Japan. She has a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.