How to Put Together a Flower Bouquet


Flower bouquets can be thought of as portable flower arrangements. The flowers are often chosen to match a special occasion or outfit, such as a bouquet designed to compliment a wedding dress. Flower bouquets can range from one or two simple flowers tied together with a bow to a large, elaborate display of blooms. While a purchasing a sophisticated flower bouquet can be expensive, it does not have to be that way. Flower bouquets can be quite inexpensive if you put them together with flowers from your own garden and some basic craft supplies.

Step 1

Soak the flowers. Freshly cut flowers need to be pampered if they are going to look good in the bouquet. Place them in water mixed with a powdered floral preservative (available at any florist or garden center) overnight.

Step 2

Arrange the flowers in a design that is pleasing to you or to the person who will be receiving the bouquet. Try choosing flowers of all one color or type for a sophisticated look, or flowers of all colors for a fun, casual feel. Use foliage such as ferns or leaves to fill in between the flowers and add texture. When you are finished, hold the stems tightly and wrap them with floral wire.

Step 3

Cut the bottom of the stems across in a straight line, then wrap the stems and wire in floral tape. Wrap the tape at an angle, and smooth out any gaps or bumps.

Step 4

Tie a ribbon around the bouquet's stem. Use a hot glue gun and hot glue to secure it in place. You can also wrap the wire with ribbon instead of floral tape if you prefer a more formal look for your bouquet. Just be sure to secure it as you wrap it with hot glue.

Things You'll Need

  • Cut flowers of your choice
  • Foliage
  • Floral preservative
  • Floral wire
  • Shears
  • Floral tape
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun and glue


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April Sanders has been a writer and educator for 11 years. She is a published curriculum writer and has provided academic content for several subscription databases. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in social psychology and a Master's degree in information sciences and technology.