When giving a rose stem as a romantic gesture, often the rose on its own looks best. However, when presenting a rose during a more formal event or when you need to travel a bit with it, creating a small bouquet around the rose can bump up the quality of the presentation and protect the rose bloom.
Lay a square-shaped length of cellophane wrap on a flat surface. Allow at least a 30-inch square for the average long stem rose. A smaller size piece can be used for shorter stemmed roses.
Place green leafy material, such as lemon leaf or fern, and any filler flowers, such as baby's breath, if desired, onto the center of the square on a bias angle.
Lay the rose stem on top of the greens at the same angle, with the flower head positioned a few inches below the very top tip of the greens.
Wrap one half of the cellophane square over the stems and turn up the bottom of the cellophane to wrap the bottom of the stem snugly. Gently roll the bouquet toward the other half of the cellophane, wrapping the bouquet into roughly a cone shape.
Wrap a foot or longer length of ribbon in the mid-point of the bouquet, tying a knot and then a bow. Trim the ends of the ribbon to length and finish with a bias or v-shaped cut on each end of the ribbon.