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How to Wrap Roses for a Valentine

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Overview

Roses are a romantic Valentine's Day gift for your special someone. The fragrant flowering bush lives and survives in warm temperatures with cool nights. The cold days found in a portion of the country are not conducive to a successful Valentine 's Day delivery. February can have harsh temperatures below 40 degrees or wind-driven chilled air that will quickly damage the rose bouquet gift. A chilled rose will swiftly wilt when warm air hits it, leaving blackened, limp petals and bent stems. It is wise to wrap those roses to protect them for your valentine.

Step 1

Cut a 20-inch piece of curling ribbon. Set aside.

Step 2

Trim the bottom leaves from the rose stems with a sharp knife. Carefully cut the thorns from the stems. Be sure to cut away from your body.

Step 3

Place two to three full-size sheets of white, green or pink tissue paper on a flat work surface such as a counter or table top. Lay the flowers at a diagonal on the tissue.

Step 4

Wrap the tissue from one side over the roses. Hold in place while you wrap the other side of the tissue over the roses and it tuck underneath the opposite side.

Step 5

Staple the tissue to secure it together at the bottom of the wrapped rose bouquet. Staple again near the top where the paper forms comes together.

Step 6

Place a sheet of gift-wrapping paper on to the work surface. Lay the tissue wrapped flowers on the paper on a diagonal.

Step 7

Wrap the paper from one side snugly over the stem area and hold it in place at the center of the flower package.

Step 8

Wrap the other side of the paper over to the center, overlapping the first paper by an inch.Tape the paper together to secure it. Tuck a message or romance card into the opening of the paper.

Step 9

Bring the flap of paper at the top of the bouquet down over the top to cover the flowers and tissue completely. Tape in place.

Step 10

Wrap the piece of curling ribbon around the package and tie it firmly in place. Put a small piece of tape on the center of the ribbon in the back of the package.

Things You'll Need

  • Tissue paper
  • Cellophane
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Curling ribbon

References

  • Floristry Expert: Gift wrapping a floral display
  • University of California: Growing points-rose temperatures

Who Can Help

  • Make Stuff: Gardening roses
  • Horticulture Chat: How to care for cut roses
Keywords: roses, Valentine, rose bouquet

About this Author

Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written ad copy and online content for Demand Studios and Associated Content. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Chilldren's Literature course in 1988.