How to Make Oriental Lily Bouquets


Oriental lily bouquets, unlike Asiatic lily bouquets, are comprised of larger, more aromatic and colorful lily flowers. They offer a touch of exquisite charm as wedding arrangements, and also make wonderful gifts for various occasions. Making your own Oriental lily bouquet at home is a creative process that can be as simple or as complex as you desire. With some fresh-cut flowers and a few additional items, creating a luxurious and attractive bouquet of Oriental lilies is a snap.

Step 1

Gather an assorted variety of large lilies. Hybrids such as Stargazer and Casa Blanca make excellent additions to an Oriental lily bouquet. Six or seven large lilies combined with four or five lilies of smaller varieties, like tiger lilies, add color and texture.

Step 2

Pick out a small variety of non-lily flowers, such as carnations, snapdragons, Black-eyed Susans and lavender spikes, to fill out the bouquet. Three or four non-lily flowers added to the bouquet fill it out and add to the attractiveness of it.

Step 3

Spread out a 12-inch by 12-inch piece of colored tissue paper in front of you, and lay the flowers diagonally across it. Arrange the flowers to achieve the look you desire. Spread the larger lilies apart and surround them with flowers of lily and non-lily variety.

Step 4

Wrap the tissue paper over the bundle of flowers in a cone shape, rolling the flowers with the paper.

Step 5

Embellish the Oriental lily bouquet with silk ribbon bows. Tie all of the lengths of ribbon together into one attractive bow around the middle of the bouquet.

Things You'll Need

  • Assorted lilies (large varieties)
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Four 12-inch long silk ribbons
  • Assorted flowers

Who Can Help

  • Wedding Flowers: Oriental Lily Bouquets
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