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To learn how to wrap a bouquet of flowers is an easy skill that will come in very useful. There are times when you have a garden full of flowers you want to share the beauty with friends and family.
While you could just roll them in newspaper you know that there is a nicer way of doing it.
Learning the same tricks that the florist do to wrap your flowers when you give them as gifts will make your flowers seem extra special. This also comes in very handy when you can buy your flowers at discounted prices but there is no presentation to them.
You are going to need wrapping paper and I just use gift wrap paper. I usually use solid colored wrapping paper that either compliments the color of flowers I am wrapping or is in a strong contrast to the flowers that I am wrapping.
Don't use cheap thin paper as it will crease and rip very easily. I add a layer of tissue paper for some extra color.
Cut the paper into a large square.
I over lapped the tissue paper about an inch on the top corner and two sides with the good side facing out.
Place your green in the corner of the paper and extending an inch or two. Lay your first flowers on top of the green.
Add the flowers one stem at a time in layers so you can see the flower heads.
When you wrap the flowers they will gather together.
Take the right corner of the wrapping and tissue paper and pull it across the flowers but not too tightly.
You want to make a point at the bottom of the paper.
Take the paper on the left side and pull it over.
Tuck the paper behind and tape.
If the point of the paper is very long then bend back the bottom and tape it.
You can add a beautiful bow the same color as the flowers.
You should wrap your flowers at the last minute to make sure they are fresh.
Remember that there ends will need to be trimmed again before they are put in water.
Beautifully wrapped you can leave your flowers for family and friends as a wonderful surprise.
Don't forget to leave a note with your flowers so they know who they are from.