How to Wrap a Bouquet of Flowers

It's always best to wrap a hand-tied bouquet before you give it to someone as a gift. The wrapping paper helps to protect delicate petals in transit, and a well-wrapped bouquet makes a much more pleasing present.

Choose wrapping paper, cellophane or simple brown paper and ribbon that matches the style, shape, size and predominant color of your bouquet.

Materials Needed:

  • wrapping paper
  • cellophane or brown paper
  • ribbon
  • clear tape
  • hand-tied bouquet

Prepare the Paper

Fold the wrapping paper in half at a slight angle. Place the bouquet of flowers on top of the paper so the binding point rests on the folded edge of the paper. You may choose to have the pattern on the inside, as shown here, or keep the pattern on the outside, for a livelier look.

Wrapping Hand Tied Presentation Bouquet

© 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Fresh Flower Arranging

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Wrap the Paper

Fold one half of the wrapping paper carefully over the front of the flowers so the folded edge of the paper aligns with the outer edge of the bouquet.

Fold Wrapping Paper Around Presentation Bouquet

© 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Fresh Flower Arranging

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Enclose the Flowers

Roll the bouquet up inside the rest of the paper, or fold the other half of the paper over the bouquet — whichever feels easier. Once the flowers are enclosed in the cone shape created by the paper, seal both sides of paper together with a small piece of clear tape.

Gift-Wrapped Bouquet

Gift-Wrapped Bouquet

© 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Fresh Flower Arranging

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Attach the Ribbon

To attach a ribbon around the base of the cone, you may need to pinch the folded paper together slightly first. Then wrap the ribbon twice around the stems at the base of the paper and secure the ends in a large bow. To keep the bow from looking lopsided, bring the loops up as you tie them.

Tie Ribbon on Completed Presentation Bouquet

Tie Ribbon on Completed Presentation Bouquet

© 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited DK - Fresh Flower Arranging

DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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