Florists can charge a lot to make a floral bouquet, but you can do it yourself and get just as good a result if you’re careful. Here are the steps to take:
First, remove foliage and thorns from the flowers and make sure the stems are all same length.
Pick two-to-four blossoms for the center of your bouquet. These flowers will serve as an anchor, giving you a structure around which to build. Then, arrange all the stems neatly together and wrap them with floral tape, leaving 1-to-1 ½ inches of exposed stem visible between where you begin wrapping. Also leave between 4 to 5 inches of exposed stem from the bottom of the bouquet.
Begin adding flowers around your anchor flowers to create your bouquet. Continue adding blooms in a pattern that pleases you, allowing leafy additions such as ferns to reach up and out a bit from the flowers. Mix textures and colors to create an interesting composition.
As you add flowers, continue to wrap you’re the stems with floral tape using the guidelines given above.
When you’re satisfied with your bouquet, wrap all the stems with floral tape, again beginning about 1 to 1 ½ inches from the flower heads. Leave as much of the stem bottoms exposed as you wish.
You can accent your floral bouquet with a floral ribbon pinned horizontally so it’s parallel with the floral tape.
Now you should have a gorgeous floral bouquet!