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Bouquets are often given as a small gesture on visits. Even tied bouquets are much more personal. You can find out how this works and which tools you need here.Be creative in the design
Flowers say more than a thousand words. On various occasions, beautifully bound bouquets are often given away. Colorful bouquets of flowers also set wonderful accents in your own four walls.
You can easily buy bouquets in a flower shop or order them online on time. I've been doing this at www.floraprima.de for years. But since most of them have flowers in their garden anyway, it makes sense to tie a bouquet yourself. This bouquet is then much more individual and of course cheaper. So you or the recipient can enjoy the bouquet, but also the very personal creativity.
Step by step to a personal masterpiece
To tie a bouquet, you need a few utensils and a bit of skill. It's not the easiest job, but with a little practice, you can soon give away a self-tied bouquet.
- a sharp knife
- binding wire
- Floral ribbon
- many beautiful flowers
- binding Green
- any decorative items
Step 1: choose flowers
For a nice large, compact bouquet, it is best to choose around 15 flowers. Make sure that the flowers are not about to fade. Instead, reach for flowers that are still closed, so the bouquet will last a little longer.
Step 2: Remove leaves from the stem end
Use a sharp knife to free the stem ends of foliage, thorns or other parts of plants that are irrelevant to the bouquet. The part of the bouquet that is subsequently in the water should not contain any plant remains. These would later cause bacterial development and quickly let the bouquet fade.
Step 3: choose flower as the central point
Now you can start tying. Use a flower with the largest possible bloom. This forms the central point in the bouquet. If this flower is somewhat unstable, you can also wrap it with binding wire and give it the necessary hold. Now place the flower you selected in your left hand so that you can complete the bouquet with your right hand.
Step 4: tie in a spiral shape
Now take turns to take a new flower and foliage to loosen up and put it together in a spiral. Put the flowers and leaves together so that it gives a harmonious end result. The flowers are always held between the thumb and forefinger. Try not to change your posture.
Hold the new flower at the bottom and place it diagonally on the existing bouquet. Make sure that you always slant the other flower stems in the same direction. This has two advantages. On the one hand, the flowers are almost self-sufficient, so that tying them together becomes child's play. On the other hand, this way you avoid that the flowers squeeze each other and the water supply is interrupted.
Step 5: turn the bouquet
Rotate the bouquet every now and then to see if the big flower, the center of the bouquet, is still in the middle.
Step 6: fix small optical errors
If you are now largely finished with the mating and the bouquet has reached an optimal size, small mistakes can now be eliminated. By carefully pushing it back and forth, you get the wrongly positioned flowers in their place. For a perfect overall picture, you should make sure that the center of the bouquet is also the highest point in the bouquet.
Step 7: shorten flower stems
Before you tie the bouquet together, you should shorten all flower stems to the same length with a pair of rose scissors. Make sure that the rose shears are sufficiently sharp so that the stems at the bottom are not crushed. You should also cut the ends at an angle. This has the advantage that the absorption area for water and nutrients is large enough to give the flower full strength.
Step 8: tie the bouquet together
Now all you have to do is tie the bouquet together. To do this, take around 20 to 30 centimeters of flower ribbon and place it around the bouquet once. Hold one end of the ribbon with your thumb, which also holds the bouquet, to hold some tension. Then wrap the ribbon around the bouquet three times. If you now feel that the tie is tight enough, you can knot the two ends of the ribbon together. If you feel that the binding site is not firm enough, it is best to try tying it again from the beginning.
In this video you can take a closer look at each individual step. Have fun watching!
Two extra tips
Tip 1: In order for the bouquet to last as long as possible, it is important to note a few care tips. In this PDF from flowers-for-business.de there are 10 essential tips for the care of bouquets.
Tip 2: Before the first flowers hang their heads, you can dry the bouquet. You will have something like this for many years to come.