Here’s how to wrap fresh flowers with a great secret trick to keep them fresh with expert Anne…
Excited to share some of today’s tips with our expert florist and friend Anne of Flourish CA.
So you’re heading to a dinner and want to bring fresh bouquets of flowers you picked up at the farmers market yesterday. They’ve been sitting in water at your home but by the time you run all your other errands on the way to dinner, the flowers have wilted in the front seat of your car (!!).
I’m going to show you today a great way to not only wrap your bouquet, but also keep them well hydrated with a secret freshness trick so you can show up with something happy at your dinner party, or bring fresh herb bouquets to bring as a new neighbor gift.
PS have you seen those gorgeous veggie bouquets we made with Anne?
What flowers to buy at the grocery store?
Always go for simplicity with a specific color scheme, and be sure to buy plenty of greenery as well.
How to take care of fresh cut flowers?
When you bring them home, always cut diagonally for a fresh cut and maximize moisture absorption. Get them into water asap.
If you’re bringing them as a gift, here’s a freshness trick to keep them looking beautiful!
How to Wrap a Bouquet of Fresh Flowers:
STEP 1 :
What do you wrap flowers in?
Cut a square of brown kraft paper in a square about 2 feet by 2 feet long and place diagonally on the table.
Place the bouquet on top of the rectangle of plastic wrap/damp towel and wrap the bottom of the stems with it tightly. We first brought up the bottom and then wrapped the sides.
Once the secret freshness piece is complete you can wrap the kraft paper on top. First take the bottom right corner and roll it over once or twice, depending on how large your bouquet it.
Wrap the left side of the kraft paper over the bouquet, then the bottom section, then end with the right section in that order.
Take a piece of twine and tie it around to finish off your wrapped (fresh) bouquet.
What flowers stay freshest the longest?
At the grocery store, look for carnations, chrysanthemums, orchids, and zinnias. Avoid dahlias, peonies, and sunflowers.
Voila! Now that you’ve nailed down this technique, how about trying a mini Easter bouquet, a herb bouquet for a new neighbor, or a gorgeous veggie bouquet for a wedding?
Also, some more DIY Bouquet Basics for Non Pros
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Great tip and such pretty images. I remember my mom doing this when I was little, and I would take fresh flowers to my teacher from our yard.
Great tip. Will beat to good use this Easter.Wanted to ask the source for the white top. Such a pretty blouse
Love this! Thanks for the tip. Spring flowers make everything so much better.
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