Welcome to the Flower School .com video library. I'm Leanne Kesler, Director of the Floral Design Institute. And today we're talking bouquet wrapping. You asked and now we're responding.
When it comes to wrapping, there are so many choices. You can go with traditional, using craft paper or wax tissue, which comes in a vast array of colors, or the waterproof papers that are now available, some are two-sided. Aren't those beautiful? And they're waterproof, so it's not going to be a problem with your wet flowers.
It's fun to take a little extra time, to create interest to your paper. Maybe making a scalloped edge. To do that, think back to kindergarten, when you would make a snowflake, cutting a paper down to a square, then folding it into triangles. Once you have it folded, take the lowest edge and scallop at that point. So, a nice sharp shear, then when you open it out, you have the scalloped circle ready to go.
When it comes time to wrap, you can do simple. Two sheets of the wax tissue, just lay it down, placing the bouquet, then bringing it up over the bottom. Then just folding it in, folding it in, and then clutch right at the binding point. And it's ready to tie off with ribbon. If you'd like something a little fancier, that's where you can go back with your scalloped edges. This time fold it and cut out that center, then when you open, you've got the hole. Take your bouquet, determine you want the colored side in or out, squeezing the edges in, folding it upside down and then gathering. So, you get it nice and lovely. At that point, setting things down, maybe you want to do the tissue as well, setting this in place, folding it up, bringing it in, and in, and then once again, gather at the binding point.
For a little more fun and color, take more of the wax tissue, just pull outward and then tuck it down in. Repeat that, and when you have it ready to go, just a bit of ribbon tied around the outer area, and cinch it tightly, to hold it all together.
Creating a wrapped bouquet is easy. Just a quick summary. Remembering that you start with a piece of paper, fold it in, then bring it over, bring it over and then gather. It's just up, over, over, clutch it and you have a perfect bouquet. Then adding additional papers, maybe a little scalloping, gives you that creative edge. You'll find more inspiration on our website Flower School .com. If you have questions, you can reach us through there or pick up the telephone and give us a call at (503) 223-8089. Now it's your turn. Gather some fun papers, make a bouquet, wrap it, ready to gift. Have fun and do something you love.