How to Make a Single Stem Flower Bouquet

December 1st, 20108:34 pm

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How to Make a Single Stem Flower Bouquet

So you’re not a huge fan of the large bouquets that also cost a large amount of money.  More brides are opting to not only make their own floral bouquets, but they are going for the ultra chique single stem flower bouquets.  No matter how talented (or untalented) of a florist you may be, anyone can make their very own single stem flower bouquets for themselves and their bridesmaids.  You will first need a few tools:

  • A bouquet holder
  • Floral foam (or green florist tape)
  • Scissors
  • Flower stem
  • Greenery, such as green ivy or other greenery that your florist may be able to recommend
  • Baby’s breath
  • Satin ribbon

Step 1: To begin, place some of your floral foam inside of the bouquet holder.  You will probably have to cut the floral foam to the correct size.

TIP:  You can find both of these materials at most craft stores, or you can try finding them at a florist.  If you cannot find a bouquet holder, you can use green florist tape as a good substitute.

Step 2: Now take one of the flowers you have chosen and cut the stem so that it is 3 inches long.  Insert the stem right into the center of your bouquet holder.  Ensure that the stem is secured in the foam and that it isn’t about to shake or wobble out.

TIP:  If your flower happens to have thorns, like a rose, make sure you snip those off or remove them prior to creating the bouquet.

Step 3:  Now it’s time to take eight pieces of your chosen greenery and then cut them so that the stems are 3 inches long.  You will want to make sure that the greenery is evenly placed around the flower that has been inserted into the holder.

TIP: When on the hunt for greenery, strongly consider using Gaelic Leaves or Lilly Grass as these types of greenery will not wilt or droop during the wedding.  You can also try using greenery that you can find in your own backyard, such as stems from berry bushes that have small, durable leaves or you can even use herbs if you grow them in your garden.

Step 4: Now it’s time for the baby’s breath.  Select four separate stems and place them in the holder.  Try to place them so that there is one stem of baby’s breath on all four sides of the flower.

Step 5: Take your satin ribbon and cut it so that it is 18 inches in length.  The ribbon should match the theme of your wedding.  Now tie the ribbon to the top of the holder, which will be around the base of the flowers.  Create a bow that is in large loops and allow the remaining ribbon to hang and trail.

It’s a good idea to make any bouquets as close to your wedding day as possible, but it isn’t a good idea to leave it to the day before.  The greenery tends to last longer than the flowers, so if you are using real flowers, make sure that you keep them in small container of water, or even add some water to the floral foam to extend the longevity of the flower.

Categories: Flowers