I just love flowers! I adore their bright colours in our home, whatever the season. Mind you, giving flowers as a present or when you are going to friends for dinner can be an expensive business! A nicely wrapped bouquet can set you back £15 or more in no time at all.
To help you to create the perfect flower gift, here’s a simple way to wrap your shop bought flowers. With nothing more than some tissue paper and basic materials you can transform a bunch of shop bought flowers into a gorgeous bouquet to give away as an thoughtful gift. Saving you a load of money to spend on a bunch of flowers for yourself!
What do you need to wrap shop bought flowers?
Flowers of choice
A rubber band or some string
A pair of scissors
4 sheets of tissue paper in colours of your choice
Some cellophane wrapping (optional)
How to wrap your flower bouquet
Carefully take the shop cellophane off the shop bought flowers.
If the bunch of flowers have any sachets of flower feed, keep them to one side. You can stick them back on when you’ve finished your display.
As the shop bought flowers were a different variety of flowers, they had slightly different lengths. I cut off the difference to make sure they all have a similar length, which will make them sit much prettier in the vase.
Arrange your flowers
I’m not a professional florist (who’d have guessed! 😉 ), but to ensure that the flowers are evenly distributed, I arranged them in layers. Start off with placing a layer of flowers at the bottom, and gently layer the other type of flower on top. Repeat this process until you’ve run out of flowers. If you chose 2 bunches of the same flowers, this process will be a lot easier. I do like to make life difficult 🙂
Re-arrange until you are happy with the effect.
Next, get a reasonable length of string (or an elastic band) and create a loop on one side (see above photo).
Putting it all together
Place the bouquet diagonally on a layer of tissue paper. Leave some of the paper peeking out over the bunch of flowers (see top left of the picture). To make the tissue paper a square shape cut off the excess on the right hand side.
Cut a bit of the corner to free up the stems, allowing them to be placed into water (see image).
Turn the bouquet over and repeat by mirroring the process exactly the same on the other side. I used the piece of paper I cut out previously as a guide to cut exactly the same size on the second sheet of tissue paper. This allows the stems to be left free.
There should now be 2 sides where the tissue paper is higher and 2 sides where the paper is lower on either side of the bouquet. Next turn the bouquet 90 degrees. This should leave the “lower bit” to be placed on a third tissue square (I used cellophane).
In exactly the same manner, cut the tissue paper to a square and cut off a small bit to free up the stems. Wrap around the bouquet and secure with sellotape
Turn over the bouquet (leaving the second “lower” bit to face the bottom) and finish off with the last bit of tissue paper or cellophane. Secure with sellotape.
The final result
And there you have it. From shop bought to a beautiful impressive gift. This should now be all good to go. If you want, you can cut some of the top of the tissue paper / cellophane to shape until you are happy with the results, but I’m happy with this effect.
How much nicer does that look than the original shop bought flowers?
For this occasion I added a chalkboard tag for a Happy Anniversary as per the below. I love these tags for a quirky addition with your own message.
If you need to transport your flowers and you want to give them some added protection, you can repeat the process one final time by wrapping them into some brown wrapping paper to secure them for the journey.
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