Happy FRIYAY! I have nothing planned for this weekend and I couldn't be more excited! LOL.
If you've been reading my blog or know me at all then you know how much I LOVE flowers. Their vibrant colors and fragrant smells make me oh so happy and can turn a frown upside down! I recently had an opportunity to hand wrap leftover wedding flowers and hand out to guests! It was such a fun experience and a great way to reuse floral at the end of the wedding. What better way than to send home as a wedding favor with your guests?
I will also handle donation delivery of leftover floral at weddings and events too if the opportunity presents itself. It's such a great way to repurpose all that wedding floral for others to enjoy who may need a colorful bouquet to brighten their day! I'll have more information on this service soon but if you have an interest in the mean time contact me here!
Today I wanted to share a quick how to on hand wrapped bouquets! It's super easy and such a beautiful presentation when you want to bring flowers to a friend or as part of a hostess gift. Who doesn't love receiving a bouquet of flowers?
All you need is some fun ribbon, white or brown wrapping or kraft paper (or any wrapping paper of your choice really if you prefer a pattern!) and scissors. Oh and flowers of course! Head to your local farmer's market for a fresh and local selection or your nearest supermarket or floral shop if you are in search of specific flowers. You can choose as little or as many flowers as you'd like in you bouquet - I'd recommend at least 5-10 stems with some greenery mixed in.
Dry your stems , trim and arrange your bouquet of flowers. I like to hold mine in place with a rubberband once I've arranged them.
Next cut off a strip of your paper, I would eyeball it to be long enough to cover you stems, you can always cut too much and fold over to match the length of your bouquet.
Next place your bouquet in the middle and gently wrap one side around the bouquet.
Then fold the other side over and tuck in for a beautiful fold.
Hold in place and gently tie your ribbon around into a knot or bow.
All finished! Super easy right? Let me know if you attempt to hand wrap on or if you have before and you have any additional tips! Share below in the comments!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Stephanie Grace Benton