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- Step by step to a personal masterpiece
Bouquets are often given as a small gesture during visits. But much more personal are self-tied bouquets. Find out how it works and what tools you need here.
Flowers say more than a thousand words. For a variety of occasions like pretty bouquets are given away. But even in your own home colorful bouquets set wonderful accents.
You can easily buy bouquets in a flower shop or even order online on time. I have been doing this for years at floraprima.de. Since most of them have flowers in their garden anyway, it is natural to tie a bunch of flowers by themselves. This bouquet is then much more individual and of course less expensive. So you or the recipient can enjoy the bouquet, but also the very personal creativity.
Step by step to a personal masterpiece
To tie a bunch of flowers, you need a few utensils and a bit of skill. It's not the easiest job, but with a bit of practice, you can soon give away a self-bound bouquet of flowers.
Tying materials to flowers
- a sharp knife
- binding wire
- Floral ribbon
- many beautiful flowers
- binding Green
- any decorative items
Step 1: Choose flowers
For a nice big compact bouquet you should choose about 15 flowers. Make sure that the flowers are not nearly ready to bloom. Instead, prefer to still closed flowers, so the bouquet will last a little longer.
Step 2: Free the stem end from leaves
Free the ends of the stems with the sharp knife from the foliage, thorns or other parts of the plant that are irrelevant to the bouquet. The part of the ostrich, which is later in the water, should not contain plant remains. These would later cause a bacterial development and let the bouquet fade quickly.
Step 3: Choose flower as the central point
Now you can start with the binding. Take a flower with the largest possible flower. This forms the central point in the ostrich. If this flower is a bit unstable, you can also wrap around with binding wire and give it the necessary support. Place the first selected flower in your left hand so that you can complete the bouquet with your right hand.
Step 4: Bind in a spiral shape
Now take turns taking a new flower and foliage to loosen up and put it together spirally. Join the flowers and leaves together to create a harmonious end result. The flowers are always held between thumb and forefinger. Do not try to change the attitude.
Hold the new flower at the bottom and place it diagonally on the already existing bouquet. Make sure that you always tilt the other flower stems in the same direction. This has two advantages. For one thing, the flowers are almost all by themselves, so tying them together later becomes child's play. On the other hand, you avoid in this way that the flowers squeeze each other and thus the water supply is interrupted.
Step 5: Turn bouquet
Now and then turn the bunch of flowers to see if the big flower, the center of the bouquet, is still in the middle.
Step 6: Fix small optical errors
Now if you are done with the sticking and the bouquet has reached an optimal size, you can now eliminate small mistakes. By careful back and forth, you get wrong-fitting flowers in their place. For a perfect overall picture, you should make sure that the center of the bouquet is also the highest point in the bouquet.
Step 7: Cut the flower stems
Before you tie the bouquet together, you should shorten all flower stems to the same length with a pair of scissors. Make sure that the scissors are sufficiently sharp so that the stems are not crushed at the bottom. You should also cut the ends at an angle. This has the advantage that the absorption area for water and nutrients is large enough to give the flower full power.
Step 8: Tie Bouquet together
Now you just have to tie the bunch of flowers together. Take about 20 to 30 centimeters ribbon of flowers and put this once around the bouquet. Hold one end of the band with your thumb, which also holds the bouquet, to keep a certain tension. Then wrap the ribbon three times around the ostrich. If you now feel that the binding is tight enough, knot the two ends of the band together.If you feel that the binding is not strong enough, try setting again from the beginning.
In this video, you can take a closer look at each step. Have fun watching!
Two extra tips
Tip 1: To keep the bouquet as long as possible, it is important to pay attention to some care tips. In this PDF from flowers-for-business.de there are 10 indispensable tips for the care of bouquets.
Tip 2: Before the first flowers hang their heads, you can dry the bouquet. So you have something of it for many years.