(Closed) diy bouquet question

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Here’s something on anemone care.



I can’t remember where I found the tutorial I used.  It basically said start with a center of three flowers (or five or some odd number), wrap floral tape around the stems to secure it.  Then add flowers around the outside in the spaces in between, wrap floral tape, and continue that way until your bouquet is big enough enough.  You might want to play around with how it looks before starting the floral tape but it was really helpful to wrap a few flowers at a time to keep it secure.  We then left them in water until the morning of.  Had pretty pins and white ribbon and then just wrapped down the stem with a pin going in with each wrap in a straight line like this one (except you can make it look nicer than that)


After they were wrapped we cut the stems to the right length and sealed them with nail polish so sap didn’t get everywhere and some water was sealed in.  Some sites recommended spritzing with hairspray or a floral spray, but we didn’t end up remembering to do that.

Post # 5
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Def do a trial first. I pretty much followed instructions similar to Bvig’s. Making a bouquet isn’t too difficult, just takes a little practice to ensure that it lookes rounded & even.

Personally I would suggest gently cutting those leaves off vs. trying to peel them away. I broke several flowers trying to peel leaves that were close to the buds.

Post # 6
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

It’s fine to remove extra leaves, but you want to snip them off as cleanly as possible so as not to damage the stem.

I agree with previous posters who suggested a trial.  Do a practice run and see how things hold up.

Post # 7
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The reason they are removed is because the leaves on anemonies wilt really easily when they are cut.  if you leave the leaves on, they get kinda ugly. they arent difficult to remove and pop off pretty easily – just be gentle.

Post # 8
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Rosy, great advice!…removing the leaves won’t damage the flower but you’ll want to make a clean snip!

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