(Closed) Bouquet – Ribbon Wrapping Question

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
1496 posts
Bumble bee

I used a glue gun for mine, but a lot of people use pins to hold the fabric secure.

Post # 4
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just used pearl tipped pins, they lasted all night and still look exactly the same as when I did it.  Looks great on my mantle.

Post # 5
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It sounds like you are doing silk flowers?

For mine, it was first wrapped with floral tape (sticky icky stuff but does the job). Then I cut a piece of the ribbon and ran it lengthwise down the stem, over the ends, and back up the other side. I put a dab of hot glue on each side and also on the bottom end to hold that piece there. Then started wrapping from the top, glue first then place the ribbon, then wrap and glue randomly along the stem. I ran the ribbon back up to the top too. Then glued and cut it off. Then I used one more piece of ribbon to tie a bow at the top, hot glued that one down too.

Post # 6
1208 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wrapped each bouquet first in the green floral tape that’s slightly sticky then wrapped sating ribbon over that and secured the end, after tucking the cut end under with a boutonniere pin. I was afraid glue would seep through but we did use double sided tape on the largest bouquet because the ribbon wouldn’t wrap flat.

Post # 7
517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Florists use pins to secure the ribbon. Stick it in at a 45degree downwards angle – two or three at the top where the ribbon ends should be plenty, but I put them all the way down the stems for mine just for looks.

Post # 8
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For my bouquet, I used 1.5″ wide satin ribbon to wrap the stems. I started from the top of the flowers to about an inch above the end of the stems. I folded the end over and used 3 pearl head pins to secure the ribbon. Make sure you insert the pins pointing upwards so that the ends don’t come out the back of the bouquet!

Another thing I did with another bouquet I made was braid the ribbon, kind of like this: 

Then I used the excess ribbon to tie everything into a bow.

Post # 9
23 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

@ritsi_bitsi: How much ribbon would you say you used for the non-braided wrap?

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