The Hand-Tied Bouquet
As the name implies, this bouquet is made while holding flowers in your hand.
In addition to an abundance of flowers and foliage, youll need a 24 length
of twine, ribbon or raffia to complete this bouquet.
- Start by stripping leaves from the lower half of all stems.
- Throughout the process in making a hand-tied bouquet, hold flowers and foliage midway up the stems between your thumb and fingers.
- Pick up one flower and one foliage stem. Begin by placing one stem directly on top of the other at about a 45-degree angle.
- Continue adding stems of flowers and foliage an an angle, building your bouquet in a clockwise fashion. Keep your hand relaxed -- dont choke your
- Place similar colors across from one another to create a burst of color.
- When you have a handful of flowers, bind with twine or ribbon at the point where your hand is holding the bouquet.
- To secure binding, pull the twine up through the bottom stems and tug gently.
- Last, trim stems evenly at the bottom.
- Tip -- Wrap your bouquet loosely in colored tissue paper for a spectacular gift presentation.
Copyright California Cut Flower Commission
© 1995-2016 All America-Phillip'sFlowers Shops, America's Online
Images © 1995-2016
Phillip's Flowers, SAF, CCFC, Eyewire, or PhotoDisc