How to Gift Wrap Fresh Flowers Like a Pro
One of the nicest presents you can give someone is an arrangement or bouquet of flowers. Flowers are the type of gift that most people will truly appreciate. Flowers are inexpensive but beautiful. It doesn’t matter if you purchase them in the grocery store, get them from a florist, or if they come from your garden: A beautiful bouquet makes a lovely and thoughtful gift.
Take care when planning your floral presentation. Make sure to coordinate your tissue papers and ribbons with the colors of your flowers. The extra bit of effort will make your flower bouquet go from ordinary to spectacular.
What You’ll Need
Equipment / Tools
- Stapler (optional)
- Bone folder (optional)
- Heavy-duty wrapping paper or Kraft Paper
- Tissue paper
- Clear tape
- Bouquet of flowers
- Ribbon or raffia
- Cut Wrapping Paper to Size and Place Face Down on TableCut the wrapping paper into a 20-inch by 26-inch rectangle. Sometimes you may want to use a bigger sized sheet if your bouquet is extra large.Place the wrapping paper face down on your table.Place tissue paper onto the wrapping paper covering the entire back.
- Position the Flowers Diagonally Onto the Wrapping PaperPlace the wrapping or Kraft paper face down onto your work surface.Turn the sheet diagonally so that a point is on top.Cover with a square of tissue paper, making sure the tissue paper covers the wrapper accurately.Slide the tissue paper over the point so that an inch of tissue paper is over the top of the pointed edge. The tissue paper will peek out over the side of the wrapper when the flowers are wrapped, adding a pretty contrast to the floral presentation.Arrange the bouquet in your hand. Place the greenery on the bottom and the flowers on top in an attractive arrangement. It may be difficult at first, but holding the bouquet in your hand becomes more comfortable with practice.Place the flowers on the tissue paper diagonally, as in the photo below.Double-check the position of the flowers in your bouquet and make any necessary adjustments.
- Fold the Wrapping Paper Around the BouquetGently fold the left corner of the outside wrapper and tissue paper diagonally toward the center as in the photo above, being careful not to wrinkle the wrapper or tissue paper underneath.TipRunning a bone folder over the crease will give it a clean, crisp edge.
- Fold the Wrapper and Secure With TapeFold the left corner once again over the flowers and secure with clear tape.
- Fold the Right Corner of the Wrapper Diagonally Toward the CenterFold the right corner of the wrapper and tissue paper diagonally toward the center as in the photo below.
- Secure the Back of the Wrapped Floral Bouquet With TapeWrap the right corner once again over the flowers and secure to the back of the package with clear tape. Optionally, use a stapler to secure your floral package.
- Fold the Bottom Over and Secure With TapeThe floral wrapper will have a point at the bottom. Turn the flower package over, fold the point up, and secure with tape.
- Tie Pretty String or Raffia Around the Wrapped BouquetTie a pretty matching string, ribbon, or raffia around the floral package, then give your beautifully wrapped flowers to someone and watch them smile with delight!
You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to give the object of your affections a gift of flowers. Make someone’s day today. A bouquet is such a beautiful and straightforward presentation that takes very little time, effort, and money, but makes an excellent and lasting positive impression on your gift recipient.