How to wrap a bouquet of flowers

A bouquet of flowers will always put a smile on somebody's face. Even the cheap ones - as they say, it’s the thought that counts. Let’s say you’ve picked up some beautiful flowers, but something is missing and they’re not quite ready to gift yet. They could be wildflowers you picked whilst out on a country walk. They could be grabbed in a rush from the supermarket or even a petrol station. Wherever they’re from, you want to treat your flowers with the respect they deserve and make them look special. The chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re looking for a little inspiration. In this guide, we’ll teach you how to wrap flowers just as well as a professional florist.

how to wrap a bouquet of flowers

Step 1: Choose your wrapping paper

It’s important to think about the colours and textures that will complement the flowers when choosing the right paper for your flowers.

Rustic textures such as craft paper and muted Earthy tones are very well paired with wildflowers and garden roses. Whereas you might consider more garish colours for scented bouquets - you can decide based on the mood and occasion.

Step 2: Cut the paper & position the flowers

Cut the wrapping paper into approximately 20” x 26” rectangle (or slightly bigger depending on the size of the bouquet) and place it face down on a flat surface.

Turn the paper diagonally with a corner facing upwards.

In your hand, arrange the bouquet in an appealing way. If you’re a beginner this can be tricky so, take your time. Practice makes perfect!

Place the flowers about an inch above the bottom corner so that the flower heads are closer to the top.

Double check the arrangement and make any finishing touches.

Step 3: Wrap the Flowers

Carefully fold the top left corner of the wrapping paper, diagonally over on itself towards the centre.

Fold the left corner once again so that it covers the stems and leaves, then secure with a tape of your choice.

Next, take the right corner and fold it diagonally towards the centre so that it meets the folded left corner.

Repeat the process and wrap the larger right-hand corner around the flowers and secure with the tape.

Finally, wrap the bottom part of the paper underneath itself and secure it with tape.

how to wrap flowers

Step 4: Add the Finishing Touches

Last but not least, there’s no better way to finish a bouquet with some twine or ribbon. For a more boutique look, you can even add some details such as buttons, fir cones or chocolates, depending on the style of your bouquet.

To “Wrap Up”

You don’t need a big budget to turn most flowers into something extra special. There are a lot of flower bouquet wrapping ideas out there. We also offer a lot of alternatives to traditional bouquets in our online shop, for example chocolate bouquet. You can have lots of fun at home and turn a plain bouquet into something that looks professional and will make a charming gift - give it a try!