One of my girls is the assistant stage manager for a local children’s theater production and for her opening night, of course we wanted to bring her a bouquet. I thought it would be a great idea to elevate some simple grocery store flowers by wrapping the bouquet in kraft paper and fabric. This is an easy project and would also be great for dressing up a hostess gift.
- Kraft paper square as long as your bouquet
- Fabric square the same size as the kraft paper
- Ribbon, about 24″ long
- Fabric scissors for cutting ribbon
- Floral shears for trimming floral stems
- Paper towels (I used two full-size sheets)
- Glad Press & Seal (about 12″)
1 – Remove the plastic wrap from your bouquet and trim the end of each stem at an angle. This will help the flowers absorb water better.
2 – Put the bottom rubber band back on the end of your bouquet. I moved up the center rubber band and tucked the floral food back under the center rubber band.
3 – Dampen your paper towels and fold them lengthwise. Lay one edge of the paper towels under the bouquet and fold the paper towels up over the stems.
4 – Roll the paper towel around the stems.
5 – Pull out about 12″ of Glad Press & Seal. Place it under the stems. Fold the Press & Seal up over the stems, making sure it extends over your damp paper towels. Roll the Press & Seal up like you did with the paper towels.
6 – Cut a square section of kraft paper about the same length (or a little longer) than your bouquet. Make small slits in your fabric to mark the same size as your kraft paper. Then, tear the fabric to size along the slits.
7 – Lay the fabric face down, then put the kraft paper on top of the fabric, and then put the bouquet on top of the kraft paper. Position the paper and fabric so they are at an angle to each other.
8 – Some kraft paper and fabric should extend past the stems. Fold that paper and fabric up over the stems.
9 – Wrap the paper and fabric around the bouquet.
10 – Place about 24″ of ribbon under the wrapped bouquet, approximately where the center rubber band is positioned. Tie a bow.
And there you have a beautiful bouquet, personalized with your choice of fabric and ribbon, ready for giving!