This one’s with that soon upcoming holiday in mind, particularly for some galentines you might want to do something cute for that’s easy and thoughtful and CUTE gotta make sure I say cute. I love gifting flowers for any occasion, and like with all gifted things, putting your own sauce on the presentation makes it a lot more special, even when it’s as simple as these few ideas.
Let’s start with what flowers I used.
Not your typical V-Day color scheme, but I still think it’s romantic (sure, be romantic with your gal pals). It’s definitely a moodier bunch of florals, which I like for being on the unexpected side, but really any flowers are game and should be whatever you find beautiful, always.
Starting with the flowers bunched and tied together with a rubber band, lay the bottom half on top of the burlap roll (mine is about 6″ in width) and roll it up like a burrito. Cut off the excess burlap after one roll, then tie a bow around the burlap with raffia.
Paper Wrap with Loop Tie
Cut a rectangular piece of kraft paper and place the flowers at one corner. Wrap the paper over the flowers from the left side, then fold up the paper from the bottom, and lastly fold the paper over from the right and wrap it around the entire bundle.
For the loop tie, I cut a thin strip of that burlap and used it like ribbon (yea I’m really into this black burlap). A loop tie is the same as tying a bow for your shoe laces, only the second loop is pulled all the way through, which ties a knot around the first loop. Cut off as much of the excess as desired.
Knot a loop into the string, then slip the loop onto one of the flower stems (all the stems should already be tied together with a rubber band). Wrap the string around all the stems in a single layer moving upward. Once you’ve covered as much of the stems as desired, wrap the string back down to the center of the wrapping and tie a bow.
This one’s my favorite and won the coveted spot for the hand-held photo.
I made bouquets in varying sizes, but an idea I really love (and did last year!) is going miniature. You can cover a lot more people that way and they make perfect favors for a larger get-together. Wrap them in any of the ways shown here, just on a smaller scale.
Do you have a Galentine’s Day tradition? Or any V-Day tradition? It’s probably the holiday with the least amount of tradition for me, so it’s interesting to hear what others do for it!
21 comments on “3 Easy Ways to Wrap Flowers”
Love the flower wrappings; simple but a nice finishing touch that adds so much to “this is for you.” The unusual bouquet works great for some much needed winter decor. Where did you get them–flower mart, florist, grocery store? Thanks for all these great tips!
Love that you mentioned winter decor, thank you! I’m definitely in a winter mood.
I got the flowers at Whole Foods. There’s one near me that’s excellent about having a good variety of seasonal florals!
If I can also chime in as I love the ideas here!
You can often find a variety of greenery out your own back door as well as commercial sources! We have several greens on our property including lavender, rosemary, sages, mints, fruit trees, including citrus, and some that we sell in our own little shop such as bay leaves, eucalyptus, and manzanita.
Often times just looking around at your own trees and hedges can be a great (and free) source for unusual and beautiful foliage and flowers.
When you plan a wedding, start there and then when you can’t find a source outside, there are lots of local stores such as Whole Foods, Costco, and Trader Joes that carry fun and interesting flowers and greenery.
And if you like to support smaller family owned stores, there are a lot of those as well!
Love the idea of galentines, I’d never heard of it before reading this and subsequently googling it! Such lovely arrangements and wrappings!
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Oh nice! Isn’t it a great tradition?? Thank you!
Love these ideas. They’re so effective and that ginesta is so pretty! I love how the textures work together
These are gorgeous Amy! Love the moody color palette so much and I never thought of simply wrapping string!
String might be up there with Washi for me ;) Thanks, Andrea!
Love this! So cute! Also love your flower choices!
Thank you, Eden!!
Aaah, I love wrapped flowers. They are just so pretty! Amazing tips.
Yes there’s a lot of charm with wrapping I think! Thank you, Emma!
these are all gorgeous ideas! my fave is wrapping them in kraft paper!
Thanks Jess! I think I might’ve changed my mind to liking that one most too.
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Hypericum is the plant you should use instead of coffee beans
Coffee bean is another common name for them but yes, hypericum is the botanical name.
I will be adding statice to my Easter bulletin board at my church. This will be very helpful. I was planning to wrap them in purple printed fabrics, but I see that might detract from the flowers. Maybe a purple ribbon on burlap or green fabric. Thanks. It just goes to show you can find help with anything on the internet.
Lemon leaf? Coffee beans?! It’s wrong! Why you mislead people ?! don’t talk about what you don’t know, it looks silly!
I mentioned the “common names” vs the botanical names of those. Coffee bean berries are another name for hypericum berries and lemon leaf is another name for salal. None are wrong.