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Make floral arrangements that rival those of a professional florist with help from this Howcast video series on flower arranging.
You Will Need
- The fresh flowers of your choice
- The filler greens of your choice
- A pair of gardening shears or scissors
- A square sheet of clear plastic, craft paper, or gift wrap
- One or two large squares of tissue paper
- Two 8 to 12-inch lengths of ribbon
- And a flat surface
Place the flowers one by one in your hand so their tops are more or less even. Hold them together.
Tie the bunch together at the stems with one of the ribbons.
Cut the stems straight across the bottom with a pair of sharp garden shears to give them a uniform length.
Place ribbon in plastic
Lay the other ribbon down horizontally on a flat surface. Place a square sheet of clear plastic over the ribbon with a corner of the plastic at the top and bottom (so it's in the shape of a diamond).
Place tissue paper
Place the square sheets of tissue paper over the plastic in the same manner.
Lay the flowers on top of the tissue paper with the stems at the bottom corner.
Wrap tissue paper
Neatly wrap the tissue paper over the stems, overlapping the side corners, so that you've formed a cone shape around the bouquet.
Wrap the plastic over the bouquet in the same manner, overlapping the side corners.
Pull the ends of the second ribbon up around the bouquet and tie a decorative bow.