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Learn how to make a stunning bouquet in 7 easy steps with the fabulous Ricky from Ricky Paul Flowers!

What you’ll need

  • A selection of long-stemmed flowers of your choice
  • Foliage
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Ribbon (enough to wrap around more than once)
  • Brooch, pin or additional décor to stick/pin on your ribbon

How to

There are really no rules in making a bouquet, so this is merely a suggestion: most importantly, make sure to have fun!

 Step 1:

  • Once you have your flowers in front of you, pick one of the larger blooms to start your bouquet with

Step 2:

  • Begin building, alternating foliage and flowers
  • An asymmetrical yet balanced bouquet looks a lot more natural than a completely symmetrical bouquet, so bear this in mind

Step 3:

  • Keep building your bouquet until you get to your desired size and fullness

Step 4:

  • Once you’re happy, tie your bouquet firmly with twine, making sure to secure it by going around the stems multiple times (careful, don’t make it bulky!)

Step 5:

  • Pay attention to the way your stems are aligned as ideally, once you have cut the stems down, you want the bouquet to be able to stand upright by itself
  • Cut the stems to desired length with scissors

Step 6:

  • Measure and cut your ribbon to the right length for your bouquet

Step 7:

  • Wrap the ribbon around the stems, covering the twine evenly
  • Pin the ribbon securely or make a bow
  • Add a brooch or accessory of your choice to the ribbon