Sometimes a single flower says much more than a bouquet could. It is an appropriate gift for many situations, but is usually more popular for romantic occasions. As you prepare your gift, it is important to select a flower with a long stem, such as a rose or a carnation. The presentation is also meaningful. You can wrap your flower in a few minutes with a few, inexpensive supplies.
Hold the stem in the sink under cold, running water from the faucet. Hold the shears at an angle for a diagonal cut and snip about an inch off the end.
Place an 18-inch square piece of cellophane paper on a flat surface and place a sheet of tissue paper on top. The tissue paper should be the same size as the cellophane paper or slightly smaller.
Lay the flower on the wrapper diagonally, so that the head of the flower points towards the top left corner of the paper and the end points towards the bottom right corner. Roll the wrapper up, from the left to the right.
Cut a ribbon in a complementary colour and tie it around the middle of the wrapping. Make a knot then finish with a bow.
Things you need
- Flower shears
- Cellophane paper, 18-inch square
- Tissue paper