How to Wrap Flower with Brown Paper
The topic of today’s post is how to quickly use brown paper to spruce up a store bouquet of flowers. It’s really simple to use and transforms a cellophane-wrapped bunch into something a little more attractive, making it the ideal gift for someone or for yourself!
Consider this: Is it ever a mistake to give someone fresh flowers? No, we believe. When it comes to expressing gratitude, happy holidays, congrats, or simply because, it always wins. Store-bought flowers are fantastic for the wallet, but the uninspired packaging doesn’t do them justice.
You have the option of purchasing a stunning flower bouquet or selecting some lovely flowers from your garden. Today I wore orange roses that I purchased at the grocery store. They arrive in that uninspiring cellophane with the rubber band around it, which is neither festive nor at all presentable. It would be wonderful to purchase your flowers at a local farmer’s market to support regional growers. To keep the flowers from wilting, we advise wrapping the arrangement in brown paper the same day that it will be given as a gift. If you purchase the flowers a day or two in ahead, simply store them in their original packaging in a vase of water until you are ready to wrap them in brown paper.
Enter this simple DIY, which demonstrates how to transform a simple bouquet into one that appears to have been created by a professional florist.
IS IT BETTER TO WRAP OR NOT WRAP THE STEMS?
Talking about timing. How long will these blossoms be dehydrated? Will the recipient of your gift be at home? Are you presenting it to them at a meal or a gathering? The flowers will be nicer and more fresh the longer you can keep them in water.
Don’t wrap the stems if you think a vase with water will be nearby. A bouquet with the stems exposed, in my opinion, looks so gorgeous and organic.
A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PERFECTLY WRAPPING FLOWERS IN BROWN PAPER
We’ll demonstrate today how simple it is to wrap flowers in brown paper. This activity is not only enjoyable and simple but also quick. I’ll be giving my tips for quickly transforming a simple flower into a lovely present!
There are many other methods for creating a wrapped flower bouquet that you may discover online, but we want to show you one that I just came up with today.
What you need: flowers, brown paper, scissors, and a ribbon.
Simply start by taking them from the plastic wrap that was used to wrap them initially and picking out any wilted leaves, especially those that were around the base of the stems.
You can keep a few roses at their original height and gradually arrange the others a little bit lower in front of them and on the sides to add a little bit of volume to your bouquet.
After wrapping the flower stems in a knot made from some of the raffia ribbons, snip the bouquet’s stem ends at an angle using your scissors. Because they will have a wider surface area exposed to the water, flowers with their ends cut at an angle may last longer when submerged in water.
Here is a cool way to figure out the ideal size when it comes to brown paper and choosing which would be the proper length for your flowers. Place your flower bouquet on top of a wide sheet of brown paper after gently folding it in half twice to form four portions. You must trim off the excess paper after folding the paper so that it is roughly the same size as your bouquet or slightly larger. To avoid unsightly creases or lines, it would be advisable to avoid scoring your brown paper while folding; all that is needed is to figure out the size.
Use your scissors to cut the folded corner of the brown paper while it is still folded, as shown in the illustration below. When we unfold the paper, this will essentially make a hole in the center of it.
You won’t be able to detect the minor flaws afterward, so don’t worry if the cut is uneven.
On your table, now that the brown paper is open, arrange the flower arrangement on one of the corners, diagonally, with a little extra room on top. As you can see, after we cut the hole in the paper, the stems’ ends will naturally “fall” into the center of the paper.
On top of the flowers, take the other corner and place it. Drag the corner slightly lower, but don’t entirely enclose them.
This is the time when you can express your creativity. Decide what to do with the left and right sides after folding them accordion-style. Both the front and the back can be dragged. Just explore and fiddle with it until you are satisfied with the results. You may also half-fold the corner that is in front of the bouquet. The best way to fold a piece of paper is to merely fold the bottom, without actually creasing the top, so you may fluff the paper as you like and reposition things until you find a solution you enjoy.
You can take the flower bouquet in your hand at this stage, it would be easier to arrange the paper this way.
When you are satisfied with how everything looks, tie a knot or bow in the stems of the flowers using ribbon (we used raffia, but string wrap would also work.
After finishing, you will have a lovely bouquet of flowers made out of brown paper that is prepared for gifting. It looks nicer and dressier, in my opinion.
The Stem Is Covered In This Version Of: Brown Paper Flower Wrap
Trim the stems of your bouquet, take out any low leaves, and secure them with an elastic band.
Cut a rectangle off of a roll of brown paper. The paper should now be turned diagonally so that it is in the shape of a diamond.
Place a sheet of tissue paper in a contrasting color over the top, leaving a small overhang. The traditional kraft wrap on the outside will serve as a contrast to this.
Place the bouquet on the diamond’s highest point.
Use double-sided tape to hold the left corner in place while you wrap it around the bouquet. Make sure to cut your double-sided tape before you need it so it will be available.
To make a clean edge, fold the paper’s bottom up.
Take the right side and around the entire bouquet with it. Use double-sided tape to hold.
You can use ribbon or twine to tie the bouquet.