These ideas I pulled from one of Martha Stewart’s magazines, many years ago.
FOLDED POCKET. Use for small flowers like Sweet Peas or Lily-of-the-Valley.
- Begin with an 11″ square sheet of wrapping paper or vellum. If there is a print on the paper and you want it show, put the printed side facing down on the working surface. Fold it into a diagonal.
- Fold the bottom left corner over so that the point meets the midpoint of the opposite side of the triangle.
3. Fold the bottom right corner in the same way as step 2. 4. Fold the top layer of the top point, down over the two previous folds.5. You can either fold the back layer of the top point, down-away from the front OR keep it as is. Open up the pocket and slip your flowers in. This fold can be slightly modified for the volume of flowers you are wrapping.
RIBBON CARRIER. This wrap requires: 1. Flowers with straight-smooth stems as in Daffodils. 2. A sheet of heavier paper that covers most of the stem, leaving a few inches of the stem exposed. 3. Ribbon. The length of ribbon is dependent on the length of the stems and how many stems you are working with. The “handle section” could require up to 2 feet of ribbon as you have two “knots” to make.
Begin by cutting your paper, allowing enough paper to overlap. Wrap it around your flower stems and secure it temporarily with removable tape or a rubber band.
Wrap your ribbon around the top and make a knot with the ribbon. Allow enough ribbon for a handle, then wrap the other end of the flowers with the ribbon and tie another knot.
PAPER JACKET. 1. Measure the circumference of your bundled stems. Cut a sheet of heavier paper the width of that measurement. Make it as long as you wish, allowing the stems to show at the bottom. 2. Punch out matching rows of holes down both sides of the paper, spaced about 1 inch apart. 3. Curl the paper so that it stands on it own. 4. Using a thin ribbon/lace/cord, lace up the holes. 5. Slip the stems into the jacket, tighten the laces. Trim the ends and tie a bow when finished.
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