DIY Wedding Flowers: Tulip Orb Bouquet
Here's how to create a hand-tied orb of tulips in 3 easy steps.
PhotoMemento.com, Kansas City, MO
Thinking of making your own bridal bouquet? An incredible sphere-shaped cluster of lovely peony tulips, hand-tied and accessorized with Camellia foliage, makes a fetching bouquet for a variety of springtime events. And since tulips are available in a multitude of types and hues, many different looks can be created with this simple composition.
The round, ball-shaped formation is naturally achieved with mature tulips, the stems of which continue to grow and arch gracefully after they are cut. When the curved stems are hand-gathered en masse, the cheery spring blossoms easily form a rounded creation.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
STEP 1: Stick to the Leaves
- Select your camellia foliage.
- With floral tape, secure thin-gauge wires to the stems of several camellia leaves.
STEP 2: Make the Bouquet
- In your hand, arrange the tulips into a rounded, sphere-shaped formation.
- Use floral tape to bind them together.
STEP 3: Create a Collar
- Form a collar around the tulips with the wired camellia leaves.
- Bind the grouping with waterproof tape.
- Clip the ends of the wires, and cover the tape with ribbon.
Excerpted from Florists' Review: 101 Wedding Bouquets. To order a copy of the book, call (800) 367-4708.