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DIY Wedding Flowers: Tulip Orb Bouquet

Here's how to create a hand-tied orb of tulips in 3 easy steps.

Photo: 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:


  • Camellia foliage
  • Floral tape
  • Oasis waterproof tape
  • Peony tulips
  • Ribbon
  • Thin-gauge wire

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


  • Pick your peony tulips.
  • 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.

-- The Knot

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