The Secret to Wrapping a Basic Bouquet so It Looks Beyond Lovely

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

Think about it: Can you ever go wrong when giving someone fresh flowers? We think not. It's a surefire winner when it comes to saying thank you, happy holidays, congratulations, or just because. However, while store-bought flowers are great on the wallet, the generic wrapping just doesn't do them justice.

Enter this easy DIY that'll show you how to take a basic bouquet and make it look like it came straight from a pro florist. Below we'll demonstrate two wrapping techniques: a classic version and a rustic alternative with exposed stems.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowers

  • Kraft paper or gift wrap

  • Tissue paper (choose a contrasting color to your wrapping paper)

  • Double-sided tape

  • String or ribbon

  • Scissors

Option One

Step 1

Prep your bouquet by trimming the stems, removing any low leaves and securing them with an elastic band.

How to Wrap Store-Bought Flowers
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 2

Grab a roll of kraft paper or gift wrap and cut out a rectangle. Turn the paper diagonally so that it looks like a diamond shape in front of you.

How to Wrap a Flower Bouquet to Give as a Gift
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 3

Take a contrasting sheet of tissue paper and place it over the top with a slight overhang. This will work as a contrast to the classic kraft wrap on the outside.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet to Give as a Gift
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 4

Lay the bouquet at the top point of the diamond.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 5

Take the left corner and wrap it over and around the bouquet; secure in place with double-sided tape.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

TIP: Cut your double-sided tape in advance so it's ready to use when you need it!

Step 6

Fold up the bottom of the paper to create a neat edge.

How to Wrap Flowers
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Step 7

Take the right-hand side and wrap it over and around the entire bouquet. Secure with double-sided tape.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

You can tie the bouquet with string or decorative ribbon.

How to Wrap a Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

Option Two

Our second option is to wrap the flowers leaving the stems exposed. This is especially useful when you're not delivering the flowers immediately and want to pop them back into water to prevent wilting.

Step 1

Cut out a rectangle of wrapping paper and lay it in front of you. Take the bottom left corner and fold it inward and upward so the corner extends over the horizontal top line as shown in the photo below.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 2

Twist the paper counterclockwise so that the straight bottom edge sits level horizontally.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 3

Place the bouquet in the middle. The flowers should be nestled between the two center points and the stems should extend below the bottom line.

How to Wrap a Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 4

Fold the left side of the paper over and around the flowers; secure with tape.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

Step 5

Fold the right-hand side over the bouquet, and then secure with tape to finish.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke
How to Wrap Flowers
credit: Caroline Burke

Easy, huh? Now go give those flowers to someone special.

How to Wrap a Store-Bought Flower Bouquet
credit: Caroline Burke

Caroline Burke

Caroline Burke

Content creator and brand new mum, Caroline studied fine art before launching her blog burkatron which has been an outlet for her love of DIY and desi... more