Are you looking to create a modern and colorful color-block bouquet? Well, you are in the right place! Check out this How-to Video to see how we created one using some leftover flowers in the FiftyFlowers Office, or scroll down to see the breakdown of supplies and step-by-step instructions!
You will Need:
- 3 stems of Kale (Ours were small, in some cases 1 stem may be enough)
- 3 stems of Purpleberry Feather Celosia
- 5 stems of Hot Pink Celosia
- 7 stems of Yellow Achillea Yarrow
- Floral Shears or Sharp Scissors/Knife
- Rubber Band or Floral Tape
- Yarn, Ribbon, or Twine
- Floral Pins
1. Begin by prepping your flowers based on our care instructions and gather your supplies. For this bouquet you’ll need 3 stems of Kale, 3 stems of Purpleberry Feather Celosia, 5 stems of Hot Pink Celosia, and 7 stems of Yellow Achillea Yarrow. Plus, you’ll want to have a pair of floral shears, a rubber band, some ribbon or yarn to use as a stem wrap, and some floral pins on hand.
2. Starting with the Kale, as it’s the largest, group the stems together and adjust any leaves that are out of place if needed. (Kale has fairly flexible leaves that can be “opened out” if that’s the look you’re going for. This is better illustrated on the Cream Ornamental Kale product page.) Then, working around in a circle with the Kale at the center, add in the other three types of flowers, clustering them together as you go to create the color-block look.
3. Take your rubber band and loop it up through the stems of a few of the flowers (or a single stem of Kale should do the trick). Then grab the other end of the rubber band and wrap it around the stems a few times to hold everything in place. Finish it off by pulling the end of the rubber band up another small section of stems to secure. You can also use floral tape if you have some on hand.
4. Get your yarn (or other wrap of your choice), and hold a small length of it vertically up the stems with the end pointing down, just above your rubber band. Holding this section down with your thumb, wrap the yarn around the stems being sure to overlap around the section that you’re holding down to secure this end. Tuck and adjust the yarn as you go to ensure that it stays neatly lined up.
5. When the rubber band has been completely covered and you are satisfied with your stem wrap, tuck the end of the yarn or twine through the last strand of the yarn wrap and loop it through a few times to secure. Repeat this step again if desired. If you are using ribbon, you can use floral pins to secure the end, this will help keep your ribbon smooth and secure.
6. Cut off the end of the yarn, and trim the bouquet stems. Grab your floral pins and start by sticking one at the top of your yarn wrap and one at the bottom, then space the rest of the pins evenly between these two.
7. Voilà! Admire your cool, color block bouquet!
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