Freesia is a beautiful and fragrant flower that features multiple blooms per stem that bloom along the top portion of the stem out to the tip, leaving several un-bloomed buds at the ends, which give Freesia a great texture! Freesia is said to symbolize sweetness, innocence and trust, making it a great addition to any wedding arrangement. We recently got some Freesia delivered to the FiftyFlowers office so today we are going to share how to create a simple Freesia Bouquet and Boutonniere! Take a look…
I’ll break it down for you here too…
- Freesia from FiftyFlowers.com! (We used the Dark Pink)
- Floral Shears or Sharp Scissors
- Floral Tape (or a rubber band works just fine too!)
- Ribbon, Twine, Fabric… whatever you want to use to wrap your bouquet handle.
- Floral Pins (optional)
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Step 2: Freesia will often come with lateral branches or stems of un-bloomed buds. Cut these off so you are left with single stems. Save these smaller pieces for your Boutonniere!
Step 3: Start with 3 stems as your base, then continue to add stems around your base until you are happy with the size and shape of your bouquet. You can secure the stems as you go to keep your shape, but I like having the ability to adjust my stems as needed, and since we were keeping it small, it wasn’t necessary. We wound up using 11 stems which created a small clutch, perfect for a petite bride or your bridesmaids.
Step 4: Secure stems with floral tape, or a rubber band!
Step 5: Cover the floral tape with your choice of wrap. Ribbon, twine, and fabric all work well.
Step 6: Secure your wrap! You can tie ribbon or fabric into a bow or a knot, but we wanted to keep it clean so we used Floral Pins to secure our green twine. Floral Pins are great because they have shorter pins, so they don’t stick all the way through! They are great for adding color and design to your bouquet handles as well!
Step 7: Cut stems to your desired length and Enjoy your Bouquet!
Now for the…
Step 1: Gather a few stems. This is where those shorter bud stems come in handy! We used one blooming stem with 2 bud stems.
Step 2: Secure with floral tape.
Step 3: Finish with your choice of wrap.
Step 4: Cut stems to desired length.
There you have it! A sweet and sassy bouquet and a matching boutonniere! 🙂