Floral How-To | February’s Hand-Tied Rose Bouquet

Make the perfect rose bouquet with just one tool…

First off, Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is full of fun, but before I’m off to eat wayyy too many chocolates, I wanted to share this super EASY way to elevate a bouquet of roses… which is extra fun to keep in mind, because you know your supermarket will be full of on-sale roses tomorrow!

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this bouquet of roses I spotted at a restaurant, so I finally decided to try and figure out how to arrange roses to accomplish that tight-round bouquet look. I’ve done these types of arrangements before with tape (loved how this one turned out!), but I’ve never quite had a handle on it until I did a little research into hand-tying bouquets! And guys, I now feel silly, because it’s SO EASY.

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What You Need
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How-To Arrange Roses
Step 1: Water first.

Fill your vase with water!

Step 2: Start with one rose.

To start your round bouquet, grab one long stem rose as your base.

Step 3: Cross the roses in.

Take a second rose and cross the stems…

Step 4: Continue to cross the roses.

Continue to cross each of the roses there after. Keep crossing at the same point in the stem.

Step 3: Keep crossing…

As you keep crossing your roses you will start to from the circular shape. It’s so cool honestly! Ha!

Step 4: Zip-tie the bouquet.

Next take a small Zip-tie and secure the flowers together. It’s super important to get this tight and as high on the stem as possible.

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Step 3: Trim the stems.

Cut the stems to fit the vase height and remember to cut them at an angle!

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Step 4: Place in vase.

And you are DONE!

how to arrange roses

Honestly, I can’t believe how simple how to arrange roses it, and I feel ridiculous for letting it take me this long to figure it out. You’ll have to let me know if you try it!

I’d LOVE to see what you come up with! Make sure to tag me on Instagram so I can re-share.

Happy arranging, friends! xx

Photography by Sally Watson


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  1. Oh my gosh! This does look easy. I have 3 vases exactly like you show and I often use them as tablescapes because I like low arrangements you can see over. I can hardly wait to try this. I bet it would work with other flowers as well as roses, too. Thanks!

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