How to make a simple peony, baby’s breath with foliage bouquet…

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Make Your Own Simple Bouquet in 10 Easy Steps

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Step 1: materials needed - click photo to buy flowers and foliage

You will need: x1 gypsophila (baby's breath) x1 Bridal veil bush x3 peonies (half a bouquet) - in addition you will also need twine, scissors and wire cutters - these additional items available at many department stores. These tutorials are for adults only and please take appropriate safety precautions when using scissors and wire cutters.

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Step 2

With secateurs cut baby's breath into pieces cutting at the bottom of each branch.

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Step 3

Take your foliage and slightly splay out the brunches.

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Step 4

Choose your main flower (normally the feature/biggest/best) and tread it through the centre front. This will be the front of your bouquet.

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Step 5

Now place the two peonies facing out from each side to create an imperfect triangle shape.

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Step 6

Take a stem of baby's breath and place it in the gaps between the foliage, working your way around the bouquet, one stem per gap.

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Step 7

Check you are happy with the placement of everything. It may only take a small change to get it the way you want.

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Step 8

While holding your bouquet tightly wrap a piece of twine above your hand around a couple of times and tie one knot.

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Step 9

After the first knot place bouquet carefully down to finish the knot so the flowers don't move and the knot can be tightened with two hands.

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Step 10

Using desired finishing material start at the top and wrap your twine, ribbon etc tightly around and around until you reach halfway down the stems then secure with a decent craft glue or pins (push pins in then up so the don't poke out the sides).

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