How To Arrange A Tulip Bouquet
Tulips are simple yet pretty flowers, and master florist Alexandra Lyons shows how to make a simple yet eye-catching floral arrangement while giving important tips on how to handle these delicate blossoms.
Hi, my name is Alexandra Lyons, and I'm a master florist. I create floral displays for celebrity homes, events, weddings and special occasions. I'm going to share some tips with you on flower arranging.
I'm going to show you how to arrange a tulip bouquet. You will need tulips, and some tie, that's pretty much it. And to give you a few tips on tulips, when you get them home from the florist shop, keep them in their packaging if they're wrapped, or wrap them up in some paper and cut them, and let them drink overnight.
This will ensure they stay straight when you arrange them. Another thing about tulips is they're one of the only flowers that continue to grow after they've been cut, so when you're making them in an arrangement or anything, make them slightly shorter than you want them to be over the next few days, because they will grow and they start to look a little leggy, so if you remember that, that will help a lot. I'm just going to pull off some of the leaves, you shouldn't really have any leaves in your tying point, but I want to keep some of the top leaves in because they're pretty, and they'll help frame the flowers.
They're quite fleshy stems and quite delicate, so you need to be careful. They can snap quite easily also. Let's leave a double on there.
That should do it. We're just going to make a little posy by gathering them up, still pulling off leaves that are too low. Be quite gentle with these.
A little baby one in, that's cute. Keep adding till you think it looks right. Here we go.
I think that will about do. Buried my scissors there. I'm going to cut these about here.
And raffia is quite good because it is quite soft so you can wrap the raffia around without it damaging the stems. Not too tight, quite loosely; I'm using my teeth. I'm going to place it in this little sequin bag.
You can use a little bag and you'll need to put cellophane in it if it's not waterproof. I'm just going to pop a little water in this. It's pretty.
And that's how you arrange a tulip bouquet. .