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that's a wrap

Decorative mesh offers customers added value and style in this twist on the traditional presentation bouquet.

Fresh-cut presentation bouquets are in high demand for dances, pageants, plays and other events, and this twist on the traditional sleeve or paper packaging is a contemporary, upscale option for dressing up these standards. A fashionable decorative mesh is quickly and easily gathered around the blooms for a touch of style.
This bouquet also is styled in a more contemporary manner, for a twist on the traditional presentation bouquet’s triangular, over-the-arm arrangement. The mounded hand-tied design features groupings of complementary-hued blooms. These groupings draw added attention to the component flowers. And stylish sprays and loops of lily grass add a contemporary accent that mirrors the green lines in the grain of the mesh.
This wrap is more than just pretty packaging; therefore, it can be priced for the added value it contributes. When the stems are left long, it allows customers to easily drop their arrangements into vases they have on hand at home, or you can offer a simple clear cylinder as a quick added sale for displaying such a bouquet.

MATERIALS: ‘Hot Lady’ roses from Royal Flowers International; Hydrangeas and Nerines from Transflora; Gerberas, lily grass, ‘Yoko Ono’ button spray chrysanthemums and ribbon from favorite suppliers; Green Tone Synthetic Rapphia Net from Artbloom Imports Co.; Oasis® Waterproof Tape from Smithers-Oasis.
 
HOW TO 1:
Cut a length of mesh to
encircle the bouquet, and fold
down several inches from the
top to create a rolled edge.
Staple the mesh to hold the
fold in place.
HOW TO 2:
Place the bouquet atop the
mesh, with the rolled edge at
the same level as the flower
heads. Wrap the mesh around the bouquet, gathering as you
go.
HOW TO 3:
Secure the mesh at the binding point with waterproof tape. Conceal the waterproof tape with a bow or a length of ribbon.

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