How To Make A Calla Lily Bouquet

The Finished Calla Lily Bouquet



You will need:


Step 1: Wire and Tape the Calla Lilies...

Wire the calla lilies by wiring the 18 gauge wire around the top of the stem.

(You need to use 18 gauge wire because the calla lilies are very heavy and they need good support)...


Wire around the stem of the calla lily


Then stem tape over the wire and the stem...


Tape around the wire and stems


Step 2: Wire and Tape the Frangipanis...

Wire and tape the frangipanis using 22 gauge thin wire...


Wire and tape the Frangipanis


Step 3: Wire and Tape the Leaves...

Wire and tape the leaves using 18 gauge wire. Like before, we use the thicker wire to help add stability, so the bouquet will hold it's shape more...


Wire and tape the leaves, using 18 gauge wire


Step 4: Make ribbon loops...

Make some ribbon loops, and wire and tape them...


Step 5: Make a tail for the bouquet...

To start the teardrop bouquet, the first thing to do is to make a tail.


To do this, place a Frangipani and a ribbon loop on a leaf, and then tape 1/2 half way down the stem...


Starting the tail...



Step 6: Prepare the guide wire...


Next we need the guide wire. The guide wire helps to make the handle.

The handle for a teardrop needs to be on the back, but towards the middle of the bouquet. The guide wire helps to make sure it's in the right position.


To make the guide wire, take one of the large leaves, and cut the wire half way down the wire. Attach it to the tail wire.


Position the guide wire...


Tape from the top of the leaf to the start of the tail wires...


Start taping the guide wire from the leaf


It should look like this...

The guide wire should look like this


Step 7: Arrange the leaves...


Now stagger the leaves up from the tail leaf, into a fan shape. Place three leaves on either side of the tail. Use a small piece of stem tape to hold the leaves in place...


Fan out the leaves


Step 8: Add the flowers

Add the calla lilies up the middle of the bouquet, by staggering them up from the tail flower...


Add the Calla Lilies


Then add the Frangipanis in between the calla lilies...


Add the frangipanis


Use any left-over leaves and ribbon loops until all gaps are filled.


Step 9: Finish the bouquet

Add the trailer ribbons underneath the bouquet, and add the figure-of-8-bow to the top.


Then trim and tape the handle.


The finished bouquet...

The Final Calla Lily Bouquet