Trim off excess foliage, outer petals of roses and snip all stems about an inch up at an angle using sharp scissors. Leave these to have a good drink in fresh, clean water for up to 24 hours.
Choose 3 stems of your best and biggest flowers and cross the stems over each other in a spiral. Use one hand to hold these firmly. These will form the middle of your bouquet.
Continue to add your flowers by turning the bouquet to build a circular shape whilst holding it together with your other hand. Aim to have your flowers at a similar height at this point.
Keep checking you’re happy by looking at it from all angles. Remove and add flowers as necessary and angle your outer flowers slightly lower than the others to give it that dome bouquet shape.
Tie the stems together securely using the length of twine. Trim the stems to all be the same length using sharp scissors, cut at a 45° angle.
To wrap your bouquet, cut 2 lengths of brown paper and fold these both at an angle to create 2 peaks
Place your bouquet in the middle of one of the sheets of paper and tape the 2 ends securely together.
Place the bouquet over the second piece of paper, ensuring the peaks are evenly spaced and then secure with some tape.
All that’s left to do is write a card to accompany your beautiful gifting bouquet, which you’ve created thanks to these simple steps from Ashlee Jane @the_suffolk_nest.