Hand Tied Tape Wrap

Bind-IT is a great tape for hand-tied wedding bouquets.  Be careful as you peal off the clear covering from the roll that you don't allow the tape to touch against itself until you are ready.  Best of all - you can manage Bind-IT tape by yourself.  Wrapping and securing stems with green waxed string often included the help of a second person!

Start at the top part of the stems directly under the base of the bouquet holder.  Use the tape to conceal any cut ends at this point.

Lay the Bind-IT tape directly against the cut flower stems.

Pull gently on the tape, stretching it and wrapping it around the entire bouquet stem.

Wrap tightly at the top, loosening it some as you move down the handle.  Remember - the goal of the florist clay under the stems was to create an outward flair of the stems towards the bottom.

Continue wrapping, securing the tape firmly against itself, creating a tight, waterproof seal.  Be sure to go down far enough to hide any sign of the florist clay.

See how the stems maintain a slight, outward flair to mimic a look of a real hand tied bouquet.

You now have a clean, smooth bind around the stems that will not loosen or let any of those cut flower stems fall out.  You can conceal the Bind-IT tape with ribbon, colored wire or (as I will in this tutorial) using a paper covered wire with a rustic flair to it.

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