I'm adding more leather leaf fern to hide the bouquet holder from view. At this point, I'm facing the "good side" of the fern outward so it can be seen rather than the backside.
After pressing it into place, the leaf will stick to the floral clay and stay in place while you manipulate more greens.
Go around the entire underside, rotating the handle and pressing more leather leaf ferns into place.
The goal is to conceal the underside and add to the illusion of a hand tied bouquet.
Once all my greens are in place, I tape down the handle with florist tape, stretching it so it will adhere to itself.
Now I'm ready to add my cleaned flower stems that I cut off from the original roses and button mums.