Ribbon wrapping a boutonniere stem gives it a polished, finished look. Since I was using a sheer gold ribbon, I used a light colored florist tape to avoid a green cast.
I begin at the bottom of the boutonniere, wrapping the ribbon around a couple times until it is tight wound against itself.
The tacky surface of the florist tape helps keep the slippery ribbon in place.
Continue winding the ribbon up the stem, overlapping itself in the process.
Keep a firm grip on both the boutonniere and the ribbon. If you let it loosen the ribbon may unfurl.
Once reaching the top, I wound it tightly and then started down the stem again, working my way to the bottom.