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You know never to arrive at a party empty-handed. But that last-minute bouquet from Stop & Shop isn't holding up to your normal hostess-gift standard. We took a cue from florist BloomThat to bring you this super-easy tutorial on upgrading cheapo blooms.

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What You Need

  • Any ol' flowers
  • A square of burlap (about 18 square inches)
  • A plastic baggie
  • A rubber band
  • A fabric ribbon (also about 18 inches long)
  • A card (optional)
  • A clothespin (optional)

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Stack Your Goods

First, lay down your ribbon and then your burlap, with a corner point up top. Second, place the plastic baggie around the end of your stems and secure with the rubber band. (This keeps any moisture from seeping onto the burlap.)

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Fold Up the Bottom

Before you wrap your flowers, take the bottom corner and fold it to be a squared end. Then bring up the entire bottom half of the burlap. Tuck the fabric around the sides of the stems.

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Fold in the Sides

Here's where it gets interesting: Crease the two side corners to run vertically along the flowers.

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Fold Down the Top Corners

Soften the edges by bringing down the top two corners.

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Wrap Like a Burrito

Bring together the two sides of the fabric. You're almost done.

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Tie a Sleek Knot

Bows! Knots! Whatever you prefer. (We're Team Knot.)

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Add a Card

Technically, you can stop at the last step. But for a nice finishing touch, clip a small square card with a clothespin. You are officially the favorite houseguest.

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