Video: How to Wire Flowers - Hyacinth
In this video, Kelly Perry of Team Flower demonstrates how to wire flowers for a floral comb. Wiring is a very important part of a florist’s toolkit as it allows you to do so many different things with various types of flowers. For this floral comb, Kelly is using white hyacinth and pieris.
When wiring delicate flowers like hyacinth, use a 30 gauge wire in order to avoid damaging or tearing the blooms (you could even use a 32 gauge wire). Snip a few hyacinth flowers off of the main stem being sure to leave the small end closest to the stem intact. Using your wire, pierce through the bottom of the flower, thread the wire evenly through, and bend the wire on either side so that you can twist & secure with a thin layer of floral tape. Repeat as many times as needed.
Cut a piece of piece of pieris and lay it across the top of your comb. Secure the pieris to the comb by using the wired hyacinth flowers. Using the same wire from your attached hyacinth flowers, add foliage and other blooms as you desire.
Before using hyacinth flowers, give them several days in water to mature and fully open and develop
Floral tape adheres to itself when stretched, so be sure to stretch it a bit before adding to the wire
Hyacinth flowers are delicate, so don’t use too much force when threading the wire and wrapping with floral tape
To clean up the back of the comb, braid your wires together and give it a little snip, leaving enough to fold over the edge of the comb so it does not stab its wearer!