Black Tie Bouquets: Black-Beaded Flowers

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2003

Glossy, black-beaded flowers dance among puffs of white hydrangeas in a lush, rounded composition; the long, black-satin streamers are gathered at the ends in soft ruffles.

Ruffled Streamer How-To
1. Cut a 2 3/4-inch-wide satin ribbon to a length of 2-feet-plus, enough to wrap once around
stems and tie in a knot.

2. Trim ribbon ends with pinking shears. Mark top edge with pins four times at 2 1/2-inch intervals. With matching thread, sew triangles from mark to mark.

3. Pull thread to gather and knot. Tie around ribbon-wrapped stems of bouquet.

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