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Step 3: Plumping And Teasing
After fluffing bouquet, it is time to make sure all flowers are in right position. Using back of your hand, go around back of bouquet and lightly push flowers back into position, to "plump up" bouquet. Once you are happy with general shape, then tease flowers into correct position by lightly pulling and pushing on individual flowers and petals until they are correctly placed.
That's it! Simple, wasn't it? Now, you may have read that you can lightly spray your bouquet with soapy water to get it clean. Regardless of what you may have read, don't ever do this! Never spray your bouquet with water because wet dust will run and stain your flowers. And stained flowers do NOT look right!
If you follow these simple steps every 3-6 months, your bouquet will stay beautiful, and will be around long enough for future generations to enjoy.
Peta D'Silva has been making silk bouquets for over 14 years. She is the webmaster of http://www.visionsofsilk.com, a website featuring a catalog of bouquets that you can buy, as well as easy-to-understand articles about creating your own silk bouquets.