How to make a marijuana bouquet

Published Jul 10, 2019 09:11 a.m. ET
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Cannabis lovers are well known for their creative side, but this is one of the most unique trends to hit the internet. People all over the world are raving about marijuana bouquets that they have either already gifted or plan to give to their sweethearts. A handmade bouquet made of marijuana flowers sounds pretty amazing to me, and it appears that hundreds of 420 friendlies have gotten the memo and prepared some of the most beautiful displays to help others who are looking for a little inspiration in gift giving this year.

What is a marijuana bouquet?

A marijuana bouquet can be a lot of different things which is one of the best things about them. However, they will all have one thing in common, and that is a base that consists of the branches from a marijuana plant with the flowers exposed and positioned in a way that makes them look similar to a traditional bouquet. Some are decorated with fancy wrapping, small gifts, or flowers that complement the natural colors in the marijuana flowers.

Where to get a marijuana bouquet

Since cannabis isn’t legal in many regions all over the world, and those areas that have legalized it have done so fairly recently not everyone is going to be able to access one of these pre-made. Right now, there are companies offering delivery of one-ounce bouquets in Los Angeles, California, and British Columbia but stocks are limited and move fast. Your best bet at obtaining one in time for the holidays might be to make one yourself instead.

How to make a marijuana bouquet

To make one of these on your own, you will need access to marijuana plants with full branches of marijuana flowers. If you don’t have that option than the next best thing will be large colas that can be displayed in a similar fashion. That’s the hard part, the rest of the work is having fun personalizing your masterpiece. All the materials you’ll need can be found in any dollar store near you.

Materials

  • 1 sheet of sheer decorative wrap
  • 1 sheet of colored paper
  • 2 elastics
  • 1 ounce or more of marijuana flowers
  • 1 roll of ribbon
  • 1 blank name card
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • decorative additions (such as small gifts or flowers to use as accents in your bouquet)
  • 1 roll of scotch tape

Instructions

  1. To begin, you will need access to a full marijuana plant, branches, or large colas that have been cured, cleaned, and are ready to use. You want to use at least one full ounce of marijuana flowers to get the visual effect.

  2. Place the buds or branches in a bunch on a clean flat surface. Move, cut, and manipulate the pieces until they are all standing straight, with the largest ones lined in a row in the back and the shortest in another that is laid on top.

  3. Lay the sheet of sheer decorative wrap flat so you can measure how much you will need to wrap the bud arrangement. You don’t need to be precise as additional trimming can happen later on.

  4. Now line up a corner of the colored sheet of paper with the sheer decorative wrap and cut the colored paper down to the same size.

  5. Cut one inch along the top of the colored strip of paper. The idea is to have the sheer paper stick out just above the colored one for a layered effect.

  6. Arrange the marijuana flowers by placing the bottom stem tips towards the aligned corner of the papers.

  7. Once you are happy with the look, you can use an elastic to bundle the flowers together. Holding one hand over the bouquet can you help to create or maintain the cone effect.

  8. It is now time to wrap the base of your marijuana bouquet. Grab both corners on either side of the bundle and pull them downwards to form a cone shape. They should naturally rest in a “v” once they are correctly aligned.

  9. Use a few pieces of scotch tape to fasten the corners at the back of the bouquet. You may need to lift it up while you do this to keep a firm wrap.

  10. Wrap the bottom of the bouquet approximately one inch from the bottom with a piece of ribbon to form a handle.

  11. Now you can decorate it in any way that you like. Place a gold ring over a bud, add a little Baby’s Breath or some of your lover’s favorite candy. Spruce it up to best suit the giftee and add your own personal touch to the creation.

Weed strains to use in a marijuana bouquet

Most of the companies that currently offer marijuana bouquets are focused on the specific strain that the person you are buying for might like. That is an excellent idea on its own, but if you want to get really creative, there are some weed strains out there that known for their beautiful colors. Many of which would make an amazingaddition. Some of the most visually appealing weed strains are:

Panama Red, Cherry Berry, Purpleberry Kush, Black Russian, Black Poison, Rainbow Kush, True Blueberry, and Fruity Pebbles.

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