Learn the Tricks of Cymbidium Design With Joseph Massie - Curated Wrapping

In this fourth free tutorial, this top floral designer shows how to create a curated wrapping: turn single stems into a scrumptious gift.

By: THURSD. | 22-09-2022 | 2 min read
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This is the final part of a free tutorial, where top floral designer Joseph Massie shows how to create four captivating commercial designs to inspire every florist with cymbidium.

Free Cymbidium Tutorial

Established atop Europe’s floral scene, Joseph Massie is a celebrated designer, artist, author, and tutor. In this special edition – completely free – online tutorial, fellow florists can enjoy unique, unrivaled access to Joseph’s tips and techniques with a spotlight on one outstanding flower: the cymbidium.

Known for its long, strong stems and numerous exotic heads singing luxury and elegance, the cymbidium is surprisingly versatile and suitable for more commercial uses than you’d think. Available in two sizes – large and mini – it offers fantastic bang for the buck thanks to its strength, size, and most of all, vase life, lasting two to three weeks without the need for flower food.


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20 Minutes in 4 Chapters

In his 20-minute tutorial, Joseph showcases four strikingly different design ideas with cymbidium, all utilizing the principles and techniques that form the bedrock of his coveted style.

Here they’re summarised in four chapters but don’t miss the full video tutorial to learn all his tricks of the trade. Below, you'll find the final chapter.


Chapter 4

Curated wrapping: turn single stems into a scrumptious gift

In this segment, Joseph doesn’t actually make a bouquet but instead wraps his treasures individually using a curated mix of copper cellophane, frosted cellophane, and white paper. This brings each distinct and different product together to form one elegant gift. Check this trailer:



Joseph’s tip: mix and match, starting with a lead flower like cymbidium, and then add smaller blooms to create an overall statement. Think creatively with wrapping to create a luxurious gift, even if you’re just working with a few beautifully wrapped single stems. Watch here how:


Be sure to also check part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this cymbidium tutorial.


To find out more about the wealth of ways to work with cymbidium, as well as free promotional tools and advice, visit


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