Curl one edge of the folded bill inward and the other edge outward. The curls allow the bud to begin taking shape. Hold the bill between the edges of your fingertips to get the right angle on the curl. Holding the bill between your thumb, index and middle fingers will help you get the right look. You should be able to see the backside of the bill. Curl the bottom part of the bill edges inward using your fingertips.
Use the same technique you used to create the curls for your bud. Curl the top part of the bill edges outward using your fingertips. Join the bud to the stem by slipping the floral wire or pipe cleaner through the fold of the bud. This will help your flower take shape. Open the bud bill and place the floral wire inside the fold. Make sure the wire is even on both sides so the bud bill is in the middle.