Do you dream of having freshly cut, beautifully arranged flowers in your home all the time? Is that dream shattered by a limited budget or lack of flower arranging skills? We can show you how to make that dream a reality with grocery store flowers – no big budget or skill required.
It is our goal at Gracious Living Guide to show you how to add more elegance to your lifestyle, no matter what kind of lifestyle you have. Don’t have a big budget? No worries. Don’t have flower arranging skills? It doesn’t matter. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves that will have you creating beautiful arrangements in no time.
How To Make Stunning Bouquets From Grocery Store Flowers
Most grocery store flower bunches have a variety of flowers and some greenery, or filler. We are about to transform these – and you can too!
The tools you will need are scissors, plant shears (you can use regular scissors), tape, and a vase with a wide mouth.
Because we don’t know how long our flowers have been sitting at the grocery store, we are going to cut the stems at an angle about one inch from the bottom. This will allow the flowers to continue to get water so they will stay fresh longer.
After we have refreshed the stems, we separate the flowers, keeping like kinds together.
I wish you could smell these. They smell so good!
Next we will prepare our vase. This is why we needed the tape. I used floral tape, but regular scotch tape will do just fine.
Using the tape, create a grid across the opening of the vase. It need not be perfect. Leave the openings large enough to allow the insertion of the flower stems.
Now the fun part begins! Start by putting in a bit of greenery around the edges to set the base.
Decide which of your flowers create the largest visual impact – it may be more than one type. We will start with those. In this case, I decided it was the roses and carnations.
Starting with the roses, place them in the grid, centering them. You may want to arrange them at different heights.
Add more flowers, paying attention to symmetry and balance.
See how beautifully our arrangement is filling out!
Next, add in the smaller impact flowers, arranging them at different heights. Don’t be afraid to cut the stems again to accommodate the needs of your arrangement.
Finally, use the remaining greenery to fill holes and making sure to cover the top of the vase.
You go, Gracious Girl! You have transformed grocery store flowers into a stunning bouquet!
I get to enjoy this one!
For other ideas to create elegance into your everyday life with little effort and even less money, check out these blog posts.
Make your own stunning bouquets from grocery store flowers and share them with us. Email your pics to kim@graciouslivingguide. You could be featured on our website!
Photo credit: Kim Thomas of KPFusion.com