Thursday, August 13, 2020

how to arrange grocery store flowers

You don't have to spend a lot of money to make a beautiful flower arrangement. Today I am sharing with you how to arrange grocery store flowers, and at the bottom of this post, you will find links to my friends sharing theirs.

There is a lot of information but it is super simple, and I only spend $25 on my whole arrangement. 

I am going to share my tips and tricks for creating a lush and beautiful centerpiece with ought spending a ton of time or money.


Right after bringing the flowers home, take them out of the wrapper, and using pruning shears, cut the stems at an angle and place in water until you are ready to arrange them.


Start with a vase or vessel with a wide mouth. I like to use unconventional vases like old galvanized buckets or watering cans. The wide mouth will allow for a lot of flowers, which you will need for this full look.

But I think my favorite vase might be right here. It's large, has a great texture and shape, and I love the light grey color.  It also comes in a charcoal color which is stunning! So if you are in need of a good vase, this one would be perfect!


The other tip I have for grocery store flowers is to get them at Trader Joes! They get flowers in daily and have a wide variety. They are far less expensive than your regular grocery store. 
For under $25 I got 20 white tulips, 2 bunches of seeded eucalyptus,  1 large bunch of white mums, and 1 large bunch of white berries. I feel like this would've been double if I bought them at my normal grocery store. 


Fill your vessel 1/2 full of water and then use scotch tape to create a grid on the top of your vase to help flowers stay in place. 


Start with your filler, which in this case is seeded eucalyptus. Place it so it is draping around the edges. Be sure to remove any leaves that will be touching the water. 


Add in your focal flowers. In my case, that is the tulips. Some can be around the edges drooping over, and some can be standing in or near the center.


Next you'll want to add in your second flower which in my case is the little mums. I am not sure if that is the correct name for them, but that is what I'll call them!


Finally you can fill in any gaps with the little white berry sprigs. Stand back from time to time and see if anything catches your eye that is a gaping hole. 

That's it! For under $25 and about 15 minutes of time, you have a beautiful arrangement that looks like anything but grocery store flowers!

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Check out these grocery store flower arranging tips. Click the links below the images to visit the posts and get inspired!

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Upgrade Grocery Store Flowers from Finding Lovely 
DIY Flower Bouquets from Most Lovely Things
  xoxo, Melaine 


cindy hattersley design said...

Love the mix of the tulips and Euc! So charming!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Really helpful! I agree with you about Trader Joe's prices. I am going to use your tape method!

Happy Happy Nester said...

Your flowers are so elegant! Your vase is so unique and so so gorgeous!

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