I'm Amanda and I’m passionate about creating a well loved and well lived in home for my family and I I'd love to help you do the same!
I love having fresh flowers in the house! But flowers can be expensive, especially beautiful arrangements from professional florists! Luckily it’s easy to fill your house with flowers for way less. Here’s how I make the most out of inexpensive grocery store flowers!
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I found these bouquets at Costco, my favourite source for inexpensive blooms! The peach roses and berries were too pretty not to bring home! I liked the warmer colours for late summer heading into fall. The white Carnations are simple and neutral and balance the hot colours of the main bouquet.
I usually put flowers in a sink of cool water to rest as soon as I get home. I will quickly snip the bottom of the stems if they will be waiting for more than a few hours. Cut with clean, sharp shears or scissors at a 45-degree angle.
When flowers are cut they will protect themselves from infection and prevent drying out by sealing the cut stem. Water absorption is greatly decreased resulting in wilting and death! So a quick snip will allow them to sit and wait happily, sometimes until the next day!
I like to grab a variety of vases and containers and split the flowers into multiple arrangements that can be placed all over the house! 10 smaller arrangements can make an impact in every room!
When you are ready to start arranging, start by stripping off any leaves from the parts of the stems that will sit below the water.
I just hold the stems up against the vase or container that I will be using. This allows me to measure where to cut and which leaves to strip!
I fill all the vases with fresh clean water. Then I add a drop or two of Purification essential oil to each container!
Purification is a blend of Citronella, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Lavandin and Myrtle essential oils. It makes the cut flowers last so much longer. It’s my secret ingredient!!
Once the vases are filled and the stems are prepped I arrange the flowers in smaller groupings! I added whites and greenery mixed in with the brighter colored flowers for a softer effect.
Large grocery store bouquets usually come with plenty of greens. But you can always forage in your yard or local park for extra filler greens if you need them! I liked the soft fern-like fronds and smaller dark green-leafed stems that came with these bouquets. (I discarded some taller palm stems and larger leaves that didn’t fit the aesthetic I was going for).
I prefer informal arrangements so I didn’t add too much structure to these small groupings. If you want a little more control you can always scotch tape a grid onto the top of the vase. Or you can use some floral foam in the bottom of your container. This will allow you to place the stems more specifically.
I also like simple arrangements, so I didn’t worry too much about having a lot of stems per grouping. Sometimes a single pretty rose in a bud vase is beautiful on its own!
I made 10 mini arrangements in total and then placed one or two in each space in the house! This way it feels like the house is full of fresh flowers! I prefer this over having one large formal bouquet on the kitchen island.
I hope you enjoyed these tips on how to make 10 different arrangements from grocery store flowers! Remember to change the water and re-cut the bottoms of the stems every few days. This will keep your flowers fresh and happy!
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I'm Amanda and I’m passionate about creating a well loved and well lived in home for my family and I'd love to help you do the same!
I love your floral arrangements! Your vase collection is fabulous, and I especially love the white hobnail vase. Thanks so much for joining us today!
Thanks Janine! So much fun to join these hops!!