How to Arrange Summer Grocery Store Flowers. Grab an inexpensive bouquet at the store and transform it into a show stopping centerpiece.
How to Arrange Summer Grocery Store Flowers
I LOVE fresh flowers but always having fresh flowers can be expensive. Instead of occasionally buying flowers from a florist, try buying an inexpensive bouquet from your grocery store with these handy tips!
Tips to Making a Gorgeous Bouquet with Grocery Store Flowers
Flowers that Match Make It Easy
The easiest way to make a gorgeous grocery store flower bouquet is by buying a bouquet with only one kind of flower like tulips or peonies OR flowers that are all one color.
Create a Grid on Top of Your Vase
The second tip is to create a grid on top of your vase with tape! I cut my tape in half lengthwise and then add it to the top of the vase, folding the edges over the edge of the vase to secure the tape. Don’t worry – your flowers will cover up the edges of the tape. This helps the flowers stand up better and makes your arrangement bigger and more impressive!
Start At The Outside of the Arrangement
Use greens to start at the outside of the arrangement. Trim the greens to the height you want and put them through the outside edge of the tape grid, all the way around the arrangment.
Then Add the Flowers
Now you can cut the flowers to the height you want and put the ends through the grid until your arrangement is full.
Tips to Arranging a Wildflower Summer Arrangement
When you have a grocery store bouquet with all kinds of colors, it makes arranging them a little trickier, but I also think the arrangement is more interesting. For this example, I bought a colorful sunflower and wildflower arrangement from Trader Joes. I love Traders Joes for their flowers! You can find the most beautiful, inexpensive flowers all year round!
Start with a Tall Vase
This bouquet is quite tall. I always start with a tall vase and then as the days go on, I can trim the arrangement down and put it in a smaller vase. Also – don’t forget to change the water out every 2 days.
Put a Small Amount of Bleach in the Vase
I add about 1/4 – 1/3 teaspoon bleach to my water. Bleach will keep your water from getting cloudy as well as help fight bacteria! This was a big arrangement so 1/2 teaspoon of bleach.
Make a Tape Grid
As I explained above. I cut the tape in half, lengthwise and then lay one side of the grid, then layer the other grid on top, the opposite direction.
Cut Branches and Flowers at an Angle
I cut the branches and flowers to the length I want at a 45-degree angle. The reason for this is that at that angle it makes a larger opening so the stem can get better water intake and the branches and stems will stay alive longer. Also even if your stems don’t need to be trimmed, trim the ends a little to improve water absorption.
Layer the Greens Around The Outside
Now I put about 6 stems of greens around the outside edge of the grid.
Now Insert the Focal Flower
Since this is a sunflower bouquet, the sunflowers are my focal flower. I put the arrangement on my dining room table so I wanted to have the arrangement symmetrical to be seen from all angles. So I inserted my three sunflowers evenly on the grid. If you are displaying the arrangement against a wall, you can insert your focal flower in the front of the grid.
Then Insert the Secondary Flowers
The yellow daisies are my secondary flower. I inserted them evenly in the middle of the grid, angling them outward.
Fill in the Arrangement
Now you can fill in the arrangement with the remaining flowers and branches you want to use. I angled these flowers and stems at an angle and criss-crossed the stems at the bottom so they would hang over the edges of the vase. I also cut the extra stems and branches a little higher than the primary and secondary flowers to add interest and because they’re very delicate this doesn’t overwhelm the arrangment.
Enjoy Your Gorgeous Arrangement
That’s it! Now you have an arrangement that can be the focal point of your dining room, on an island or anywhere in your home! Don’t forget to change out the water to make the arrangement last as long as possible.
Share Your Flower Arrangement Tips!
Do you have any flower arranging tips? I would love to hear them! Tag me on Instagram at @tatertotsandjello! I would love to see what YOU are creating!
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Have a Beautiful Day!