If you’re anything like me, you love fresh flowers. I’ve always said I’d know I made it financially when I can have a flower budget. There is just something about being surrounded by the color + life that adds brightness to your day. Unfortunately for all of us, getting a boutique delivered every week or two can get pricey. Lucky for us, there are afforable places to buy flowers that require a bit of assembly. In this post, I will tell you how to arrange grocery store flowers into something both chic + affordable so that your house always has a sense of freshness in it.
If you’re in Nashville, I highly recommend you take a class from Petals and Pop! I hope to next time I’m in town – or that one day she’ll bring her show on the road to Memphis. You can also visit your local flower truck, like Mili’s, to get some unique flowers to add to your bouquet.
How to Arrange Grocery Store Flowers
The first thing you want to consider when you arrange your grocery store flowers is what type of bouquet you want. Do you want something simple for your table or something more extravagant for your entryway? I like to check Pinterest to get inspiration before I head to Trader Joe’s to make my floral choices.
Before you get started, you’ll need scissors, a vase, grocery store flowers, plant food, and water. You’ll want to fill the vase up with water + plant food so that they have time to mix together. Cut your flower stems at least one inch + at a slight angle. Be sure to check them against your vase so they aren’t too tall or short. Remove any leaves that would be submerged underwater so they don’t cause your arrangement to start going bad sooner than it should.
You’ll want to have one type of flower that is really the focal point, I chose sunflowers since it is fall. Next, you want 1-3 additional flowers to fill in between the spaces. I chose these pretty purple ones because I wanted a simple arrangement. You also want to choose foliage like Baby’s Breath. Eucalyptus is my favorite because it smells so good.
To get started, add in the flower/foliage. Keep in mind, you don’t have to use all of it. Space them out evenly. This will give you a good base to add your other flowers around. Next, add in your feature flower. Place them strategically in areas where they will stand out. Once you have those placed, fill in the remaining spaces with any other flowers you have left to help highlight your feature floral.
Viola, you’ve arranged grocery store flowers!
More Floral Arrangement Tips
Here a few tips from Martha Stewart to help make arrange your grocery store flowers.
- Your flowers should be 2.5x the height of your vase.
- Focus on creating a good “face” for your arrangement + not perfecting every angle.
- Strive for balance, not symmetry.
- Don’t have all your flowers at the same height as they are all competing for the same sun.
- All flowers are different. Learn how to best care for each flower in your arrangement to help it last longer.
If you’re wanting to make a bunch of arrangements like for your wedding, talk to your local florist about their wholesale prices. You can also get good deals from Costco.
What are your favorite flowers to arrange? Let me know over on Instagram!