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It’s time to learn how to become your own florist! Learning how to arrange grocery store flowers will save you tons of money, but also make your home shine even brighter. One of my favorite places to buy flowers is Trader Joes. They have inexpensive flowers that are still beautiful. Sometimes when you come home with one of those bouquets and put the arrangement straight in a vase, it can look a little sad. Here are my tips to transform your grocery store arrangement into something beautiful!
First, I bought a $5.99 mixed bouquet from Trader Joes. I wanted to make sure I had enough greens, so I bought an additional eucalyptus bouquet for $2.99.
Total spent: about $9.
First, I filled a vase with some water and made a grid out of tape. You can either use scotch tape and cut it into pieces or waterproof tape.
Next, I made a base for my arrangement with the greenery.
Then I put in my “filler” flowers. In the bouquet I got from Trader Joes, I used the purple and white mums. Spread them out and weave them in with the greenery stems to create stability. You don’t have to concentrate them all in the center of the greenery, pull them out some and extend them to blend in with the length of the greenery.
Then I put in the pink roses and the lily. I placed the lily last since it was the most dominant flower, I wanted it to go in a great place. Think about where the arrangement is going to sit. You want the special flowers to be in a prominent location in the arrangement.
At the end of it, I was still left with a lot of eucalyptus… I probably could have done without spending $2.99 on the extra greenery. For those that have a green back yard, just skip the extra and pick from what you have! Here are 5 more tips on how to arrange flowers.