Introduction: How to Arrange Grocery Store Flowers
You don't have to spend a ton of money on flowers to create a beautiful floral arrangement! Just snag a few cheap bouquets from the grocery store and you can arrange them to create a gorgeous display. If you love this post, be sure to check out my other easy DIY and home decor ideas on my blog, Love & Renovations.
Step 1: STEP ONE: Gather Your Flowers
Start buy purchasing 2-3 bouquets from the grocery store. I always recommend buying one bouquet of just plain greenery - it adds so much texture and interest to the arrangement without much added cost.
Step 2: STEP TWO: Gather Several Vases
I find that I can usually fill more than just one or two vases with my arrangements - I like to gather a few different options so I can spread the flowers throughout my house. You'll notice I have two larger vases, and then three bud vases that will only fit a few stems.
Step 3: STEP 3: Start With Greenery
After you've filled your vases about 1/3 full of water and added the plant food that comes with the bouquets, you can start filling them up. I always start with a base layer of greenery - separate out your bouquet and try to spread it evenly among the vases you want it in. Notice that I didn't add any greenery to two of the bud vases - they'll just have flowers.
NOTE: When putting flowers into vases, always cut the ends of at an angle, and be sure to pull off any extra leaves that are low enough to be in the water.
Step 4: STEP 4: Add the Focal Point.
Once you have your filler in, you can add your focal point. This is your favorite flower, the one that you want to be front and center. Be sure to put all of your flowers in one stem at a time – you want to have as much control as possible over where things end up, so you can be sure the focal flowers are well-dispersed throughout the arrangement. If you have a vase with a wider opening, you can use florist’s tape to help everything stay where you want it!
Step 5: STEP FIVE: Add Accent Flowers
Finally, add in your accent flowers. These will add some more color to the arrangement and help fill in any spots that may be blank. This time I only had one type of accent flower, but I usually like to have two different types – often, I’ll buy the bouquets from the store that have multiple types of flowers in them so I don’t have to buy too many different bouquets.
Once you're done, spread the arrangements around the house and enjoy!