No, I don’t want the hubs getting me flowers each week, but I love to have fresh flowers on my table when I have company over or put together a dinner party.
It’s a simple way to bring the outdoors in and make things seem fresh. And not to mention they’re gorgeous. That doesn’t hurt either!
But, there’s only one problem. They’re expensive! They can really put a serious dent in your bank account if you order flowers from the pros for every get-together you have.
So, how do I fix that little problem…?
I make my own arrangements with grocery store flowers!
They are super cheap, easy to find, and you can make arrangements that are a cinch to put together too.
These mini floral arrangements cost me about $5 total to make and they are so cute!
They took me hardly any time to put together and who can resist the mini size of these little guys?!
And don’t be intimidated! There is no wrong way to create your arrangements. Putting them together, moving pieces around, and playing with the shape and style is all part of the fun!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Flowers: one main filler flower & a few varieties of accent florals and greenery
- Green Floral Foam
- Floral Shears or Scissors
- Small Containers, Teacups, or Bowls
Either option works, just try to pick one flower variety that is wider and bigger to take up the most space in your container. Then choose a few filler flowers and greenery options to add a little pop! (You’ll need less of these ones).
First, cut your foam to fit into your container. You want a tight fit!
(I just used a regular kitchen knife to cut the foam).
Once you have the right shape to fit into your container, soak the foam in water for a few minutes until soaked through, then place back into your container.
We’re going to start filling the arrangement with the largest and/or widest floral variety first. This will give your container a fuller look and allows you to use less accent flowers to fill the empty spaces.
Cut your flowers on an angle, so that the tips are shark enough to pierce through the foam.
I chose to cut my flowers low, to keep the arrangement small, but full.
Also, don’t cut all of your flowers at the same height. Add a little bit of variety to give the arrangement a bit of dimension with lower and higher spots in the container.
(Notice how my stems are placed at different heights).
Place some greenery around the edge of your floral foam to line your center flowers.
Add a bit of water into the bottom of your container and you’re all done!
Place these mini floral arrangements down the center of your table to create a “runner”, place a single arrangement at each guests seat, or give them as gifts, but either way, no one is going to know that you transformed a basic grocery store arrangement into these little beauties!