grocery store arrangement
We all love the look of a fresh floral arrangement but we may not love the price so much. With that in mind I wanted to share a few easy tips on how to elevate inexpensive grocery store flowers into an amazingly beautiful, high end arrangement.
For this arrangement, I used a monochromatic color theme with flowers and greenery from my local Trader Joe’s.
1 bunch greenery (seeded eucalyptus, baby blue eucalyptus)
Hydrangea (3 stems per package)
Spray Roses (usually 4-5 blooms on each stem)
Vase or Bowl
Tape (regular scotch tape)
- Fill your vessel halfway with fresh water. Use tape to make a grid as shown in photo.
- Strip all leaves that will fall below the waterline when placed in the vessel.
- Trim a little off the stem of all greenery and flowers before adding; this simple step helps them soak up water and live longer.
- Use greenery for your base, gently placing some over the edge for an effortless look. Leave a few stems longer to give dimension and height.
- Choose your favorite flower for the focal point. I used three large hydrangea heads and kept two of the low and leaning slight over the greenery. The third head was placed low and centered between the two.
- Tulips give an asymmetrical look by placing them on a diagonal, extending beyond the base. Professionals use this trick to add style and interest.
- Hearty Lisianthus was used in the opposite direction of tulips. I placed it a bit lower, with a few in the center for added height.
- Next, I used spray roses to fill in the gaps; they work beautifully since they have many blooms per stem.
- The arrangement is getting quite full now, so I add a little touch of berries for texture to finish it off.
Have fun! I hope this step-by-step gives you the confidence to make a beautiful, professional style arrangement.