It’s so easy to swing by the floral department on a trip to the grocery and pick up a couple of bouquets for under $20. But then what do you do with them when you get home? Here’s a little video to show you what I do with those simple grocery store flowers:
The dozen orange roses were only 9.99 and the other bouquet with the fun cabbage flower was only 5.99. I thought the orange would go nicely with the pop of green from the cabbage flower. Believe it or not I used a CorningWare casserole dish as my vase. I was in the mood for a low floral arrangement and this dish worked perfectly. I used wet floral foam because I think it makes working with flowers so much less of a fussy affair.
What I used:
- flower bouquets (1 for a smaller arrangement, 2 for a medium-sized like the one in the video)
- wet floral foam (you can find it at craft stores or sometimes even hardware stores. Very affordable, $1 to $2 each depending on where you go)
- a container to accommodate your bouquet (since the flowers are arranged tightly with floral foam, you usually need more flowers than you think for your container)
How I did it:
- Soak the floral foam (fill a large pot or sink basin with water and just set the foam on the surface of the water. Let it soak up the water on its own.)
- Trim stems to fit height of the container
- Group flowers by color
- Start with the largest flower … or the “statement flower” and go from there. I usually like to group similar colors together.
Note: If you want a long-lasting arrangement (4-7 days) then you might want to avoid using roses in wet floral foam. The petals tend to droop after 2 days.
Floral foam isn’t just for fancy wedding arrangements. Give it a shot with grocery store flowers. You might surprise yourself with the results.
P.S. This arrangement took me 6 minutes in real-time.
Until next Monday!
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