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Tips for Easy Fall Floral Arrangements

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Do you love having fresh flowers in the house? Me too! Here are some tips for easy fall floral arrangements.

Having fresh flowers in the house makes me happy. I am by no means an experienced florist or gardener. Along the way I have learned a couple tricks to get the professional floral designer look. These are my tried-and-true tips for easy fall floral arrangements.

Once the cold weather season arrives, I can no longer rely on cutting from my own hydrangea and gardenia bushes. Store bought floral arrangements can get pretty pricey so I have had to learn how to be creative. Living out in the country I only have two options, the florist or the grocery store. Well, as much as I would love to just dial up the florist every week and order myself a bouquet this is very expensive and not practical. I have learned how to make easy flower arrangements with grocery store flowers.

Choose a color palette

This particular bouquet of flowers was $10.00. I thought it was very pretty and would work well for the fall season.Sometimes my grocery store has a sale on floral stems. Look for hearty flowers that can last at least a week.

Choose a Vase that you Love

In my case, I chose 3 vintage milk vases.

Add water to your vase

I realize that this sounds very basic, but trust me, I have forgotten this step. In my excitement to create an arrangement, I have not added the water first. It’s no fun trying to add water to a completed arrangement. LOL

Deconstruct your grocery store bouquet

Lay all of the stems out flat on paper on the countertop or other flat surface. Decide which flowers you like best.  Also arrange flowers tallest to shortest.

Easy Flower Arrangements with Grocery Store Flowers

Remove all of the leaves

First of all, the leaves take up a lot of unnecessary space. Second of all, the leaves that fall below the water line decay almost immediately and your flowers won’t last as long.

Layer your Colors

Make sure you vary the colors in your flower arrangement for added interest. You also want to be sure that you have tall flowers in the center. Flowers should be seen all the way around the arrangement. It doesn’t have to be perfect by any means – you just don’t want a flat flower arrangement.

Cut the Stems

Group your chosen flowers together. Hold them up to the side of the vase and guesstimate (yes, it’s a word) how much of the stems you need to cut off. Carefully use scissors and cut the end of the stems off. Cutting the stem also creates a fresh cut allowing the stem to soak up more water. This will allow your floral arrangement to last longer.

Secure your Flowers

  • Step 1. My preference is with a rubber band. It’s quick, easy and it comes with the flowers that I bought from the grocery store.
  • Step 2. This is my own little creation. I save a couple of plastic drink lids. I cut an X shape into the lid  top. The rubber-banded bouquet stems are pushed through the X. The stems rest inside the vase and the drink ring holds the bouquet in place. No need for tape, foam or rocks.

Fresh Water

Add fresh water every other day and your easy flower arrangement should last for at least a week if not longer!

Here you can see that I added more greenery for added interest.

Personally I like keeping height in the center of the flower arrangement. Look at all of this fabulous texture and color!

Vintage milk glass is a great item to collect. It’s fairly inexpensive and is readily available in most thrift stores or antique shops. Vases are especially inexpensive in my part of the world.

I just love how they turned out! They look fabulous in the dining room but would look beautiful in any room in the house. These could also be divided up and used in three separate rooms.

Aren’t you surprised at how easy flower arrangements with grocery store flowers are? With one bundle of flowers I was able to make three pretty arrangements. These would be beautiful for a Thanksgiving tablescape.

My sincerest hope is that you are inspired to give these easy flower arrangements a try in your own home. I am confident that you can do it! Send us a photo of what you create – we would love to see it!

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