DIY Bouquet

May 31, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized

Do you buy flowers at the supermarket? I always love the challenge of turning their basic bunches into more exciting arrangements. You may remember my previous post on a 5 min. supermarket bouquet makeover. Well, yesterday I had about 15 minutes to make a couple arrangements for Stella’s teachers for her last day of preschool in Chicago, so I bought these:

The flowers from left to right are:
  • Mini carnations
  • Craspedia
  • Green balls (at least that is what the label said, but I’m not sure it’s correct!)
  • Sunflowers
  • Mixed eucalyptus

They were part of the “buy 3 bunches for $12” deal. I’m a big fan of shopping from the single bunches section rather than getting a prearranged bouquet from the supermarket – you can get much more creative that way!

To start with you want to cut down the stems considerably. I stand them up next to the vase against the edge of the counter to determine where to cut so that they just peak over the vase.

I started by putting in the largest flowers first:

Then I added some of the mini carnations:

Next came the eucalyptus:

Lastly I finished it off with a few sprigs of greenery and a couple balls of craspedia. I think a few bunches of unexpected greenery like these can really make the difference in a bouquet.

So if you’re at the supermarket this weekend check out whether they have some single flower bunches you can mix and match. If you put together an arrangement, send me a photo!

You can check out my other 5 min. supermarket bouquet here.

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