I'm lucky enough to live near a grocery store that always carries a good selection of cut flowers. Those of you from Upstate New York know what I'm talking about when I say that Wegmans is a fantastic place to shop! They always have arrangements pre-made, but they are kinda expensive, so about a year ago I took a shot at making my own flower arrangement and came up with super simple recipe for a pretty bouquet.
Its so simple. All you need is:
1. a main flower
2. an accent flower
3. some greenery
|Sunflowers, hypericum berries, and some greenery|
|Roses, little pink accent flowers, and some seeded greenery|
I use a razor blade to cut off the top of the juice container, and take off the labels:
I used to start arranging the flowers while holding them in my hand, but that always ended awkwardly because when you put the flowers in the container, they aren't being held tight anymore. Things fluff out, and you pretty much have to start again because everything shifts!
Instead, I use tape to divide up the opening of the container. This keeps the flowers in the general spot where you placed them, rather than having them get all floppy on you. I think that this is something I read in a Martha Stewart article last year, and it works soooo well! Before I place the flowers, I trim the stems with either scissors or my little tin snippers.
I usually start with the main flowers, and then fill in with the accent flowers and the greenery after they are in place.
|The roses and some greenery are in...getting ready to add the pink accent flowers!|
After you've got your bouquet looking nice, I usually use tissue paper or a scrap of fabric to hide the container. A rubber band holds the tissue paper/fabric in place, and then I use a ribbon to hide the rubber band!
|Two bouquets that I put together for Thanksgiving!|
Voila! Easy peasy lemon squeezy ;)
|An arrangement that I did this past weekend for pre-Christmas celebration.|
Each of the bouquets that I put together cost around $20 to do. Some are a little more, some are a little less, but they are always under $25. So it's very reasonable, and best of all, people are always happy to get some pretty flowers :)