If you follow me on snap then you already saw that I became a bit obsessed with the $3.99 bunches of roses at Trader Joes. I went a little crazy last weekend purchased 9 bunches to sprinkle through the house. Now if you are like most people I know you probably just snip the roses and place them in a plain vase and call it a day. No arranging needed. Yea, that’s not me at all. Here is an easy tutorial on floral arranging with grocery store blooms!
If you are a newbie to flower arranging then I recommend sticking with the same flower and then simply mix up the colors if you like. It’s also good to pick up some greenery as a filler.
Here is what you will need:
-Flowers – whatever you like. In this case I’m working with roses.
-Scissors – to cut your stems on an angle.
-Tape – no need to get fancy. Scotch tape, washi tape, floral tape, paper tape. Whatever you have on had.
-Unique vase – I like shopping for unique vases in housewares sections of shops and normally end up doing really with a cool bowl.
Step 1: Use your tape to make a grid format on your bowl. I think the reason people just use a normal vase is because it has a small opening and makes it really simple to just insert your flowers like the bunch they came from the grocery store. By making the grid with the tape you give yourself smaller openings instead of one massive opening where the flowers will have no structure.
Step 2: Remove all of the greenery on your flowers. You don’t want the leaves getting in the water. They will decompose in the water and harm the water therefore cutting your flowers life short. You should also cut your stems on a diagonal and since each stem is going to be going in at a different angle I cut each stem one at time. Cutting all of them the same height won’t work for this type of arrangement.
Step 3: Start filling your grids. Take it one little box at a time. Remember each stem will be a slightly different height because of the angles in filling the vase.
Step 4: Once your grids are all filled up you are done! It’s at the stage where I sprinkle in a couple pieces of greenery to break up all of the rose. Also because my tape went over the edge I wanted to cover those little pieces of tape that you would see from the side. So, I took some leaves and tucked them in the top. They aren’t in the water so they won’t harm the flowers.
Step 5: Give yourself a pat on the back for the awesome job you did! Now it’s time to find the perfect spot to display them.