You know when you are in the grocery store & you pass the floral department and you think, “you know what, I think I am going to get some flowers for my house! That is the best idea.” So you pick up some flowers, head home, pop them in a vase, and it’s totally lackluster. Flowers are great no matter what, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes you want an arrangement not just flowers. You know?
Well, feel lackluster no more, friends! We put together a nifty little guide on how to turn your grocery store florals into a fabulous arrangement. Here’s how…
– Shallow dish
– Scotch tape
1. Grab that shallow dish (think shallow cereal bowl or dish for dip) and your scotch tape and start to make a crosshatch pattern. Start by putting a piece of tape across the middle top to bottom, then side to side. Now cut those sections in half (both top to bottom & side to side) and work from there.
TIP: I like to leave a pinky finger width in between each strip, but if your dish is bigger, it’s okay to leave a ring finger size gap. Fill with an inch or so (depending on your bowl) of water
2. Here is the fun part! I grabbed ranunculus because they were the most wonderful shade of orange, but you can grab any smaller blooming flower you like. Cut the stems off the ranunculus so that they sit just about the lip of the dish & slip into the right-hand squares moving in. Repeat until you’ve almost reached the left side of the arrangement
3. Now it’s time for your greens! Slip some foliage & a few fun sprigs (we used Acacia) to create some asymmetry. Balance out the arrangement by tucking in a few smaller foliage leaves and sprigs on the right side (see image below).
4. Voila! You’ve mastered your very own $5 arrangement. Looks like a million bucks, doesn’t it?