August 03, 2017

Getting The Most Out Of A Grocery Store Bouquet


So you mean I can't have a weekly delivery of fresh florals from my favourite florist? Or a weekly bouquet of fresh, lush, pink peonies? Fine...

How to get the most out of a grocery store bouquet. Turn 1 bouquet into 10 mini arrangements.
{before bouquet}

I think we all know spending loads on fresh cut flowers is sometimes out of the question. It would be lovely. Extremely lovely, but totally impractical when there are groceries, gas and a house to pay for. Sometimes all you have to work with is grocery store bouquets-- guests bring them, you've hit up the grocery store right before closing and that's all that's left, or it's just the most affordable option. They can be less than lovely, a random assortment of colours and flowers, but the gesture is lovely! But perhaps they are just not your favourite colours or styles. Hells no am I being unappreciative. I'll take ALL of the fleurs!  Sometimes you just need to get creative.
How to get the most out of a grocery store bouquet. Turn 1 bouquet into 10 mini arrangements.

This weeks experiment was making one bouquet stretch throughout the whole home, and in a way that I loved. I mean the arrangement I received was incredibly thoughtful, and I felt complete warmth and gratitude from it's senders. But part of me wanted to play around with it! And there is nothing wrong with that. Especially when it makes you happy.

How to get the most out of a grocery store bouquet. Turn 1 bouquet into 10 mini arrangements.

So, how did I take one bouquet and make 10 plus mini arrangements from it? Here's how:

1. First, you want to take apart the bouquet. Separate the flowers by colour and type. I grouped all the greenery together, then sorted the flowers out by colour (see the first photo).

2. Pull out all your mini jars. I knew all those juice jars I've been saving would come in handy! Get them all out and fill them with fresh water. You can get creative here-- cans, old candles, jars, bottles, anything works!
How to get the most out of a grocery store bouquet. Turn 1 bouquet into 10 mini arrangements.

3. Decide on your theme. Do you want to stick to one colour pallet per bouquet? Or mix various colours together? I opted for a bit of both.

How to get the most out of a grocery store bouquet. Turn 1 bouquet into 10 mini arrangements.

4. Play with the arrangements. Start by grabbing one large leaf or piece of greenery as the backdrop. Then pull together two or three flowers to place in front of the large greenery, just slightly lower than the top of the green. I then cut the stems and placed them in the vase. I'll add smaller flowers, little buds or alternate greens as needed around the focal flowers.

How to get the most out of a grocery store bouquet. Turn 1 bouquet into 10 mini arrangements.

5. Keep going until all your flowers are used and vases are full! Place them in various places around your home.


How to get the most out of a grocery store bouquet. Turn 1 bouquet into 10 mini arrangements.


There you have it! It's that simple to take one bouquet and make it into multiple beautiful arrangements. These are perfect accent pieces to place around the home, especially when you are having a get-together or guests over. They really add a touch of comfort, nature and beauty to any space. I also love to use a grouping of them together to make the perfect centre pieces!

How to get the most out of a grocery store bouquet. Turn 1 bouquet into 10 mini arrangements.

Try it out! I want to see your photos!

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