How to Make Simple DIY Flower Arrangements

I am a grocery store flower junkie. {Plenty of evidence over on my instagramfacebooktwitter, and snapchat → glitterinclexi (lots of fun behind-the-scenes there).} I just can’t help myself – those inexpensive bunches from the store get me every time. Most weeks I gravitate towards the 3 for $12 bunches of flowers – daises, baby’s breath, tea roses, the list goes on – and I find myself playing with combinations. Now that Spring has officially sprung, I’ve started branching out and picking wildflowers on our walks each evening.

There’s just something about flowers. They have a certain magic that gets me every time and having them around makes everything a little sweeter and more lovely. I find myself placing little bunches of flowers in the kitchen, on bathroom counters, at my bedroom nightstand, in my little girl’s room, etc. Instant facelift for our countertops with minimal effort. So I’m sharing a few tricks and tips for making your own simple flower arrangements from grocery store flowers and every day wildflowers …

How to Make Simple DIY Flower Arrangements using grocery store flowers. Click through for a few easy tips and tricks! How to Make Simple DIY Flower Arrangements using grocery store flowers. Click through for a few easy tips and tricks!

How to Make Simple DIY Flower Arrangements:

  1. Choose your flowers. Head to the grocery store, a local florist or shop, a farmer’s market, or your very own backyard, and choose your flowers. I never really go in with a plan; instead pulling the flowers that really speak to me in the moment.
  2. Choose your vase. Lately, I’ve been really into mason jars (and these super handy mason jar flower lids!), but I’m also always on the hunt for cool milk bottles and crates, watering cans, and short, stubby vases. A single bud (or branch) in an oversized vase looks understated and elegant. You can also group vases together on a tray for such a pretty and unexpected flower arrangement. Basically, I’m all about pretty flower arrangements with minimal effort.
  3. Once you get your flowers home, snip the ends at about a 45 degree angle and put them into cold water and into your vases as soon as possible. I like to snip my stems fairly short because I have this thing with lower bunches of flowers, but not too short, because it’s a good idea to trim a bit from the stems each day or every other day to help the flowers stay alive a few extra days.
  4. To extend the life of my flowers I also remove any wilted petals or leaves and all of the leaves from the bottom of the stems that will be submerged in the water (those leaves tend to wilt quicker under water and contaminate and kill your flowers much faster.)
  5. Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!

How to Make Simple DIY Flower Arrangements using grocery store flowers. Click through for a few easy tips and tricks! How to Make Simple DIY Flower Arrangements using grocery store flowers. Click through for a few easy tips and tricks! How to Make Simple DIY Flower Arrangements using grocery store flowers. Click through for a few easy tips and tricks! How to Make Simple DIY Flower Arrangements using grocery store flowers. Click through for a few easy tips and tricks!

images: Flowers at Kinfolk Magazine Copenhagen dinner; Styling Nathalie Schwer; Photographer Line Thit Klein // Peaches and Mint // Junebug Weddings // Country Living // Style Me Pretty // Reading My Tea Leaves // Hochzeitswahn Sei inspiriert! // Babes in Boyland

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. Thank you so much for clicking through and helping to support this little blog business of mine! Read more about our site, privacy, and disclosure policies here.


Lexi

2 comments


  1. Gabriella

    Agreed! I’m all about floral arrangements that are fairly simple. These ones here are beautiful! I’ve been into mason jars as well – so easy to use for flowers!

Leave a Comment