May 19, 2015 by Drafts & Crafts
Having fresh florals in the house is a must for me, especially during warm spring and summer days. Here is a quick DIY: make 2 arrangements + fill 2 mason jars with 3 small bundles from Trader Joe’s floral section.
Trader Joe’s has THE BEST floral selection, not only are the flowers fresh, but they are much more reasonably priced than other grocery stores that I have gone to: Giant, Safeway, or Publix. At Trader Joe’s you can buy plants, herbs, flowers and bouquets in the floral section. On one side there are prearranged bouquets and the other side consists of single flower types that range anywhere from $2-$10. While the prearranged selection is beautiful, I prefer to create my own bouquet out of a few flower bundles. Below are my favorite hydrangeas that I tend to use in all of my DIY arrangements.
To create the arrangement in the white flower pot I used three different flowers: Hydrangeas ($5.99), Snapdragons ($5.99), and Greenery Branches ($2.99). So for $15 dollars you could make 2 table arrangements and still fill 2 small mason jars (or any small vase) with flowers.
1. Take 1 stem from the Hydrangeas and place them in the center of the pot.
2. Then put 2 stems of the Snapdragons on each side (the pink and purple flower buds).
3. I put the greenery stems all around the pot. Gently wiggle the greenery stems in-between the Hydrangeas. Ta-da!
Tips: Make sure all the stems are submerged and don’t forget to feed your flowers with plant food to ensure they last longer. I place mine in the window when I leave for work, then remove them from the window when I get home. This arrangement lasts 5 -7 days for me!
With my leftover flowers, I fill 2 small 8oz. mason jars and place them around the house as seen above. These arrangements are ideal for a dinner party or when you have company in town. I love how you can put together several arrangements for around $15 from Trader’s Joe’s. There are new Trader Joe’s locations popping up everywhere (Jax & Boca!) so be sure to see where the closest store is to you!
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