5 DIY Valentine's Day Flower Arrangements
Learn how to transform grocery store flowers into beautiful bouquets for your valentine.
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Turn Supermarket Flowers Into Beautiful Arrangements
Save money this Valentine's Day by making your own arrangements. Make these 5 simply sweet creations using carnations, snapdragons, roses and alstroemeria that we know your sweetheart will love!
How to Select Grocery Store Flowers
Choosing the right flowers makes all the difference in getting the look for less. Consider picking bunches of the same type of flower and going with a more neutral color palette.
Arrangement #1: Classic Elegance
Let the champagne chill in the fridge while you enjoy the beauty of this silver bucket filled with pastel toned flowers. This would make a beautiful centerpiece for a valentine's date at home.
Beyond the Basic Glass Vase
Using a silver champagne bucket or even a vintage trophy as a vase creates instant elegance and is a fresh twist on the traditional vase. Place a smaller glass vase or jar filled with water right down inside the bucket to hold the flowers.
Arrangement #2: Sweet and Simple
For something a bit more whimsical, use a coffee mug or tea cup to hold your flowers and suddenly you have two gifts in one!
To make this arrangement you will need the coffee mug or tea cup of your choice, wet foam and small bloom flowers like these pink carnations.
Step 1: Add Foam
Cut a piece of wet foam to size and place inside your mug then fill with water.
Step 2: Add the Flowers
Beginning on the outside edge, stick flower stems into the wet foam and work your way around the rim making sure to nestle them tightly together.
Arrangement #3: For the Gardener
Remind the one you love that spring is right around the corner with this lovely creation.
The Perfect Container
A galvanized watering can is the perfect vessel for this simple arrangement.
Place a small vase or drinking glass filled with water down inside the can to avoid rust. Fill the vase with a simple arrangement of flowers reminiscent of those picked straight from the garden.
Arrangement #4: Flower Ball of Love
If your sweetheart loves the unconventional then this arrangement is definitely for you!
Foam ball (make sure to select a 'wet foam' version), flowers with a sturdy stem like these pink carnations, ribbon in the color of your choice.
Step 1: Soak Foam and Add Flowers
Soak the foam ball in a container of water. Cut off the blooms, leaving several inches of stem to stick down into the foam. Begin working your way around the ball being sure to nestle blooms as closely together as possible.
Step 2: Add a Ribbon
Cut ribbon to desired length and twist ends together with floral wire. Push the floral wire wrapped ribbon down into the foam ball in between blooms.
Arrangement #5: Blooming Box
There's no doubting these flowers are a gift from the heart when they come beautifully arranged in a moss covered box.
Small box/sheet of moss/flowers of your choice (we're using white alstroemeria).
Step 1: Cut and Glue Moss
Cut four pieces of moss to fit sides of the box and then attach using craft glue.
Step 2: Add Foam and Water
Place a small bowl or dish with foam and water inside the box.
Step 3: Add Flowers
Cut the flower stems to desired length (the size will depend on the size of your box), then push the stems into the foam in a tight arrangement.
Say it With Flowers
No matter how you arrange them, giving flowers to the one you love is a wonderful way to show how much you care.