Make a Large Flower Arrangement

Learn how to make a large flower arrangement using one bouquet of grocery store flowers and foraged greenery from your backyard.

Flower Arranging With Mom 05:13

Jill's mom gives some tips on creating a large, balanced flower arrangement using foraged flowers and one grocery-store bouquet.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Make a stunning arrangement on a budget for a wedding, party or just because. You can find most of the greenery from your own backyard.

What You'll Need:

  • grocery store flowers
  • foraged greenery
  • large basket or container
  • (4-5) small jars
  • shears
  • (1) tbs sugar
  • (1) tbs lemon juice
  • (1) quart water
  • (1) tsp white vinegar
  • mixing spoon
  • chicken wire

Make Plant Food

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Mix water, sugar, lemon juice, and white vinegar together.

Add Water

Fill small vases and jars with the plant food water. Place the small containers inside a large basket or other container.

Add Chicken Wire

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Cassidy Garcia

Add chicken wire to the tops of the small containers to help the flowers stand upright.

Arrange Foraged Flowers

Arrange flowers based on flower type. Cut stems at a 45-degree angle using shears. Remove any foliage at the bottom of the stems to prevent bacteria from growing in the water.

Arrange Grocery Store Flowers

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Lastly, add the grocery store flowers. Cut the stems as you did with the greenery. Vary heights, and strive for balance, not symmetry.

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