How to Make Grocery Store Roses Look like a Million Bucks

How to Make Grocery Store Roses Look like a Million Bucks

How to Make Grocery Store Roses Look like a Million Bucks

 

Yesterday we took a trip to Trader Joe’s that I shared on Stories with y’all.  I literally cannot walk out of Trader Joe’s without a bunch of fresh flowers.  I mean, a dozen roses for $6.99?!

 

 

I love arranging flowers.  It’s a skill I learned during quarantine that is a great way to quickly dress up a space, especially on a budget.  Here’s how I turn a $7 bouquet of grocery store roses into an arrangement that looks like a million bucks.

 

what you need

 

A vase, scissors or floral shears, clear waterproof floral tape and flowers.

 

 

TIP:  For vases, I prefer low profile.  If the vase is clear, you can’t use anything in the bottom for stability.  If you have a non see-through vase, then I suggest adding a small wire cage or floral foam to create a base for your flowers.  See below for great vase suggestions.

 

instructions

 

  • Remove all dead petals.
  • Remove all leafs below water level.  Leaves under the water causes the water to smell bad and get moldy.
  • Use the plant food that comes with your flowers.
  • Cut your stems at an angle.
  • Use clear floral tape to create a grid on the top of your vase.  Use an additional piece of tape around the edge of the vase to secure all pieces in place.
  • If opening flowers, gently bend back petals at base.
  • Every couple of days, trim stems at a different angle and change water.

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16 Comments

  1. Leonie
    September 1, 2020 / 11:48 PM

    Such a good idea! My flowers always look like a mess!
    Especially when it’s not a huge bouquet!
    I’ll try this next time

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:26 AM

      Let me know if it works good for you!

  2. Katie
    September 2, 2020 / 5:28 AM

    Those look gorgeous! Great idea!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:26 AM

      Thanks, Katie!

  3. Erin Core
    September 2, 2020 / 7:15 AM

    Those pink roses are gorgeous and for a great price too! I love how you arranged them!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 2, 2020 / 8:26 AM

      TJ’s has the best flowers!

  4. Mindy Diegel
    September 2, 2020 / 8:39 AM

    Soooooo pretty!!!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 8, 2020 / 11:10 AM

      Thanks, Mindy!

  5. Katie B.
    September 2, 2020 / 8:43 AM

    That’s a great tip to use tape to make a grid! I have to try this!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 8, 2020 / 11:11 AM

      I went to a class and the girl taught me that. So smart!

  6. Tracy Meldrum
    September 2, 2020 / 9:30 AM

    Beautiful!!

    • Angela Lanter
      September 8, 2020 / 11:11 AM

      Thank you!

  7. Tracy Meldrum
    September 2, 2020 / 9:30 AM

    Beautiful!! So lovely

    • Angela Lanter
      September 8, 2020 / 11:11 AM

      Thank you!!

  8. Nadya Voytovich
    September 3, 2020 / 9:04 AM

    So pretty! I have to try this since my flowers always look so blah.

    • Angela Lanter
      September 8, 2020 / 11:12 AM

      Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!

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