There’s one thing I just love about hostessing, and that’s putting together flower arrangements. I’m by no means a florist, but I’ve always loved flowers and enjoy putting together arrangements for my home. I’m often asked my tricks, so I thought I’d share my tips for putting together 5 minute simple DIY flower arrangements with grocery store flowers.
It’s no secret Trader Joe’s has a seriously amazing flower selection, and at great prices. When I have the time to drive to TJ’s, I love to head there for a variety of my flower needs, especially when I’m creating arrangements for centerpieces or when I have company over for visits.
I was recently introduced to Vietri, a brand of handmade Italian dinnerware and home decor. Their pieces are beautiful and of utmost quality. Almost all my vases are clear, but now I have these two stunning mouth-blown white glass vases, by the brand, to add to my collection.
Since these vases are eye-catching on their own, I didn’t want to overpower them with large or bold flowers. I quickly put together these 5 minute simple DIY flower arrangements, and you can too with my easy tips!
When creating at home DIY arrangements, I try to stick to a budget. With that being said, I look for bunches of flowers on special or perhaps aren’t as big (also meaning priced lower). Instead of large roses, I opt for smaller, mini roses. I also look for fillers that are pretty or have a scent, such as Eucalyptus or fresh Aster Solidago. Both fillers add a subtle pop of color, too.
To maximize the length of time your arrangements last, cut each floral stem at an angle and make sure to remove all leaves, that might touch the water, from the stem.
To be honest, why I call these my 5 minute simple DIY flower arrangements is because there really isn’t too much of a rhyme or reason to arranging the flowers. For me, the thought really goes into picking the flowers. For ease, stick to a color scheme. In this instance it’s mostly white with pops of green and yellow.
The rest comes somewhat naturally when it’s time to start arranging. Because the mouth of these vases is narrower, I placed my roses around the outermost edges of the opening. Once the space begins to fill, it’s easy to see where you need to insert your filler florals.
*Quick tip: for variety in your arrangement, don’t cut all your stems at the same length. As you can see I left the Eucalyptus a little bit longer, along with some of my rose stems. The differences in length allow for visual variety, along with a little height depending on where you might place your arrangements.
Quick to put together and zero stress! My 5 minute simple DIY flower arrangements are game changers when it comes to hostessing.
I’d say the vessel you use for your arrangement makes quite a difference, and a statement! In case you’re looking for some new vases to add to your collection, you might check out these unique honeycomb vases or this classic etched glass vase.
If you love my Vietri vases as much as I do, the brand has graciously extended a 20% off discount for all Adored by Alex readers! Simply use code: ALEX20 at checkout. Shop all the beautiful pieces at Vietri, here.