By Sarah Hunt, AZFB Communications Intern
Flower bouquets are used for many different events in life to express our love. We use them for dates, weddings, funerals, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day; we even use them when we know someone just needs a pick-me-up. Why not learn how to make one yourself?
Bouquets are easy to make, plus homemade bouquets are usually less expensive than buying a premade one. Trader Joes offers a fantastic variety of flowers for good prices, so you can get your main flowers, filler flowers, and greenery all in one place and not break the bank.
How to Assemble Your Bouquet
It’s really quite a simple process. I’ll walk you through it step by step.
First, you want to pick what kind of flower you want as the base, or the main flower, of your bouquet. This can be roses, peonies, daises, tulips… the best choice is usually whatever the favorite flower is of the person you are gifting these to.
Second, pick your filler flowers. These can be baby’s breath, forget me nots, lavender, etc.
Third, pick some greenery. Trader Joe’s usually carries a variety of leafy stems that add that finishing touch to the bouquet.
Fourth, cut the bottom of the stem of each flower at a 45 degree angle. This allows more water to be absorbed by your flowers and extends their life. Pick out a nice vase to put them in, or get some butcher paper to wrap them in. Tie them together with a nice bow so they stay put and look nice!
Now, when it comes to the actual flower arranging, here’s how it’s done. First, put all your base flowers in the vase or butcher paper. Take your filler flowers and spread them out in between the base flowers and a few on the edges. If you really want to go all-out, then get a second kind of filler flower and spread it out as well to add variety to the bouquet. Then take your greenery and put it all around the edges of your flowers. And voilà! You are done! So easy, right?
Comment below on what you plan to use your new bouquet making skills for! And as always, you can find even more crafty ideas on Fill Your Plate’s blog.