How to Arrange FlowersHere's how to arrange flowers for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them from florists. Of course, sending flower from a florist has its place. But if your hosting a party or just enjoy fresh flowers in the home, here are some cost cutting tips.
Check out these ideas on how to arrange flowers and how to save money and please your sweety.
Florists work furiously to produce hundreds of flower arrangements for Valentines Day under tight time constraints. To keep up with this demand, prices rise. If you're a DIY person and like frugal alternatives, but still enjoy the "finer things", this tutorial is for you.
You can cut costs and make your own flower arrangements for your Valentines Day sweetheart or party that look pricey and elegant but are actually very budget friendly.
Here are the insider's tips for floral arrangements for Valentine's Day:
1. Purchase flowers in bulk from a grocery store, farmers' market, or big box store: Costco, Wal-mart.
2. Avoid red roses, unless you must have them. The price triples during Valentine's week.
3. Take the flowers out of the store wrapping, nothing says cheap! like a barcode!
4. Wrap flowers in red or clear cellophane (transparent gift wrap). You can purchase this wrap from the gift wrap section at a dollar store.
Add Greenery to Your Floral Arrangement
Greenery is what makes a bouquet appear much more expensive.
You can select greenery from your own yard.
These will last longer in your bouquet.
6. If you wish to place the flowers in a vase, select an antique vase from a thrift store. This will save you a lot of money. Choose the appropriate size vase for your flowers. The smaller the opening the more full your flowers will look.
7. Add your own greenery (this can be from your yard). This dresses up a bouquet more than you would think! See the box to the right on how important greenery is to making a bouquet look expensive.
8. Remove all the foliage from the lower parts of the stems; there should be no leaves in the vase, only stems.
9. Cut stems short enough to create a full looking bouquet; stems that are left too long will make your arrangement see empty. Add foliage to bare parts of arrangement to give it a full look.
10. Place a homemade Valentine's card in the flowers.
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