How to Arrange a Store Bought Bouquet Like a Pro

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By Home Decor Contributor Jennifer from Brave New Home.

How to Arrange a Store Bought Bouquet -

Arrange a Store Bought Bouquet -


Have you ever found a lovely bouquet of flowers at the grocery store and somewhere between taking them out of the wrapper and plopping them into a vase their beauty somehow gets lost?

2 - California grown flower bunch

5 - separated and cut flowers

I’ve been seeing this neat trick for years and finally decided to give it a try.  After you get your bouquet home, trim off all the leaves past the height of the vase you’ll be using.  Wide mouthed vases with a more narrow base tend to work better for fuller bouquets.

4 - tape and scissors

6 - tape a grid on vase mouth

Then, create a tic-tac-toe grid using clear tape on the mouth of the vase.  To create thinner strips, I cut my tape in half lengthwise.  Start with the most dominant (usually the largest) flower in the center.  Then put in the second most dominant flowers grouped together yet staggered around the main flower.

7 - adding outter filler

8 - adding first focal flower

9 - adding second focal flower


Next, add in your smaller, filler flowers and then finally the filler greens.  My bouquet isn’t quite looking professional but it’s a big step up from my original arrangement.  And I can’t wait to try this technique again with the next bouquet of flowers I get!

10 - adding in the filler flowers

11 - completed arrangement

Arrange Flowers like a Pro. Tutorial at

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About Jennifer

Jennifer will be sharing DIY projects, home decor ideas, and other budget friendly inspiration to help transform your house into an authentic home. Jennifer lives in San Diego with her military husband and their toddler son—so you can expect some kid friendly crafts, too! She believes you don’t need the biggest budget or the largest space to start creating a home true to its inhabitants. Her favorite crafts are adapting off-the-shelf items into affordable projects. Catch up with Jennifer at her blog born from decorating paralysis, Brave New Home.

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