It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to create your own floral arrangement! A flower arrangement can instantly transform your home decor or your tablescape. However, most people feel overwhelmed to design a bouquet. We will help you create a simple yet beautiful hand-tied bouquet with a selection of flowers that you can find at your local grocery store.
One of the questions we get the most is where do we buy our flowers? Most of them are from grocery stores. The blooms available in grocery stores tend to last a long time, and usually, they are low maintenance, cheerful, and very affordable. We agree that flower shops carry a larger variety and much better quality flowers. But for those who don’t know much about flowers, this can be intimidating, so there is no problem starting with the grocery store ones until you decide to move with different colors and shapes.
When selecting the flowers, one tip is to avoid buying the blooms fully open. You should also always check the stems and leaves. You want to make sure that they are firm.
The first step when designing a flower arrangement is to decide on a color scheme. It is best to work with one or two main colors. And when it comes to floral design, the green act as a neutral tone that accents any decor.
There are several different ways that you can design and create your own flower arrangements. The hand-tied technique is simple and very quick to master.
Start by following the steps below:
1- Once you have chosen your color scheme, select flowers that have fine stems but are full of flowers, like roses, alstroemerias and hydrangeas.
2- Strip the foliage and thorns of the stems and lay them all on your table. You don’t leave any leaves on your stems for a bouquet because most of them will fall below the flower line. You should also always make sure you do this before you start arranging the flowers.
3- Begin by holding a single flower on your left hand (or your non-dominant hand), and then, using your other hand, add the second flower on an angle (crossing the stems). Keep adding the flowers at an angle, working your way around it.
4- Remember: One hand holds the arrangement, and the other hand adds the flowers.
5- Make sure to always turn the bouquet and slightly drop the stems’ height to get a rounded shape.
6- Make sure to look at the bouquet from the top and ensure that the flowers are nicely spaced.
7- Avoid having many flowers of the same type sitting together. Make sure that you mix them up to create a cohesive arrangement.
8- If you are not happy with the arrangement, don’t be afraid to put it down and start again.
9- Once you’re happy with the way it looks, tie the stems together firmly with a string or a rubber band.
10- Trim the stems gradually to fit the container.
For these two small arrangements, please find below the list of materials we used:
– 16 pink roses
– 12 stems of pink alstroemerias
– Rubber band
– Floral scissors: https://amzn.to/39ju84j
– 2 Silver Plated Beaded Mint Julep Cup 5 inches tall : https://amzn.to/3oez2DW
Watch the video below for full tutorial