Making a simple and pretty floral arrangement doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, or be extremely hard. Granted, creating floral arrangements is an art I have yet to master, I have learned some tips from my work experience at Michaels, and can successfully create a simple wreath and arrangement- without breaking the bank!
The supplies you need are pretty basic- flowers, foam block, container, and some wire cutters.
Whenever I shop for flowers I always head to the bush section first. Making floral arrangements is so much more affordable if you use floral bushes and simply cut them up into individual picks! All of these flowers were purchased at Joanns, and were between $2 and $5 before any discounts. I mixed some fall picks- they were all 40% off- and some regular picks to get a multi seasonal look.
When picking out flowers I start creating my arrangement in the store by combining and taking out any picks or bushes I like until I find a good look. Try to create a balanced look- don’t make one side too heavy, and I recommend getting one type of flower as the “Feature” flower. Personally, I don’t like the very “busy” looking arrangements, and wanted a simple look. I take a picture of how my arrangement looks when I figure it out in the store so I can remember for later.
Once you’re ready to start creating and happy with your flowers just push the foam block into the container, cut some of the bushes up and start sticking the flowers in! It is OK to take some out and move them around-just not too much or you won’t have any foam block left to put them in!
Most florists hot glue the flowers into the block- I don’t simply because I may walk by in a few days and decide to move some flowers around (which I did!)
Cut the flowers to different heights for variety. My “feature” flower I kept towards the center, with a few on the sides- all at varied heights.
I like getting greenery pieces to put in the arrangement to break things up and add some more height.
The vase was on super clearance (originally about $20), and was very summery and bright.
To make this more of a fall arrangement, simply switch out the containers to something more neutral.
So there it is! My super simple floral arrangement!
This was another super quick project and since I didn’t hot glue any of the flowers into place I can always change them up later- which we all know I will. 🙂
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