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How to Make a Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement for $25

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I love fresh flowers. And I am sure most of you would agree that fresh flowers are a wonderful gift to give and receive. So why is it so hard to find really good ones at a reasonable price? Today I am going to share how you can make a Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement for $25. 

There are so many places you can buy fresh flowers. There are florists, online sellers, flower marts, street vendors, and the grocery store. I use all of them but usually buy flowers either at the flower mart or at the grocery store. I bought these flowers at our local Vons and spent $25 total on these flowers.

I bought roses and tulips and used some eucalyptus I had left over from the bridal show this past weekend. I bought these three flowers because my blogging group created a three-item challenge. We are supposed to use tulips, roses, and eucalyptus to make a Mother’s Day gift. I love this challenge!

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If my local grocery store would have had orange tulips I would have bought them. But since these are for my mom, it didn’t really matter that the flowers match my home. Right? Either way, these are so pretty!

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I came up with two ways you can make these flowers into a wonderful gift. The first is really easy.

I have only one problem with grocery store flowers and that is the cheap plastic that they are wrapped in. Nothing is worse than handing someone a bouquet of flowers wrapped in cheap plastic. That’s because they scream “grocery store flowers”. Which to me, says “I didn’t plan in advance so I ran by the grocery store and picked up some flowers at the last minute”. I have always thought there is so much romance in the thought of my husband planning and thinking about finding the perfect card or flowers. Call me old fashioned, but it really is the thought that counts.

So why not spend a few minutes to re-package the flowers? I used parchment paper and some satin ribbon and it made such a difference.

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All you need to do is start out by unwrapping everything. 

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Then stack the flowers.

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And wrap them in parchment paper (or brown wrapping paper). And add a ribbon. Don’t they look so much better?

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Of course, you can put together an arrangement of flowers too. Stary with an inexpensive vase and fill it with water. Add the eucalyptus first.

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Next, add the tallest flowers (so I added the roses). Be sure to cut off about one inch at the bottom of the stems and remove most of the leaves.

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I added all twelve roses to the vase.

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Next, I added the tulips. Just be sure to cut off an inch at the bottom.

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Keep adding the tulips on the outside of the roses and turn the vase to fill in everywhere.

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Once all the tulips are added to the vase, add a few more branches of eucalyptus.

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Doesn’t this arrangement look wonderful? It looks a lot nicer than the flowers that come in the plastic wrap. Haha.

I am thrilled to share the amazing ideas my blogger girlfriends have put together from Mother’s Day.

Happy Happy Nester

Using only tulips, eucalyptus, roses and a few things from her garden, Janine created a beautiful floral bouquet.

Finding Lovely

Jackie from Finding Lovely created a sweet floral arrangement gift for Mother’s Day.

Modern Glam

Ashley from Modern Galm created a grocery store flower arrangement. Isn’t is gorgeous!

I hope our floral ideas have inspired you to create some affordable gifts for Mother’s Day!

8 Responses

  1. Such a wonderful arrangement. Honestly I get our flowers from the food market because they last 2 to 3 weeks. Always healthy and pretty. Our store has a wonderful selection too. Better than Trader Joe’s or florist.

    I agree with the plastic and wrapping them in parchment and a pretty ribbon is a wonderful idea.

    Happy Easter


  2. I took a flower arranging class in college (My advisor chastised me for wasting money on it, but honestly I used what l learned in it more than some courses in my major.). Anyway, we were told the dullest knife was better than the sharpest scissors for cutting stems. The scissors crush the water-absorbing parts of the stem.

  3. So beautiful Leslie! And what a walk down memory lane hearing the word “Vons”. That was our grocery store too growing up in southern California and now in New England we’ve had to get use to very different ones. Haha! Beautiful arrangement, loved the idea of presenting flowers with the brown paper and ribbon.

  4. Leslie, I love how you explained arranging the flowers, so simple yet your arrangement looks elegant.

    Happy Easter

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