Friday, November 19, 2010

spruce it up

Have you ever awakened one day and had the urge to spruce up a room in your home? The holiday season is upon us, I cannot think of a better time to make a beautiful floral arrangement without breaking the bank. Fresh flowers and live plants always add a nice touch to any room in your home. My mother-in-law went to our local grocery store and found a beautiful bouquet for only $7.99. This is a simple, quick, and easy way to spruce-up your home for those unexpected holiday visitors. Seriously, this process only took me ten minutes to complete from start to finish!

Making A Grocery Store Bouquet Into A Beautiful Centerpiece

  1. First I gathered a clean vase and brown coloured marbles( marbles can be purchased at the Dollar store.) I had all of these items already in our home.
  2. Then I cut the stems, making sure the stems could reach the water and the flowers could keep their head above it.
  3. The next step was to arrange a circle of flowers around the edge of the vase.
  4. Then insert the rest of the flowers in the center, creating a domed effect.
  5. The last step is to add greens between main flowers. This is important because it helps keep blooms separated so they do not crush one another and helps to provide good air circulation to keep blooms fresh longer.
  6. Depending on where you are placing your flowers, you can always add extra colour by adding holiday inspired ribbon around the vase.

The finished product

Remember you don't have to break the bank to add a little spice to your home! 

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