How To DIY Christmas flower arrangements for friends for a personalized gift that is always appreciated. One of my favorite hostess gifts to bring to a friend is a flower arrangement. When you go to a party, it’s often an unexpected surprise that you can coordinate seasonally and to go with your friend’s home decor! Today I’m sharing a few easy tips and a DIY on creating an inexpensive arrangement using grocery store flowers.
I’m always on the lookout for great containers for both floral arrangements and for plants. When I see something with possibilities when out shopping and the price is right, I generally grab a few. Do you check out the dollar bins when shopping? I found these galvanized buckets that can be used for many things and when the flowers have passed their prime, can be repurposed as I’ve done HERE.
How To DIY Flower Arrangements For Friends
- Purchase a few inexpensive containers either in the dollar bin or perhaps off-season to have on-hand.
- For the best value on flowers, head to your local grocery store. Purchase several different types of flowers for interest, and greenery for fill in. If you have a garden you can definitely stretch flower arrangements further by clipping your own.
- Gather everything that you’ll need on a table and don’t forget some scissors, clippers for woody stems and a bucket of water.
- My daughter recently asked me the best way to trim flowers for an arrangement that she was making. I like to turn my flowers upside-down so that I can get an idea of the height next to the container.
In going with a traditional red and green holiday theme, I purchased red roses, carnations, assorted white flowers and holiday greenery. The scent of fresh cedar and pine make the DIY flower arrangements even more special!
Flower Cutting Tips
- Cut your flowers one by one at an angle
- Be sure to strip the leaves that will fall below the water line.
- I like to give my flower a gentle shake before placing in water to remove any loose petals. Debris in the water causes them to have a shorter bucket life.
Be sure to use garden clippers for woodsy stems like cedar and pine. You don’t want to ruin your beautiful scissors!
I save ribbons and bows year to year to repurpose. They are often just too pretty to pitch and can be reused for homemade gift baskets and adorning packages.
Arrangements like these can be loose and unstructured. I’ve often read that you should start with the greenery, but I have done hundreds of flower arrangements and work with flower placement first. Look at your flower arrangements from all sides and fill in as necessary!
I hope that you found this How To DIY Christmas flower arrangements post helpful in some way! Spread joy and cheer this holiday season with flowers that you’ve arranged yourself!
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