Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

produced & styled by ANNA KOCHARIAN photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

Convenience florals aren’t always the most attractive, and these days a standard bouquet just won’t do for your beloved. We set out to find three creative ways to arrange a seemingly limited bunch of supermarket finds into something worth boasting about. Take a look!

step one FLOWERS Select flowers that are slightly closed, to allow for a longer-lasting bouquet at home. Our freshest grocery store flower finds included roses, lisianthuses, and mums. Consider these the arrangement’s statement florals. When in doubt, opt for a variety of flowers in a similar shade for the bunch.


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  1. roses
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  1. mums
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  1. lisianthus

step two FILLER Use fillers to give the arrangement a more full look. They’re a lot less expensive than the floral alternative. We opted for tree ferns, veronica white flowers, and myrtle long greens.

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  1. tree fern
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  1. veronica white flower
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  1. myrtle long green

step three BY STYLE, BY SIZE, BY COLOR

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  1. BY STYLE— cool & carefree Group a handful of long, green fillers and pair them with a flower of a contrasting hue. We created this bunch with myrtle long greens, veronica white flowers, and a single stem of lisianthus. Tie a ribbon about ¼ of the way up from the bottom of the bunch to complete the look!
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  1. BY SIZE— short & sweet De-thorn and de-leaf the roses, and snip the ends to about 3 inches in length. Set a foam disk at the base of a shallow vase, and arrange the roses into a full bouquet.
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  1. BY COLOR— blushing bounty Begin by selecting a statement floral – whether it be by color, size, or texture – as the starting point of the arrangement. Next, choose a flower in either a similar or gently contrasting hue to complement the base. If your statement flower is larger in size, opt for something slightly smaller. Pair the flowers with a variety of fillers – one streamlined and linear and another more loose and free.
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