Bang For Your Buck: Styling Supermarket Flowers on any Budget

Bang For Your Buck: Styling Supermarket Flowers on any Budget

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Tess Wilson
Dec 17, 2013
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After all of the delicious food and free-flowing drinks, what's left in your party budget for flowers? Whether you've only got $4 or nearly $40 to blow on bouquets, an appropriate and pretty arrangement can be yours. I grabbed a bunch of those ubiquitous 3-for-$12 bunches from the grocery store and started arranging.

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Here is my haul from the grocery store: three sets of 3-for-$12 bunches, for a total of nine bunches and $36 plus tax. There seems to be more plastic than flowers, but let's see what we can come up with:

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$4 Arrangement: To make my first and most affordable arrangement, I chose the daintiest, most charming flowers in my heap. These daisies are so sweet, have excitingly bright centers, and you get a lot of blossoms for not a lot of money.

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Straight from the store, daisies are always a bit of a jumble and are tall without being full.

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I separated each little bloom from the main stem, cleaned off all the leaves, and arranged them into a tight, flat cluster. Please see How To Process Flowers Like A Pro and How To Build A Centerpiece for lots more details.

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