Trader Joe’s Wooden Flowers are Taking Over the Internet

published Mar 17, 2023
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Trader Joe’s flowers are the stuff of legends, and it’s low-key impossible to leave the store without a beautiful bouquet in tow. And while fresh flowers brighten up any room, they unfortunately don’t last forever. Thankfully, the newest offering from TJ’s does, and it’s a super budget-friendly way to DIY a beautiful bouquet you’ll cherish for years to come.

Social media users are buzzing over the beloved grocery chain’s wooden reed flowers, which seemingly come in sets of three for just $4.99 or full bouquets for $14.99. TJ’s enthusiast @traderjoeslist shared a photo and video of the pretty white wood flowers from a Marina Del Rey, California store on Instagram, captioning the post: “I literally was in Trader Joe’s and was thinking about how I’d love a flower that never dies and #traderjoes answered my thoughts! How cool are these? They also had full wooden bouquets!”

Instagrammer @mostlytraderjoes, who is based in the northeastern part of the U.S., also shared a selection of bouquets in varying shades of beige and cream, writing: “🤍 Wood Reed Flowers. Dried so they last forever. These were so pretty I wanted to buy all of them. They can be used as decor or you can put them in a scented liquid and use as a diffuser.”

They’re also making a splash on TikTok, with bride-to-be Nicole (aka @_nickelpickel) calling them “perfect for a DIY bouquet.” In the comments section of Nicole’s post, one person wrote: “you can dye them with acrylic paint,” adding that they used wooden flowers for their wedding bouquet. Another person wrote: “I got wood flowers for my wedding, my bouquet is still on display 7 years later and still makes me smile. Now I want to buy more for holiday decor!” Yet another added: “Looks like I’m going to TJs! Finally flowers I’m not allergic to.”

Aside from being allergy-friendly, they’re also safe for pets and serve as a more sustainable option than fresh flowers. Plus, they’re inherently customizable, and you can use any type of paint (acrylic, water-based, spray paint, etc.) — the opportunities are endless as long as you employ a little crafty creativity. As mentioned above, you can also put them into a reed diffuser or vase with the fragrance of your choice, making them a flame-free alternative to a scented candle.

Head on over to your local TJ’s to see if they’re in stock, as they seem to be popping up in stores all over the country.