When you think of flower bouquets, you often think of buying them for events and loved ones: birthday flower bouquets, congratulatory flower bouquets, sympathy flower bouquets and “get well” flower bouquets. But flower bouquets can actually be a way to save you time when planning a party or gathering! Simply order one or two bouquets of flowers, and set to work making them do the decorating for you. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:
Mixed Flowers in Mixed Glass Vessels
This is such a delicate and elegant look, and is as easy as ordering a bouquet of flowers and gathering various, mismatched vessels. They could be empty bottles, canning jars and bud vases, the sky is the limit. If you want to purchase a few pretty glass bottles, Amazon.com has a several great selections. You can get a simple set of six 375ml bottles for under $30 and it would be great for this look. Or you can scout your local thrift store for unique bottles, or even your own kitchen or garage! This neat set of 5 magnetic bud vases allows you to attach the vases to their metal bases through your tablecloth and then place a single stem in each one and it will look like they are coming out of the table.
Once you have your bud containers assembled, simply grab a bouquet of mixed flowers to start assembling your decor. We love this Color Rush arrangement, which is a lively mix of orange roses, red mastsumoto asters and pale pink mini carnations. Simply gather one or two stems and arrange them in one of your bud containers. You can group them together as a table centerpiece, or place them around the room as an overall decor. This is a simple and stunning look, and if you have everything delivered to you, it is one or two less errands you have to run to prepare for your gathering!
Hydrangeas and Baby’s Breath
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The pairing of hydrangeas and baby breath is both beautiful and cost effective. While hydrangeas can typically be pricey, you can fill out the bouquet with inexpensive baby’s breath. The result is a dazzling arrangement that will make for jaw-dropping centerpieces or buffet table decor. Simply order a bouquet of hydrangeas and a bouquet of baby’s breath, gather some of your favorite flower vase or containers, and arrange a few hydrangeas with a bundle of baby’s breath. It couldn’t be easier! For a rustic look, arrange them in quilted canning jars, milk glass containers for a vintage look, or simple bubble vases for an elegant look.
For this look you need wide glass vases (such as bubble vases or square vases) or canning jars, some floating candles, and some decorative gems or other vase fillers. You can use any flower that you like, but in our experience, larger blooms such as roses, gerbera daisies and tulips work best.
Snip off the stem of a flower at a shorter length than the height of the vase you are using. You can do varying lengths to add depth to look, or make all of the stems the same length for uniformity. Hold the flower, stem down, in the center of the vase and gently add your vase filler around the stem, to anchor it down. Slowly fill the vase with water until the flower is full submerged. Float a candle on top.
Flower bouquets are an excellent way to dress up your next event, and with just a few minutes out of your day, you can whip up some fun flower looks to brighten up your entertainment space.