Turn 1 Super-Cheap Costco Bouquet into 3 Cute Arrangements

updated May 1, 2019
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Supermarket bouquets are notorious for being a hodgepodge of flowers that don’t necessarily look great together. But even if you’re not a pro, it’s actually super easy to turn one inexpensive bunch into a series of beautiful arrangements. So skip the extra trip to the florist shop, and instead grab some cheap blooms while you do the rest of your grocery shopping.

We bought this bouquet from Costco, and it had a good variety of colors, shapes, and textures in the bunch — and therefore lots of possibilities. The first step is to open up the packaging and sort everything out, and then figure out what you want for arrangements. Then get to work.

Here’s how to get three great-looking arrangements out of one Costco bouquet.

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1. Make one arrangement with all the filler.

Although flowers often get all the glory, the overlooked filler can actually make a really lovely arrangement. All that green feels just as alive and often just as sculptural and dramatic. Pull out all the greenery and arrange just as you would the flowers, and you get a very low-cost, high-impact way to dress up any surface.

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2. Make one arrangement of monochromatic flowers.

One of the easiest ways to make flowers look cohesive and intentional is to pull out all the same colors and arrange them in one vase. You might not have the option, but try for a variety of flowers in the same general color family with different sized and shaped petals. Instead of looking dull, the subtle variation adds a lot of interest.

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3. Make a smaller arrangement of the larger flowers.

Have just a few larger flowers, like spider mums or peonies, that take up more real estate and can stand on their own? Grab a smaller vase and fill it with just a few blooms. Use the tape trick if you need to give them a little structure in a wide-mouthed squat vase. When placed in the right spot, these smaller, sweet arrangements can have an equally large impact.

This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: How to Arrange One Cheap Costco Bouquet, 3 Different Ways