Sometimes you receive a bunch of flowers that you immediately know came from a supermarket or petrol station. As they say, ‘it’s the thought that counts’, but how can you turn your gift into something you’d be proud to have in your home? Here’s a step-by-step plan to do just that. These tips will turn a cheap bouquet look chic in only a few minutes!

Step 1: the vase

The vase is very important for the look of your bouquet. Arranging flowers in a simple transparent vase, for example, won’t add much pizzazz. Instead, get out all your vases so you can see which one is the right size and shape. Which one will best complement the various kinds of flowers and colours in the bouquet?

Step 2: the cut foliage

An inexpensive bouquet often includes a lot of cut foliage as filler material. Actually, however, it would look much prettier if you removed most of the foliage! This shows off the beauty of the flowers themselves.

Step 3: flower arranging

Next comes the flower arranging itself. Begin by sorting the flowers into individual types. The next step is to ‘build’ your bouquet. Start with the most eye-catching flowers, then follow up with the somewhat smaller ones. Finish with the cut foliage, but don’t use too much of this. Otherwise, you could be hiding the flowers from view – that’s not what you want!

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Step 4: extra flowers

This step is optional. If you’re still not satisfied with your bouquet, you could buy three or so individual flower stems to add to it. It might seem like a small change, but it could give your bouquet a different look.

That’s it! Hopefully, you will now enjoy your flowers even more and will also have enjoyed rearranging them.

Also read: Flower arranging 2.0: How to create a beautiful bouquet