What do you do when your floral tastes could be described as a champagne taste on a beer budget? You take the cheap flowers and get creative. We’ve got some great tips that will help you turn your $10 bouquet into a $50 looking display!
Whether you’re grabbing your flowers from the cheaper rack at a florist, during your fruit and veggie shop, or you’re at the supermarket, there are a few things to look for. The flowers you buy will form the centre of your final arrangement- think of them as your signature flowers. So, you need to select them relatively carefully- even though you’re not spending much money.
Go for flowers with long stems. You might not have a lot to work with in the budget selection, but, depending on the season consider Roses, Gerberas, Hydrangeas, Lilies, Statice, Proteas, or Sunflowers. Look for blooms that are slightly closed, as this means you’ll get a little longer out of your bouquet. Alternatively choose flowers like Statice or Proteas which are known for being long-lasting. If your budget will stretch to two bunches, choose a complementary colour or shade.