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How-To Arrange Flowers in Large Containers

The super easy trick for arranging flowers in a bucket or other large containers. 

How to arrange flowers - Overhead view of bouquet of pink roses in a large pink pail

A few weeks ago I was at Costco and they had two dozen flowers on sale for $13.99. I really enjoy having fresh flowers around the house and for this price, I grabbed a bunch and didn’t look back.

How to arrange flowers - Two dozen beautiful pink roses in wrapper lying on table next to pink metal bucket

Once I got home I was looking for a vase, my kitchen is still not back together since the remodel, and I couldn’t find a vase but I did spy a pink pail I bought from the dollar spot at Target back in the spring and that’s when I started thinking.  I am not sure if the pail is purely decorative or if it would hold water and rather than fill it with water and see if it would work I decided to try something different which I am so glad I did.

How to arrange flowers - Two blue tinted mason jars on table in front of two dozen pink roses and a large pink metal bucket

Not only did this trick work great because of the water issue but also it made arranging the flowers so much easier.

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Supplies:
Ball Wide Mouth Elite Collection Quart Jars (4 Pack), Blue
Mason Jars
Pail or other large container
Flowers

How To Arrange Flowers in Large Containers

How to arrange flowers - Pink metal oblong pail, two dozen pink roses and a blue Ball mason jar on dining room table

I pulled two mason jars from my stash, checked to make sure they would fit side-by-side in the pail and then got to work.

How to arrange flowers - Pink metal pain with pink roses behind it, scissors, and cut greens in the foreground

I filled both jars with water and food and then started measuring the length of the roses and started cutting.

How to arrange flowers - cuttings from two dozen roses on a wooden table in front of a pink metal pail

I like to measure one perfectly and use that as my guide.

That works great when you want everything to be approximately the same height and that’s the look I wanted for this display so I was good to go.

As I went along, I placed one dozen roses in each jar. It was a perfect snug fit.

How to arrange flowers - Two dozen pink roses in a pink oblong metal pail on dining room table

Once I was done, I placed the jars in my pail.

How to arrange flowers - Close up of pink roses arranged in a pink pail with green rose cuttings in front of bucket on dining room table

That is the secret…the whole entire thrifty tip. Use.Jars.Bam.Done.

How to arrange flowers - Overhead view of beautiful pink roses in a pink bucket on top of white eyelet fabric

This was a “new” to me tip but some of you probably already knew this.

How to arrange flowers - Side view of pink roses in a pink bucket

If you didn’t but have another tip for arranging flowers, I would love to know it!

How to arrange flowers - Pink metal bucket filled with open blooming pink roses

And that’s it for me!  Check out all of the other thrifty inspiration from the Thrifty Style Team below.

Salvage Sister & Mister // Redhead Can Decorate //  I Should Be Mopping the Floor // 

Cottage at the Crossroads //  2 Bees in a Pod //

DIY Beautify //  The How-To Home // Chatfield Court 

Please be sure to check out all of the other thrifty and beautiful posts from the Thrifty Style Team!

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Cindy

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

Brilliant!! Just Brilliant!! Those roses were a deal by the way - they are beautiful!

Mary Beth

Wednesday 24th of April 2019

Thank you so much, Cindy! I love when I can get roses and the cost doesn't leave me feeling guilty. :)

Kim @Serving Up Southern

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

Hi, Mary Beth!

I'm just letting you know that you are one of my features this week over at Homestyle Gathering. Thanks so much for joining us and sharing! I hope you'll come back and join us again at HG!

>>> Kim

Mary Beth

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

Thank you so much, Kim!!!

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Amber Ferguson

Thursday 18th of April 2019

So pretty in pink! I love the beautiful roses arranged in the pink bucket. I hope you will share with us over at Thursday Favorite Things! The party is live Thursday-Sat.

Happy Spring!

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