How-To Arrange Flowers in Large Containers
The super easy trick for arranging flowers in a bucket or other large containers.
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.
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.
Not only did this trick work great because of the water issue but also it made arranging the flowers so much easier.
How To Arrange Flowers in Large Containers
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.
I filled both jars with water and food and then started measuring the length of the roses and started cutting.
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.
Once I was done, I placed the jars in my pail.
That is the secret...the whole entire thrifty tip. Use.Jars.Bam.Done.
This was a "new" to me tip but some of you probably already knew this.
If you didn't but have another tip for arranging flowers, I would love to know it!
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I don’t know if I knew that tip, but I do know your display turned out mighty fine!
Thank you, Miss Bliss!
Love the jars trick Mary Beth, and those roses and little pink bucket are gorgeous!
Thanks so much, Cindy!
Mary Beth, I'm totally smitten with your pretty pink roses and pink bucket. You knocked it out of the park! How fun to find such a deal.
Last summer our supermarket had the most amazing bouquets about now for a good price. This year... they have the same flowers... but the mixtures are terrible... glads and sunflowers and lisianthus with a few other varieties and all different colors in one bouq. Seriously... I was bummed yesterday when a new order was delivered there. That makes your simple pretty bouquet even prettier to me. It's like a breath of fresh air!!
Happy Day, my friend!
Thank you so much, sweet friend! I seem to always go with roses but I LOVE big bouquets of mixed flowers especially this time of year when you can get sunflowers in a bouquet. I haven't seen any....yet! Hopefully, soon.
Thanks so much, Deborah!
I just adore your pink roses in your pink container! I have a similar white container from the Grove people. Now I know what to do with it!!!
Thanks so much, Jane! The Grove bucket was the reason I bought this one when I saw it. I really wanted a Grove one and since I couldn't get it, this was the next best thing.
What a clever trick! And don't those look so lovely with your pink container!
Thanks so much, Kristi. I have been wanting to use that container for a while and now that the flowers are gone, I'm trying to think what's next for it!
What a great idea! Especially when something isn't waterproof. Love the pink bucket!
Thanks so much, MaryJean.
Great tip Mary Beth, and so easy! Love your pretty pink bucket and roses!
Thanks so much, Kristi!
Mary Beth - your floral display is beautiful. We too have used this trick and it really does make all the difference in the world. So much easier than trying to "custom-fill" a container for an arrangement. We had no idea that Costco sold fresh flowers...another great tip!
Thanks so much, ladies! I was just at Costco today and they had huge sunflower bouquets for only $11.99!
You come up with the best ideas!
Your sweet pink buckets do roses are perfection.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much, Meegan! <3
This is so cute. Love the idea of using mason jars. Fresh flowers are the best.
Thank you, Pamela, and I agree. Fresh flowers are the best. I don't get them often but when I do I always think they are such a blessing.
This is a great tip - and I love that pink can with the roses, so pretty.
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Thank you so much, Rachelle!
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.
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!
Thank you so much, Kim!!!
Brilliant!! Just Brilliant!! Those roses were a deal by the way - they are beautiful!
Thank you so much, Cindy! I love when I can get roses and the cost doesn't leave me feeling guilty. 🙂