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sprucing up store-bought flowers

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Flowers are a typical, but nice hostess gift. Sometimes the store-bought flowers, that come in boring plastic wrap, need a little revamping! I bought a bouquet at Trader Joe’s for $5 and arranged them two different ways for a fresher looking and more thoughtful hostess gift.

 

Take the flowers out of the plastic, cut the ends at an angle and arrange them on a small square of brown paper. Wrap the paper around the flowers and tie with twine. These are two items that you should always have on hand, brown paper and twine!! You can wrap any present, flowers, etc. with these materials. Oh and sometimes the grocery store will actually wrap the flowers in brown paper for you!! How cool is that?! ; )
If you want to add an extra little gift, you can arrange the flowers in a vase or this anthro mug ($8) to give to the hostess. Just cut the flowers and begin arranging. Simple as that. The Dollar Store sells plain glass vases to stock up on… you never know when you might need one! Just wrap some twine around the glass and voila! A perfect gift already arranged for your friend : )

Photo credit: ZanPassante via Sugar and Charm

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5 responses to sprucing up store-bought flowers

  1. What a great idea, and a great deal on what you made into quite a lovely presentation!

    I love sprucing up store-bought bouquets as well usually by adding in flowers from the yard.

  2. May 18, 2011

    So pretty! I love playing around with flowers.

  3. May 19, 2011

    Great idea with a monogrammed mug! Such a cute and simple touch!! 🙂

  4. May 20, 2011

    How cute is that?! Love it Eden 😉

  5. May 20, 2011

    As they say, presentation is key! Thanks for the so-simple, yet pretty packaging tips.

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