We haven’t been able to shake the beauty of the flowers in today’s styled shoot from Juli Vaughn Designs, which makes it all the most exciting that Juli is sharing her tips for rearranging a bouquet with us! This is perfect for DIY brides who want to pick up an array of flowers at their local farmer’s market or grocery store but still put their own personal spin on their bouquet.
What you’ll need:
*1-2 bouquets of pre-packaged flowers from the grocery store (I would suggest getting one of just roses or ranunculus and one of mixed flowers.)
*A Vase with Fresh Water (I like to find unusual vases at thrift stores)
*5-8 Hearty Green Foliage Stems foraged from your yard
1. Start by unwrapping the bouquets. Lay all of the flowers out on a table so you can see exactly what you have to work with; remove any thorns or foliage that are about 5 inches below the blooms. Identify which flower is the largest and set it aside. If you have carnations or ranunculus in your bouquet, be sure to make them look their best by gently brushing the petals from the center to the sides – this will open them up considerably. Rinse any Foraged Foliage under cold water to remove dirt.
2. Gather about 3-5 stems of foliage forage together in one hand.
3. Place the largest bloom at the center front of your foliage.
4. Thread the taller flowers into the foliage on the right or left side (I usually do 2 on one side and 1 on the other).
5. Add in your “filler” flowers and the rest of the foliage.
6. Trim the stems of your bouquet and place in your vase with clean, cold water.