Awesome friends, I have a fun post to share today! I am so excited to be reuniting with my Decor Enthusiast girls to share how you can use grocery store flowers to add a special touch to your holiday home! We used to meet once a month to share tips for decorating on a budget, and I’ve really missed them.
For today’s project, I decided to hit up my favorite resource for fresh flowers in my area: Trader Joes.
This is only some of what they have, and look at all these beautiful Christmas colors!
I grabbed one bouquet of these beauties for $12.99 as that would be perfect for what I had in mind…
How about using them to make these super sweet and festive place cards for your holiday table??
They were really so simple to do! I started with one bouquet of flowers:
To set this table for four, I knew I needed four “star of the show” flowers, and I saw that this bouquet had two pretty green ones and two good sized red carnations that would be perfect. I also made sure it had some sort of leafy stems that I could use as a base and these bouquets had a couple of different ones in it.
For my vases I used these little candle holders I picked up at Michaels for $5 using a 50% of coupon:
They are a tiny bit narrower and taller than your average votive holder.
I cut a sprig of the evergreen for each one and plopped one in each mini vase…
See I am not a professional floral arranger as I am certain one would never say “plopped”.
I also added some of the leafy greenery to each. Then I cut these small white flower stems apart:
And added three to each one:
I think odd numbers work best.
Then I added a large bloom, or what I call “star of the show” bloom to each:
At this point I actually thought they looked rather sad, but I was determined and kept going, adding more small blooms from the bouquet to each to fill the space. If it detracted from the main bloom, I chucked it.
Then I used some card stock, bamboo skewers, and double-sided tape to make these simple name tags for my arrangements:
You could even print these out in a pretty font on cardstock if you don’t like your own writing.
Add water and voila!
Cute, right??? I love how they turned out!
They really add such an elegant touch to the table.
I just set this up for the four of us, but if these last until the big day, I might just have to make one for all my guests!
I purposely didn’t use the roses because they don’t last very long, but the others should last quite a while, especially the carnations.
I enjoyed bringing out my grandmother’s china for this occasion.
When I was younger I always set the Christmas table with her china, and I loved to do so, but I’ve become less fancy these days. Or maybe I’ve learned that the time spent with family instead of washing tons of dishes is more important.
These would be pretty for any occasion that you want to make just a bit more special.
Ask me if any of my boys were impressed. Um no. No, they were not, but they are still making me smile, even while washing dishes. After our “fancy” dinner, I lined them up on our window sill behind the sink in the kitchen!
I love how my decor enthusiast girls push me to try things I might never have! Thanks to my friend, Christy from Our Southern Home, for coming up with today’s theme!
Be sure to pin this for later!
My friends are sharing their own ideas for incorporating grocery store flowers into your holiday decor at the links below!
Here’s another post I did with my Decor Enthusiast girls using florals and this basket:
See what I did with it HERE!
Have a great weekend and I’ll meet ya’ll back here on Tuesday with a fun round-up that just might give ya’ll some ideas for those on your Christmas list:
UPDATE: These may not look like potential gifts, but wait until you see them HERE now!
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