As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and with warmer temperatures starting to creep up throughout the country it’s the perfect chance to throw open your windows, let the fresh air in and brighten up your home with an array of blooming, colorful flowers. Adding a simple bouquet of flowers is any home designers trick to inexpensively freshen up a room in the house. We double-timed the cost savings by recycling our old Cambria wine bottles into the perfect vases.
Whether you prefer to purchase the flowers from a floral shop or save a few pennies by grabbing them at your local grocery stores or farmers market, just be sure to look for great quality at an affordable price. I love to pick up flower arrangements from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. There is usually a great assortment, often locally sourced and they generally have people available to help with any green thumb questions you may have. I popped into my local Whole Foods market down the street and got some great tips in creating the prettiest floral arrangement for my dining room.
Spring Flowers in Wine Bottles
Step 1 : Separate your bouquet
If you purchased a mixed bouquet, separate your greenery, flowers and fillers from one another. Since we cannot fit many flowers into a single wine bottle, this allows us to view our “inventory” and arrange a pretty bouquet for each bottle.
Step 2 : Trim
Trim the length of the stems to 1.5 times the size of the bottle. Remove any leaves that fall below the water line.
Step 3 : Fill wine bottles ½ full with water
Step 4 : Arrange flowers
Try to create varying heights with your flowers and utilize the greenery to make them appear fuller.
We used Ranunculus as our focal point flower. They come in a variety of gorgeous hues and bloom beautifully with their heavily ruffled petals!
Here’s a few additional tips I was able to gather for keeping your flowers lasting beautiful!
- Change water daily
- Remove dead leaves and flower petals immediately
- No direct sunlight
Have fun with your arrangements and mix up the display of your wine bottles. Use a galvanized beverage caddy like we did, cluster them in a group of 3 held together with twine or place them down the entire length of your table for a gorgeous springtime dinner with family and friends. The possibilities are endless!
Pin this as a future reference the next time you create your own spring flower bouquet!
Written By : Kristin Mansky