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Here’s the step-by-step on how to create a quick flower arrangement that looks like you spent all afternoon creating it.

How to make a quick flower arrangement

I wish you could see me right now.

Sometimes I get so excited that I can’t sit still. I hop up and down in my chair and my feet wiggle and I look like a jumping bean.

This is one of those times.

WAIT until you see this flower arrangement.

And it’s so easy and quick that anyone can do it.

The best part about the arrangement is that you can easily start with a grocery store arrangement like this. I bought these yesterday at Trader Joe’s for under $10 for all of them. I brought them home and trimmed the stems (always trim the stems at an angle) and removed the extra leaves from the bottom (you never want to have leaves below the water line to make the arrangement last longer).

And then?

I used my secret quick no-fail flower decorating amazing tool.

That looks like this.

How to make a quick flower arrangement vase

It’s the easiest, bestest, sweetest easiest flower vase on the planet.

You literally cannot mess up the arrangement with this.

It comes with glass vases all lined up in this metal container that holds them in place perfectly.

Just in case you needed a vase set like this, you can see one here.

How to make a quick flower arrangement in minutes

It’s so versatilethe.

You can take out the mini vases out of the metal frame and use them one by one and line them up on a window sill or group them in a circle.

If you are having a party, you can group a couple of them on the table with some greenery and make easy centerpieces.


You can use the vase set just like it is. Here’s how to make a quick flower arrangement in five minutes.

How to make a quick flower arrangement with grocery store flowers

How to Make a Quick Flower Arrangement


bundle of grocery store flowers


this glass vase set

1. Start with grocery store flowers

Open up the flower packet and get your flowers ready for the arrangement. Those flowers are so happy to be out of the grocery store water bucket and home with you. Here are my best tips to make them last even longer:

  • look for the freshest flowers at the store–watch out for wilted leaves and broken stems
  • open the plastic and remove the rubber band
  • cut the stems at a 45-degree angle which helps them to absorb water better
  • remove all the leaves below the water line so the leaves don’t rot in the water
  • make sure to add the flower food packet that comes with the arrangement to the water
  • keep the water filled in the arrangement
  • flowers last longer if you place them in the fridge overnight (there’s a reason you always see flowers in the fridge at the florist)

How to make a quick flower arrangement add water

2. Fill vases with water

Add water to the vases.

I usually fill the vases about 3/4 of the way full.


Add ice-cold water. The stems of the flowers stay crisp and the cold water gives the arrangement a great start and helps the flowers last longer.

How to make a quick flower arrangement add flowers

3. Fill the vases with flowers

I trimmed the stems to different lengths and separated out the colors and added them to the vases.


It’s that simple.

Here are a few tips to arrange the flowers in this vase:

  • you can add a single stem to each vase for more of a modern look
  • trim the flowers to different lengths to add visual interest
  • mix up the colors and spread them out across the vases
  • mix up the textures of the flowers too
  • don’t forget the greenery—add leaves or stems to some of the vases to fill out the arrangement

And five minutes later?

Your arrangement looks like this.

Can you see why I was hopping up and down? Can you see why I was jumping around like a pogo sticker in the circus?

It’s not every day five minutes looks like a million bucks.

How’s the weather where you are?

It looks like spring around here. πŸ™‚

PS You can see the amazing superhero vase here.

I also love this vase set, too.

And this vase set.

And oh wait here’s one more for the road.

And if you want to make flower arranging even easier?

I just ordered these flowers off Amazon and they are FAUX FLOWERS.

Can you believe it?

Under $25 for this entire arrangement with the vase (which I wish was blue and white) and there’s a 10% off coupon right now, too.

You can see this faux arrangement here.

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  1. Image for Stacie Stacie

    What a lovely arrangement for spring!! I love the vivid colors of the flowers you used as well; I'm going to have to stop by Trader Joe's in San Antonio and see if they have a similar bouquet. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    That's a great idea! Even I couldn't mess it up. πŸ˜‰ For anyone wanting to gift a loved one grocery store flowers this Valentine's Day, this is a great technique to make the flowers look like they came from a florist shop. https://thethingsshemakes.blogspot.com/2014/03/flower-wrap.html

  3. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Just so pretty. I buy myself store flowers often for the kitchen. And I loved your faux flowers too. I know interior decorators say not to use faux flowers and plants but I dont listen. I use them all over my house. Helps brighten dark places up. Have a great Friday evening and thank you for adding some happy spring pretty color to my day. And its not just the flowers. 😊

  4. Image for Suzi Wollman Suzi Wollman

    Hey, KariAnne! I so appreciated your response a couple of days ago. Thank you for your kind words! Today's post. Yes. Flowers. I have something a lot smaller but similar in that I can remove the vases or leave them together. There are only three of them and their tops have a cork plug with a hold in the middle. Actually, you're SUPPOSED to start plants in them. You know, get their little roots going. But my husband says I have too many plants already (he helped me pick each one out) and there is no more room. He's right. The problem is, my soul NEEDS plants! All mine have names. Don't yours? Thanks for the treat today! Suzi

  5. Image for Kathy Menold Kathy Menold

    KariAnne, Just read this quote and wanted to share it.. "If people say you have too many plants,they are not your people." Love it!! I have that exact rack and bottle set. Will certainly use it like you did. So cute and simple. 😊

  6. Image for Janet Janet

    Regular fridges can kill flowers, they aren’t like a florists fridge and fruit will give off gases that kill your flowers. Ask any florist.

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