Mother’s Day Mason Jar Mini Bouquet

April 6, 2016

Oh, how I love fresh flowers! There’s something about having a bouquet in the house that makes you feel good, like “oh yes, I keep fresh flowers in my house because I like to treat myself like a queen.”  

I once read an article that said, “You should have something living in every room.” I’ve stuck to that rule, and am a firm believer that it does make a difference in the energy of the home. 

I think I shared the story of me getting in trouble when I was 16 and grocery shopping by myself (with my dad’s credit card)? I came home with a few necessities and bundles of fresh flowers for my bedroom and bathroom. I couldn’t understand why my dad was upset at the fact that I chose flowers over food? It’s still yet to be determined. I’d happily give up my daily goat cheese routine cold turkey for fresh flowers.

I have loved making pretty bouquets since I was a teenager, and find a lot of joy in building them into something beautiful. I like to think each bouquet tells a story, and has a distinct shape – some are perfectly round (the rule follower), while others are all over the place and drooping down to the floor (the rebel). I am partial to the rebels. 

I think a lot of people get nervous about flower arranging and either purchase pre-made bouquets or plop store bought bundles right into a vase. But flower arranging is like painting – the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there’s no wrong answer. Even a simple stem placed in a large vase can make a huge statement! 

Some of my favorite flowers to work with are actually branches. They add so much texture and structure to a bouquet, and spring is the perfect time for them! This mini bouquet is incredibly easy to make, with just a few inexpensive flowers; you can whip this up for very little. If you’re in a pinch for what to give mom this year, pick up a bundle of greenery, a bundle of accent flowers, and a bundle of branch type flowers. All of these can be found in the “2 for $10” section at Whole Foods! Then print out some of these free recipe cards, and you’ve got Mother’s Day covered! 

 

DIY $15 Mother’s Day Mini Bouquet 

Step 1: Tape a grid over a mason jar. 

Step 2: Place greenery throughout the gird, stripping leaves below the water line! 

Step 3: Add filler flowers to bulk up the arrangement. Make sure you remove any leaves on the stem! If you have leaves sitting in the water, they will rot, and kill the arrangement quickly!

Step 4: Begin to place your “WOW” flowers into the arrangement, filling in any ‘holes’. 

Step 5: Fill in any areas that need more pizazz with remaining greenery or fillers!

 


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  1. This is gorgeous and I love the mason jar arrangement! I’m with you, I love buying individual flower types and making my own arrangement, I think they turn out so pretty and personal (my instagram account is FULL of photos of my arrangements because I love them so!)

    I normally use an elastic as my frame, but my favourite vase is clay so it keeps well hidden ;) Love the idea of tape for a clear vase!

    xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

  2. That’s such a wonderful bouquet! I never thought to use tape as a frame for the arrangement. That’s awesome! My local Kroger had a bunch of cute flowers marked down when I went today. I may have to go get some and make my own arrangement!

  3. Beautiful arrangement, Chloe! I love your story about coming home with flowers over groceries ;) Have a great weekend!

    • haha Yes, Jamie, I am so guilty of putting flowers over food. ; ) Thank you my friend, and to you too!

  4. Oh Chloe, this is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing.

    We’ve recently moved and I haven’t had the chance to find a new florist so we can have flowers in every room every week. I think that’s a job for tomorrow. We do have succulents on the bathroom windowsill though, I love that.

    I too love flowers and flower arranging, so much so that I contemplated floristry as a career, but I value my sleep instead of getting up and going to market!

  5. Your arrangement is beautiful! I just recently learned that tip for making a grid and I am excited to try it out this summer when I have some fresh flowers blooming.

  6. So pretty…I love the idea of taping the grid on the jar…that is a great tip that I will definitely use next time I make a bouquet

  7. That bouquet is gorgeous! I had no idea about the leaves, though. I’ll definitely be trimming those off the the next batch of flowers I have! Thank you!

  8. I had no idea Whole Foods had a 2 for $10 flower section! Your picks are stunning and what a great idea even for the home on a weekly basis.

    • Yes! The 2 for $10 is an amazing deal! I love stocking up on greenery etc.. and then picking out one ‘statement’ flower!

    • Hmm, I like to stick with whites or neutral colors – I don’t usually go for brights, although I’ve seen some amazing brightly colored arrangements!

  9. I love anything in a mason jar. This is such a cute idea! I would love to have these spread throughout my house this spring and summer. It is an awesome Mother’s Day idea as well.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  10. That is an absolutely gorgeous arrangement! I love it! I would love to have a bunch of these scattered throughout my house!