Forgot to Order Valentine's Flowers? 9 Easy DIY Flower Arrangement Ideas to Save the Day
It happens to the best of us: With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we find ourselves waiting until the last minute to find the perfect gift that truly shows our love on Valentine’s Day. But what are you to do when all the stores are out of decent cards or stuffed bears, and not to mention, it’s too late to order a beautiful arrangement from the florist shop? Well, thanks to a little Pinterest inspiration, you can make your own thoughtful gift from the heart. Now that the month of love is in full bloom, show your loved one just how much you care with a hand-crafted floral arrangement or bouquet. Because a handmade gift will certainly earn you more brownie points than an expected box of chocolates or the dreadful, “honey, I forgot.” Here, nine fast and easy flower arrangements you can put together from the comfort of your home just in time for February 14. Whew! Crisis averted!
A romantic Valentine's Day table isn’t complete without something beautiful to look at (besides your significant other). We love this arrangement because it doubles both as a gift and a beautiful centerpiece for that special dinner for two. You can make this arrangement using flowers from the grocery store, a complementary candle stick, an O'DAPTER Holder or tower insert, and a few basic supplies from the craft store.
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Floral Teacup Bouquet
Go beyond sipping from your tea cup and use it as a personal vase instead. Cut the stems of flowers to fit nicely inside your tea cup, sprinkle a little water inside, insert the flowers all around, and place the tea cup on top of its matching saucer. Voila! A unique yet old-fashioned way to show your appreciation.
Floral High Heels
We’ve never met a girl who could say no to a beautiful pair of heels, so impress her with a high-heeled shoe filled with her favorite assorted flowers. Simply line the inside of the sole with floral foam and insert silk flowers. However, if you want to use fresh flowers, be sure to purchase floral foam that can be soaked in water. Heart-shaped decorations or sticks of candy can be used to fill in any holes.
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Felted Rose Bouquet
Sure, you may have seen this arrangement plenty of times. But, perhaps what you didn’t notice is that this beautiful bouquet of blossoming buds is made completely from felt material. So put on your craft hat and start cutting, gluing, and arranging. No sewing required here.
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Heart-Shaped Flower Arrangement
Truly from the heart, this rustic and charming Valentine’s Day arrangement is made with a lot of love, using inexpensive supplies that can be found in your own backyard. If you indulged in some chocolate a few days early, put those leftover heart-shaped boxes to good use as the base for this flower arrangement that's filled with roses and succulents. The best part? Once the flowers have died, you can use the twig-lined container as a keepsake box to last you for more special holidays to come.
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Chocolate Flower Bouquet
Chocolates and flowers are Valentine's Day staples. Why not combine them together to make one creative (and decadent) bouquet?
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Easy Flower Arranging with Rebecca Lang
Southern Living contributor and cookbook author Rebecca Lang makes floral arrangements, like this bright centerpiece, even simpler with her tips on putting together a beautiful bouquet.
Here, roses are set in foam, covered with Camelia leaves at the base, and adorned with crystal pins for an elegant touch. It’s an easy floral gift using just a few roses, but it also makes for a sophisticated arrangement for entertaining.
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Mini Mailbox Flowers
What a fresh way to show off your bouquet and prove your mailbox can be the prettiest one on the block on Valentine’s Day! Buy flowers from your grocery store and stuff the bouquet inside your mailbox with a beautiful card or message taped to the front cover.
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Valentine's Tree of Love
Bringing new life to a family tree, this Valentine’s tree of love is a beautiful table centerpiece to show off all those you hold near and dear to your heart.
Image and full tutorial via Pinterest, Tatertots & Jello