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Here Are 6 Ways ANYONE Can Transform Cheap Grocery Store Flowers Into Incredible Bouquets

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Grocery store flowers get a bad rap. They're often perceived as cheap, low-quality and a little too into Baby's Breath. Of course, sometimes this reputation is deserved, depending on the store. But we're here to tell you that, with a tiny bit of imagination, "common" flowers can become something very special that can look even better than anything ordered by phone or by internet. To prove this, we bought 6 pre-wrapped bouquets from Trader Joe's (totaling less than $40 for all, this store is our secret for finding quality blooms at a great price) and created these arrangements.

  • $40 Worth Of Flowers...
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  • ...With All The Supplies You Need
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  • Hydrangeas BEFORE
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  • Hydrangeas AFTER
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    A dramatic vase makes all the difference in the world when arranging foolproof flowers like these.
  • Roses BEFORE
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  • Roses AFTER
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    Using the greenery in new and unexpected way (like as a vase liner) gives an element of sophistication.
  • Mixed Bouquet BEFORE
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  • Mixed Bouquet AFTER
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    Editing is always important -- as is knowing when to discard droopy lilies and wilted roses. A little deleting and rearranging goes a long way.
  • Gerbera Daisies BEFORE
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  • Gerbera Daisies AFTER
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    Sometimes all that an arrangement needs is a little dividing and conquering.
  • Gerbera Daisies AFTER
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    Create smaller groupings in fresh, new holders for a fresh, new look.
  • Mixed Bouquet BEFORE
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  • Alstroemeria BEFORE
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  • Mixed Bouquet And Alstroemeria AFTER
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    While less is often more, sometimes more is more. Taking a lackluster bouquet and adding a pretty, uniform filler flower in something as simple as a jar gives two arrangements one amazing new life.

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