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How to Gift Store-Bought Flowers

Bright colors + fresh smells are enough to shake off a bad day. Hence, why flowers are the perfect gift.

Birthdays, showers, anniversaries, dinner parties [you name it] — are all ideal for gifting a bouquet. But, if you’re anything like me, you’ll forget until the last-minute.

Here’s how to take store-bought flowers and turn them into a stellar-looking, sentimental gift…

You’ll need: fresh blooms, kraft paper, scissors, rubber bands + a charm [optional].

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Pick up an assortment of colorful blooms + greens. I leaned toward a tropical theme here, but there are no rules! You can mix a number of different flowers.

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Pull the stems together with rubber bands. Then, cut a large piece of kraft paper to wrap your flowers in [roughly 6″ of paper should border each side of the bouquet when lying flat].

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Pull the sides toward the center of the bouquet to wrap your flowers. Don’t worry about the kraft paper looking perfect — it’s better for it to look imperfect + natural!

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Tie the bouquet together using a natural stem. In this case, I used palm leaves. You can also get creative with dune grass + other long stems of greenery. A good alternative is using your favorite ribbon [if you want the bouquet to look more refined].

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You’ll want to double-up on natural ties, as they’re not typically as strong as traditional ribbon.

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Add a card! A note is a subtle, yet significant touch that really personalizes your gift.

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To add something sentimental, try attaching a meaningful bracelet, charm or keychain.

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Click HERE for how to arrange flowers like a florist!

Romper: Cleobella | Beaded Bracelet: Similar here + here | Gold Bracelet: Natalie B Jewelry

Photos by Annie Shak