TULIPS & CHAIR
TULIPS & CHAIR
Antique Tin with Spring Tulips on a Vintage Chair
#1 IRIS
#1 IRIS
How to style supermarket flowers | Iris and Milk Bottles on mantlepiece
supermarket flowers
supermarket flowers
A bunch of Iris
FOLIAGE
FOLIAGE
Bundle of foliage
BOTTLES
BOTTLES
Small milk bottles
MANTLE
MANTLE
How to style supermarket flowers | Iris and Milk Bottles on mantlepiece
#2 TULIPS
#2 TULIPS
Spring tulips laid on brown paper
VINTAGE TIN
VINTAGE TIN
Vintage Mustard Tin
TULIPS & CHAIR
TULIPS & CHAIR
Antique Tin with Spring Tulips on a Vintage Chair
#3 ROSES
#3 ROSES
Pink Roses
EUCALYPTUS
EUCALYPTUS
A heap of eucalyptus
OASIS
OASIS
Vintage box and oasis
FLORAL BOX
FLORAL BOX
Vintage wooden box filled with roses and eucalyptus

Supermarket Centrepieces

Author: Lauren Coleman

As much as I’d love to swan off down to my local florist on a weekly basis and hand pick blooms, it’s just not feasible from either a time or budget perspective. Instead I usually grab a few bunches with my weekly shop and dot them all around the house.

I love having fresh flowers and have a load of different vessels and vases to cram them in to. Today I just wanted to show you a few easy peasy DIY ideas if you’re lacking floral inspiration. You can achieve them by using bits and pieces from around the house, having a bit of a forage in your own garden and picking up a bouquet or two when you’re next down the supermarket.

Bottle it up

The first idea is to use a selection of bottles. You can obviously use any variety; vintage; tall, short or brand spanking new. Our little milk bottles are from The Wedding of My Dreams and we used Iris trimmed down to size to set out our first floral scene.
I’ve set these out on the mantelpiece but they’d also look terrific running down the centre of any table. We had originally planned to use a few types of Daffodils for this look but unfortunately our Daffs had a thirsty moment and sadly weren’t particularly photogenic by the end of day.

Vintage Tins

I love tulips and they work particularly well for our next approach as they always seem to look their best spilling over the edge of a container. Here I’ve used a vintage tin and simply popped the glass inside to hold the flowers. Despite the similarity to my own surname, sadly I am not the heiress to the mustard fortune but I do seem to be drawn to any memorabilia with the mustard logo. Have you seen the commemorative Campbells condensed soup cans? I think this idea could work really well with a snazzy tin can or any type of storage tin.

Filler Foliage

Finally, our third idea involved a quick trip out to the garden to grab some Eucalyptus but you could use any foliage that you have growing in your garden. I had originally planned to show a step-by-step instruction for this but it’s so easy there wasn’t any need.
For this look I used an old wooden box from an antique shop and picked up a plastic takeaway carton so that the box could be made waterproof. Next I chopped off a chunk of oasis (which has to be one of the most satisfying things to do – ever) and then soaked it in water until it was fully submerged in water. I then cut down half a dozen roses and a handful of greenery to about 10cm long and then proceeded to ram it all into the oasis until I had covered all the gaps. This idea works best in a shallow container so if you don’t have a box to hand then grab a bowl or a flat bottomed dish.

So there you have it, three little ideas to bear in mind next time you’re down the supermarket. Anyone fancy giving any of these ideas a whirl? Any other suggestions to brighten up a room quickly with florals? If you do get snap happy with your own floral inspirations on Instagram then don’t forget to tag @rockmystyleblog so we can all have a gander.

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15 thoughts on “Supermarket Centrepieces

  1. Wow! Irises are my favourite flowers, and that looks incredibly pretty! I suppose I’ll *have* to treat myself to some new bottles. And a bunch or two of flowers, if you insist!

    K x

  2. Ooooo fab post!
    I’ve tried the single flower thing before and it looked, well….weird! Think single daffs in glittered up jam jars…..sounds lovely, looked rubbish!
    Am loving the Iris’ though, they sit perfectly in those little bottles – which, by the way, may have to go on my ever-expanding wish list! 😉

    Thanks for the tips xx

  3. So so pretty! I love doing this in our house…I know this sounds odd but I’ve been buying those posh Fentiman’s drinks that come in glass bottles and saving them for this very purpose. They look really lovely.

    We also collected the wooden vintage boxes for our wedding and had them as our table centres, they looked so beautiful. I now have tonnes of them so will have to use them around the house too xxx

  4. Such lovely ideas. I don’t tend to buy cut flowers as I am on a bit of a budget, but I do have lots of house plants and have a wonderful variety of old plates/pots and bowls that they are all in. I rescued a few terracotta pots from the skip at my work (!) and plan to paint them up to match in with our colour scheme.

    1. This sounds lovely! I have to say I love a potted plant, so low maintenance and they last such a long time. I am very tempted by Lauren’s tulips though…..now then, where do I find an old mustard tin?!

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