12 of the Prettiest Simple Flower Bouquets | Julie Blanner (2024)

Learn the keys to creating simple flower bouquets that will wow your friends and family! Perfect for gifts, centerpieces, decor, and more, we’re rounding up 12 simple flower arrangements that you can turn your grocery store bouquet into pure magic!

You’ll get an easy tutorial for how to arrange flowers in a vase in this post, along with links to the tutorials and details for all my most popular simple flower arrangements.

This simple flower arrangement guide will walk you through the process with an easy-to-follow tutorial for each vase design.

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Table of Contents

  • Simple flower bouquets
  • How to Create a Simple Flower Arrangement
  • Tips
  • Simple Flower Bouquet tutorial
  • More PopularFloral Tutorials

This post was originally published March 20, 2017 and updated September 21, 2021 with new content and images.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo da Vinci

– Leonardo da Vinci

It’s true, isn’t it? I really believe that the simpler, the better in most things for our home. This theory works for everything from mealtime, to organization, decorating, and yes… even flowers!

I make floral arrangements almost weekly, none of which are a lot of effort, but they bring me so much joy. Honestly, I just love the way they make both me and our home feel.

I have a case of the Mondays today, so I may have to run to the grocery store to pick up a few blooms. I hadn’t intended to write about this arrangement that graced our home last week, but after receiving a text from my friend Amanda, I felt compelled to do so.

You see, sometimes I throw flowers in a vase in the sink “just in case”. Flowers with good intentions, but really no time or need. That’s how this pretty arrangement started.

Simple flower bouquets

On this day, my sister and I had lunch and she wanted to run into Trader Joe’s. I can hardly stop in there without picking up some flowers.

A couple bunches of eucalyptus and a few roses later {$11), we were heading home. I asked her to grab a vase to put in the sink so I could get them in water.

You can watch step by step how to create a similar rose and eucalyptus arrangement in the video I created below!

It was a busy day with far too much to do, but every time I passed by those beauties I realized they were stunning just as they are. Sometimes we create too much work for ourselves and overlook the beauty before us.

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

-Luther Burbank

So, I started with the basics of How to Be Your Own Florist.

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How to Create a Simple Flower Arrangement

  1. Cutthe rose stems at an angle so they can enjoy fresh water {at least an inch, but I removed 4″ from these stems}.
  2. Removed leave that would fall below the neck of the vase.
  3. Next, simply put the stems in front and watched how they naturally lay in your nest of seeded eucalyptus. Just a couple adjustments of pulling a stem and placing it between others for a full look and I had a beautiful, dramatic centerpiece. The always drapey seeded eucalyptus did the rest of the work.

Tips

  • Where to Buy Flowers
  • Where to Buy Flower Vases
  • How to be Your Own Florist

Learn how to make incredibly simple flower bouquets for any season, or any reason! Use grocery store flowers to create your own simple flower arrangement with any of these easy to follow tutorials.

These simple flower bouquets are the easiest tutorials I've created over the years. Trust me, if I can make them - anyone can!

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How To Create Hydrangea Centerpieces

Hydrangea Centerpieces are among the easiest and least expensive to create.

Learn how to create beautiful hydrangea arrangements in just a few minutes with this step-by-step tutorial and easy to follow video.

Learn the keys to creating floral arrangements with gorgeous, fluffy white ranunculus flowers. Designing a ranunculus centerpiece is simple with these easy tips and tricks.

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How to Arrange Pink Tulips and Roses

Learn how to create this charming, easy arrangement of pink tulips and white roses. It’s so much easier than you might think and makes such a wonderful centerpiece or gift!

Pink tulips are such a fresh, delightful touch of spring… let’s get started!

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Wildflower Basket Arrangement

Learn how to make the simplest wildflower basket centerpiece in this post, inspired by a stunning table cloth and our own backyard!

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How to Arrange Woodland Inspired Flowers

Get the quick, inexpensive tutorial to create your own Woodland Floral. Woodland Flowers are perfect centerpieces for baby showers, birthday parties, Mother’s Day, and more!

A flower basket makes a beautiful gift or centerpiece. Filled with yellow tulips this easy flower arrangement makes a gorgeous spring statement.

I first thought it was too simple to share this simple flower bouquet, and then realized that’s exactly what we all want to look at sometimes – effortless ideas that we can actually use.

These everyday flowers are beautiful for a bedside table, living room arrangement or even a bouquet.

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How to Arrange Tulips

Learn how to arrange tulips (it’s easier than you think!). This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful tulip arrangement with grocery store flowers – it’s virtually effortless!

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How to Arrange Roses

An easy tutorial to learn how to arrange roses and eucalyptus into a beautiful centerpiece through the help of step by step instructions and a video tutorial.

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Fall Centerpiece with Mums

Learn how to make a simple, inexpensive fall mum centerpiece in any vase! These tips and tricks will make you look like a pro!

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How to Make a Wildflower Arrangement

I enjoy filling our home with wildflowers picked from the wooded areas nearby.

Today I’m showing you how to make a wildflower arrangement whether you find them along a country road, at the farmer’s market or your local grocer!

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Simple Centerpiece with Peonies, Roses and Herbs

I’m sharing how to create a simple centerpiece with peonies, roses and herbs, but you can always substitute your favorite blooms or whatever is available at your local grocer.

Simple Flower Bouquet tutorial

Nothing ground breaking in this arrangement of eucalyptus and roses – or any of the others shared here, right? I shared my spring home tour that day, went on about my busy week and received a message from Amanda that brightened my day.

She said “I am making my big debut as a florist. I found your post about making floral arrangements and it helped me to create this. Feeling pretty proud! I used your tips, ran to Trader Joe’s last minute to pick up supplies and I can’t stop staring at it.”

I was elated that one of my flower arranging tutorialshad not only inspired her, but given her the confidence to go for it and create something she’s proud of. Guess what? It’s even prettier than my simple centerpieces.

Yes, this flower arrangement may be simple, but if it helps just one person gain confidence in creating something beautiful for their home, friends or family, my job is complete and my heart is full.

More PopularFloral Tutorials

  • How to arrange tulips
  • Christmas arrangements
  • Pink Tulips
  • Carnations (Dianthus Caryophyllus)
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