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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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.

A vase of roses and eucalyptus against a white wall

How to Create a Simple Flower Arrangement

  1. Cut the 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

More Simple Flower Arrangements

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!

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 tutorials had 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.

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6 Comments

  1. It may be a simple floral arrangement, but a spectacular one! Love the idea and I will definiteli add some more flowers to the Easte decoratgion this year. Thank you for the beautiful idea!

  2. Hi Julie,

    This is a beautiful arrangement. Which color paint are these walls? It is just beautiful!
    Will this color be nice for a living room?

    Thanks,
    Indiana

    1. Yes, IF it receives a lot of light. This is Benjamin Moore Navajo White. I also love Farrow and Ball White Tie and think it’s a little more versatile (slightly less yellow). I hope that helps!