An easy way to inexpensively DIY a little Valentine love into your home…
Here are three mini vases that I picked up from the floral department at Mariano’s ( a local Chicago fine grocery) The vases were $3.00 each… I repeat $3 each!!!! ( I was going to buy them regardless, so I thought I should make something out of them to justify the purchase. But… I really don’t to justify three dollars)
I also added one bouquet of red spray roses that were $5.00 a bunch to my cart at Mariano’s. So this cute little mini rose project cost $14.00 (+tax)
Spray roses are a mini version of a typical rose and they come in all different colors – I chose red in honor of this mini Valentine project. They also last a really long time… and are super easy to take care of.
You will need the following – mini vases, spray roses, small rubber bands, kitchen scissors, and some water… Super easy!
Cut the rose stem to the size that will fit nicely into the vase and remove all of the extra leaves on the stem. Here is a picture of what they look like cleaned up. As an fyi – you always want to remove any leaves that will be submerged in water to keep your flowers alive longer.
Now take a small rubber band. I use the tiny colored hair rubber bands you use for a little girls hair. Just improvise if you don’t have something like this around the house…
Now split the spray roses into three groups and arrange them into mini bouquets and tie them together with the mini rubber band. Just like the example below. That fluffy big bouquet above turned into this tight mini trio once they were all cleaned up.
Time to pop them into the mini vases…
Happy Valentine’s Day ~ XOXO