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Simple Bouquet with Just a Few Flowers

Updated on July 2, 2013

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Flowers brighten a home in summer (unless you have allergies).

While it is lovely to have a huge flower arrangement, we all know how costly that can be.

I have a lovely bouquet idea for all of you that can be created with just a few blossoms out of your own garden or from a garden of a generous friend.

All that is needed is a small decorative clear glass bowl or vase. Tiny is really the operative word here. Add to that, at the most, three flowers and maybe a spray of miniature flowers for interest.

How To

Fill the container with water up to the widest part.

Add to that, basically just the flower heads with leaves removed. Leave only a tiny stem so the flower can still take up water.

The flower can be just one Peony that just won’t stand up in the garden or a blossom or two that you cull to let a plant keep on blooming. Instead of tossing it...bring them in and arrange a pretty little arrangement for your dining room table, on your coffee table...anywhere in the house or at the office at work where you can enjoy them! No extra watering required.

Repurpose a Fading Arrangement

You can even do this with an arrangement you may have received once the flowers are fading and the arrangement no longer looks good! You know - at the point most of the flowers are past their prime but a few are still quite nice.

Each flower needs to be trimmed down with only a small stem so each one sits up on the water instead of leaning to the side. Less is more with a small vase. If you have additional flowers, make up another little arrangement!

Those flowers last a fairly long time and brighten up a dull day.

Alternative Bouquet

My happy little, totally free bouquet!
My happy little, totally free bouquet! | Source

In the Photo:

In my example, I have picked a small spray of Forget-Me-Not and two different miniature Roses that were beginning to show some age. I wanted to give the Rose bushes a little more energy and trimmed these Roses for my own enjoyment.

While I have used a clear vase with the flowers showing from inside...any decorative and waterproof container that has a rim and a wide display area will also work..

I’d love to hear your bouquet ideas using just a few flowers.

More Tiny Bouquet Ideas:

Here are a few more ideas for creating your own bouquet with just a few flowers

  • A tall glass with some Carnations layered one on top of another filled with water.
  • A pretty dessert dish with a single Peony flower in it.
  • An egg cup with a head of Sweet William flowers ( great fragrance)
  • A big old glass ashtray (with a big rim) floating a few green leaves and some Daisy flower heads!
  • A Dahlia flower in a wine glass.
  • Some flowers floating in a Mason Jar (if you close the lid even those with allergies might be okay)

There you have it. A flower bouquet that did not cost anything extra! I bet it can be enjoyed just as much as a huge bouquet if you look at it from close- up!


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  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi Peggy! Sounds like the idea has been around for it has stood the test of time. Thanks for sharing. I think I will call mine rose bowls as well...I seem to prefer roses as the primary flower because they look so elegant.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    Dreamer at heart 

    5 years ago from Northern California

    The ideas about reusing flowers in a special vase are great. How many times do we just toss an old bouquet when there are still a few lovely blossoms which could be rearranged to enjoy longer.

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    Peggy Woods 

    5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    My mother-in-law always had a large open bowl on her dining room table in which she floated roses from ones in her yard. We simply called it the rose bowl because of that. I have done similar things with various flowers. Nice that you showcased that idea here. Up and useful votes.

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    5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi aviannovice! This happened because I hate to waste even one Those little bouquets are so pretty, that now I actively look for flowers to prune!

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    Deb Hirt 

    5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

    This sounds so wonderful and so simple to have something so nice. Great idea!

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi Genna! Glad I could be of help. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy every last flower I can!

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    Genna East 

    5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

    Oh I like this. I'm always trying to think of ways to recycle the remnants of a flower bouquet. Thank for these bright and clever ideas. :-)

  • Scribenet profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Hi grandmapearl! Thank you for the pin! I thought this would be an idea that could be shared and enjoyed by countless of us "flower enthusiasts"!

    You will just love your peony this way...especially when you are working! :)

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    Connie Smith 

    5 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

    I have peonies that have been beaten down by the recent rain. Guess where I'm headed right now! I have just the vase for them. What a great idea. Now I'll be able to see my beautiful peonies while I'm working.

    Voted Up+++ and pinned

    ;) Pearl


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