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How To Divide A Flower Bouquet To Add Spring Color Throughout Your Home


My new favorite thing to do during my once a week grocery shopping trip is to buy an inexpensive flower bouquet.  I then take it home and have so much fun dividing it up into different size vases to distribute around my home.

I’ve never been a huge fan of most mixed flower bouquets. I guess I just like the simplicity of one color and texture, so I have always preferred bouquets that have a bunch of the same type of flower–that is–until now.


Now I look for flower bouquets that have many textures and stems that would look great separated into individual jars & vases.

My favorite jars are milk jars. They are a great size and can be found at most craft stores. If you are an amazon shopper, you can buy them here using my affiliate link.  I like plain glass, so there is no distraction from the beauty of the flower itself.



I simply cut the wrap, spread the stems out to see what all I have to work with, then I cut the stems into lengths depending on what jar I put them in. I keep like with like, and love using just single stems to place in the nooks and crannies of my home.



See how the simple beauty of this flower reveals itself once it is away from the rest of the bunch? Love.



For the above bouquet, I kept the bigger Lilies all together in a vase and set it on my kitchen table. They add much-needed pop of color and should be very happy in the light streaming in from my kitchen window.


These yellow flowers keep me company while I do dishes; bit of yellow dancing in the sun light, next to my kitchen sink.


The last bouquet I bought was a simple flat-leafed eucalyptus bouquet from Trader Joes. It was a huge bunch for just $2.99.  I split it up and had bits of green all over my home. The great thing about eucalyptus is that when the water runs out, it just dries up so pretty and keeps its color. I love eucalyptus, especially during the winter months, but it was time to replace it with some spring time bright orange.


Another orange flower in my Living Room. So simple. So pretty.


I love seeing this pop of yellow in my windowsill every time I am coming or going from my home. It is just to the right of my front door, and you can see it when in my sun room.

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I think one of the most dreary spots in most homes needs some spring happy, don’t you think?  The Pomegranate Currant candle is a Paddywax Eco Green Soy Wax candle, a gift from my Mama and my absolute favorite scent!


The above photos are examples of how just sprigs of green can look so beautiful. I love lighting that candle in the above picture and sliding it closer to the sprig at night with the room lights turned low. It lights the foliage  from underneath and casts amazing leafy shadows on the wall that reach all the way up to the ceiling.

Trader Joes sells inexpensive mixed flower bouquets.  The lily bouquet i bought was just $3.99 and it spread all kinds of springtime happiness all throughout my home.

What do you think of this frugal, simple way to add spring-time color to your home? Do you keep your bouquets together or divide them?


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  • Gretchen Garrison
    April 29, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Why have I never thought of dividing the flowers from a bouquet? Brilliant. 🙂

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      April 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Hi Gretchen!
      It is my favorite thing to do with flowers. Yesterday before you all came over, I bought one bouquet from Trader Joes for 3.99 and it made 4 bouquets of flowers! One for the kitchen table, one for the basement, one for the bathroom and one for the living room. That is so worth 4 bucks! Makes me happy. It was great to meet you!

  • Laura
    April 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    It’s nice the way you brightened up so many spots in your home for just one price.
    Be blessed with a beautiful week seeking Jesus and enjoying family.

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