Next time you take a bunch of grocery store flowers or a plant as a hostess gift, elevate the look with a few simple changes. The first thing I do is add a few greens from my yard to a store bought bunch of flowers. Here I added three stems of variegated hydrangea leaves. You could also add lemon leaves, holly or evergreen trimmings in the winter.
I take apart the flowers and always ask for an extra piece of clean plastic when I’m buying the flowers. I clean the stems and give them a fresh cut then re-wrap all of the flowers together. Using my Sharpie paint pen I’ve personalized the black kraft paper I’m using on the outside of the bouquet. You’ll have to play with this for the proper placement and size, of course depending on the length of the name. (I wrote the name on the large paper before I wrapped them).
I’ll be taking this plant to my nephew at college along with a dresser I found at Goodwill. Everybody needs a house plant and his apartment has great light. So next time you need to make a statement with grocery store flowers or plants, black paper and a sharpie paint pen make a big difference!