Some friends recently hosted a party for me and they really knocked my socks off. One gal said: “I wanted to make the flower arrangements wild like you.” She went to the wholesale flower market and picked her favorite flowers and then did the most amazing thing: she upcycled some basic glass vases and wrapped them in some craft paper along with some twine. It created such a perfect vibe. So here, my friends, is How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements.

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements:

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

Start with one of those basic glass square vases that bouquet deliveries often come in. 

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

Wrap the square vase the way you would a present, fastening the inside with some tape.

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

Be sure to get the bottom too.

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

Next, wrap it in rustic rope or twine of your choosing. Then get a mason jar of some sort that fits inside the glass vase.

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

Set it inside your glass vase and fill it with water!

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

This is your beautiful elevated looking container in which you can put all kinds of flowers. And you can save this and keep reusing it!

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements How to Upgrade Your Flower Arrangements

I love arrangements that have herbs and wild organic elements. It’s amazing what you can find pretty much anywhere, from a parking strip to the woods.

Don’t spend money on flowers at the store this season, go outside and see what you can find! And be sure to tag your finds on social media so I can see them using #ModernPioneering and tagging @GeorgiaPellegrini.

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Georgia Pellegrini

Growing up on her family’s farm in upstate New York, Georgia developed a passion for simple farm-to table food and a deep connection to the outdoors. Having worked in the finance world after college, she decided to leave her cubicle and reconnect with her roots. After graduating from the French Culinary Institute, she began working in Michelin restaurants in New York and France, and soon started leading her renowned Adventure Getaways: excursions around the country aimed at promoting “manual literacy” and helping participants step outside of their comfort zone and experience life more viscerally. Georgia is a firm believer in empowering people to be self-sufficient, identify personal strengths and pursue their life passions.