4 Simple Bouquets to Make For Any Occasion

Whether you’re saying Happy Anniversary or Happy Birthday, here are four  heartfelt last-minute bouquets or floral arrangements to create.

Above: Photograph via Kelly Lamb.

Bouquet No. 1: Take one peony and… almost anything else. Place the two stems together in a low, wide-mouth vase. For the second stem, white and fragrant is nice (as above).

Above: Photograph by Erin Boyle.

Bouquet No. 2: Pair a peony with a handful of fresh mint stems and put the posy in a simple vase (or silver cup). For step-by-step instructions, see DIY: Peony and Mint Bouquet.

Bouquet No. 3: Raid the backyard for roses. Any combination will do—climbing roses, tea roses, shrub roses—so long as you cut the stems to roughly the same length. Wrap the bouquet in brown paper and twine. For step-by-step instructions, see DIY: Easy Rose Bouquet.

Bouquet No. 4: Lilacs, lilacs, lilacs. Grab a fragrant armful—you can mix colors or use a monochromatic palette—and put them into a tall, narrow-necked vase or bottle.  For more, see Consider the Lilac.



Mary T.
Mary T.2 years ago

beautiful pictures, need to get some flowers

Joanne S.
Jo S.2 years ago


Ann Razumovskaya
Ann Razumovskaya3 years ago

Bouquets are nice but I prefer to look at flowers in the garden, not in vase :)

Svetlana B.
Svetlana B.3 years ago

Beautiful TY for sharing

Waltraud U.
Waltraud U.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Valerie A.
Valerie A.3 years ago


Jade N.
Jade N.3 years ago


Elizabeth O.
Elizabeth O.3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Homer Elliott
Homer E.3 years ago

Simple, spring creativity to bring joy!

Alison A.
Alison A.3 years ago

Thanks for posting.