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This Valentine's Day Bouquet Is Borderline Genius

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A bouquet of flowers is a classic Valentine's day gift.

In fact, the National Retail Federation predicts that $2.1 billion will be spent on flowers this Valentine's Day. Which is fine... if you're into flowers. But when the cheapest Valentine's Day bouquet at 1800flowers.com will run you $34.99... and might show up looking pretty busted... and will most certainly be dead by March... it's hard not to wonder if you could give your person a better bouquet.
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In fact, the National Retail Federation predicts that $2.1 billion will be spent on flowers this Valentine's Day. Which is fine... if you're into flowers.

But when the cheapest Valentine's Day bouquet at 1800flowers.com will run you $34.99... and might show up looking pretty busted... and will most certainly be dead by March... it's hard not to wonder if you could give your person a better bouquet.

Like... this one.

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A beautiful bouquet that features all the e$$ential$.

Because nothing makes you feel loved like a huge stash of everyday items that you always seem to run out of at the most inopportune times.
Lauren Zaser / BuzzFeed

Because nothing makes you feel loved like a huge stash of everyday items that you always seem to run out of at the most inopportune times.

And flowers!

Because it is Valentine's Day, after all.
Lauren Zaser / BuzzFeed

Because it is Valentine's Day, after all.

To make your own bouquet, attach your items to wooden plant stakes with green waterproof tape (both found in the floral department of craft stores) .

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Then you can either push the wooden stakes (along with the fake flowers and leaves of your choosing) into a block of floral foam, or wrap the stakes and stems with the green tape to create a bouquet. Finish it by wrapping the bouquet in kraft paper or tissue, or arranging it in a vase.

Pretty much any man or woman would be thrilled to receive a bouquet like this on February 14th.

Or... any day of the year.Gillette razors and razor blades were provided to BuzzFeed Life
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Or... any day of the year.

Gillette razors and razor blades were provided to BuzzFeed Life

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