I'm a Trader Joe's fan – my two simple tricks will turn grocery store flowers from humble to expensive looking | The Sun

GROCERY store flowers are a more cost-effective way to spruce up your home or give a gift to a loved one, but some might be worried it looks a bit too cheap.

A Trader Joe’s shopper has shared their favorite hack on how to make the bouquet look more expensive without hurting your wallet.

“From grocery store-bought to gorgeous with a little spin!” said user Alexschin on TikTok.

The nearly 20-second clip suggests removing the leaves from your flowers except for the ones toward the top.

Once that is done, give the flower a gentle spin by rubbing the stem back and forth between your hands.

She says this allows the petals to open up more, giving the flower a fuller look.

Lastly, place the flowers in a pretty vase and you’re done.

It’s a simple, yet effective hack that will make your home look gorgeous without spending those few extra dollars.

BAKING HACK

If you’re looking for another hack to save money, YouTuber Rachel of RachaLovesLife turned a $20 store-bought cake into a stunning wedding creation for her 10-year anniversary with her husband.

The self-taught baker got a generic sheet cake from the store that was decorated with bright flowers made of frosting.

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She started by "de-icing" the sheet cake with a spatula.

"It's easier to remove after putting it in the freezer for a few minutes," Rachel explained in the popular video.

After taking off the flowers and some of the base layer frosting, she then cut the cake in half to flatten the layers.

One of her biggest tricks for transforming the cake was a special kind of frosting.

After frosting her newly fashioned layers, she pulled out some tools that she used to apply texture to the sides.

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"It was fun and also not fun," Rachel said after showing off her masterpiece to her husband. "But I learned a lot about cakes."

Overall, she said she probably spent $40 on a cake that could cost hundreds.

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