Mum reveals how she makes cheap supermarket flowers look instantly more expensive with easy petal trick

LET'S be honest – it's impossible for us to walk past some reduced supermarket flowers without instantly adding them to our trolley.

But when we get them home, they always seem to look a little sad and wilted. Sound familiar?

That said, one savvy mum has revealed how she instantly gives cheap flowers a new lease of life with her easy petal tip.

Sharing the life hack on TikTok, Chantel Mila begins by removing "excess foliage" – i.e. chopping off leaves – from her roses.

Next, she trimmed one centimetre off the base of the stalk and cut it diagonally which helps the flowers absorb water.

She explained: "Once you've done this, slowly turn the outer petals back, leaving a rosebud in the middle.

To finish, the mum then placed the roses in a tall glass vase and said it was the perfect treat for Valentine's Day.

She captioned the clip: "The easy trick that will make grocery store roses look florist quality."

Unsurprisingly, the tutorial was a hit with Chantel's 204,000 followers – who couldn't believe they'd never thought of it themselves.

One replied: "I will be doing this to all my roses from now on!"

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Another gushed: "Wow you really transformed them!"

Meanwhile, a third gushed: "That's such an easy way to make flowers look fancier!"

Last year, Chantel revealed how she gets hotel-worthy bed linen by using vinegar.

For more life hacks, this DIY fan shared a genius tip to paint the banister (and all the fiddly bits) in minutes & all you need is an old glove.

And this mum hailed Boot’s 50p dummy which gets kids to take their medicine without any fuss as ‘the best thing she’s bought’.

Plus we’ve been wearing our dressing gowns all wrong as this mum shared her ‘game-changing’ hack.

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