Centerpieces help personalize an area. They can be popped on a bedroom dresser, tucked in a bathroom, set prominently on a dining room table, or placed on an outdoor table to greet any visitor to come to the door. Centerpieces are a wonderful way to set a mood and help make a space your own.
Dressing up a room does not have to be expensive. I make my centerpieces out of things I have laying around the house from other craft projects. Anything goes: ribbon, silk flowers, glitter, scrap paper, stamps, tissue paper, fabric scraps, if it is laying around the house it is fair game.
I was torn between making a traditional winter centerpiece and something a bit more cheery with the hint of spring. So I decided to make both.
The silk flowers were from the dollar store. The vase was a quart-sized mason jar. I cut a scrap piece of brown paper (the inside of a dead wrapping paper tube from Christmas) and taped it around the jar. Next I added the flowers and fluffed them up a bit. Silk flowers always get kind of squashed in storage. Place in a choice spot, and boom! Instant décor.
Step 1: Cut scrap piece of brown paper
These particular centerpieces took me about five minutes to make and most of the time was spent rearranging the flowers. Brand new, the flowers cost $5-10 in materials ($1 per bunch from the local dollar store). Centerpieces really can be that cheap and easy to make. How creative can you get? Give it a shot! Share your creations in the comments below or on our Facebook Page!