DIY Frugal Flower Arrangement

I always get excited when magazines come in the mail!
For years, subscriptions were a luxury item.
After getting lucky, I won Country Living last year from Lakeitha at Home to Three Duncan Boys
Thanks again Lakeitha!
Once a month, I have a little get away time to dream of possibilities. 
And find a few new project ideas.
Country Living had an idea.
See that title? Big Style, little budget?
I searched all over Goodwill, yard sales and the flea market for the 'right' bottles.
To no avail.
Finally I settled on some old jars I already had.
A bit of twine and some clearance flowers ($3.99).
As I flipped through my magazine this month.
A sweet photo leaped off the page and said:
Sherri, you can do this!
Image from Country Living
Does it really matter that my jars aren't the same size?
Or that they used to have jelly and pizza sauce in them?
They still brighten up the room.
A ten minute DIY project for under $5.
Thanks to Country Living for a bit of SHINE on my kitchen table
to welcome me home.
Not sure it fits into the Big Style category, but it sure fit my budget!
With Mother's Day coming up, this would make a really thrifty gift too.
I will be linking in to a few parties this week.
You can find them HERE.


  1. Looks great. I like the jars, what a great way to recycle.

  2. So so pretty. I just rec'd my Country Living Mag - can't wait to look through it.

  3. I love your jars more than the ones in the magazine!

  4. I love the way you made this your own! Your jars look great!! I love that magazine and really look forward to taking my copy and sitting with some tea and enjoying it! I saw that photo and I'm so glad you did it. You have encouraged me to give it a go!

  5. What a great idea, Sherri! It is beautiful!....Christine

  6. Sherri, that's really cute! There are a lot of great glass bottles out there if we take a look at them without labels. Those little Starbucks Frappucino bottles are really cute too & good for small bouquets. Some ladies from my church collected a bunch of them to use on tables & they are perfect.

    Love your arrangement, very pretty & thrifty!

  7. Your bouquet turned out beautifully! The arrangement in Country Living caught my eye as well as it was such a creative way to use glass bottles. You did a terrific job with your jars!

  8. Beautiful! I love how you tied the jars together, looks great!

  9. Oh it's so beautiful! So homey! I just love it!

  10. This is just beautiful. I might use this idea since the Texas Wildflowers are popping out everywhere here. They would really brighten my table ;)

  11. Wow...good thinking! Thanks for linking up to our Anything Related Party!

  12. Great idea- so sweet and simple. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

  13. I really like that idea and plan to do it with our blooming lilacs. Thanks.

  14. Love your arrangement. The flowers are so pretty.

  15. That is so pretty! I love it!

  16. You did a great job. I am inspired. Now I need to find clearance flowers.

    I am linking to the same party. Stop by if you have time.


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  17. Ooh, so pretty! I love simple ideas like this. That jute sure finishes it well!

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy, with Life in the Pitts.

  18. L.O.V.E. that's all I have to say - LOVE!!!! and I like the jars even better :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  19. That is super cute! I would love for you to come and link up at check me out saturdays

  20. Simply fabulous! TOTALLY LOVE this idea! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance ~ Hope you are enjoying your weekend! This turned out really pretty - Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing your post for Friday Favorites!


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