My Two New {Cheap} Centerpieces

As I mentioned this past weekend we hosted the main course of a Progressive Dinner at our home with the new neighbors. I was kinda freaking out since we just moved in less than two months ago and the place is kinda bare in some spots.

Well something I definitely wanted to cross off my list for the occasion? Centerpieces for our breakfast room and dining room tables… but without spending a lot of money.

DIY flower centerpieces on a budgetFirst was the breakfast room. I wanted something low with touches of blue to match our end chairs. I found this simple white vase from Walmart (yes, Walmart) for $10 and purchased two small bouquets of fake flowers from the same aisle.

diy cheap centerpiece materialsAnd bam. My first centerpiece for less than $17.

blue flowered DIY centerpieceI know, I know… nothing extraordinary here.

blue flower table centerpieceBut then I moved onto the dining room centerpiece. l took the basic premise of my Table Trough Centerpiece but with minor changes. Instead of mitered edges, I just did flat cuts. Seriously a 5 minute cut and nail project.

wood table trough centerpieceI then painted the entire box in Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

white wood planter centerpieceAnd gave it a quick sloppy brushing of clear wax then dark wax.

table planter centerpiece tutorialThen I filled it with a bunch of pink silk flowers I had in storage from our old home.

wood planter centerpieceAnd this project cost me ZERO BUCKS since I had all of the supplies on hand: spare wood, paint, wax and the fake flowers. That’s the kinda DIY project I love.

DIY flower centerpiece box planter

wood planter centerpieceAnd I love the fact that I can switch out the flowers for each season or holiday. Beautiful poinsettias for Christmas, pastels for Spring… lots of options.

DIY table trough centerpiece

diy planter centerpieceSo if you’re keeping track, that’s two new centerpieces for $17.
Nothing too fancy, but pretty sweet for last minute crafting.

DIY flower centerpieces on a budget


  1. Karen Henderson says

    Erin II hate to be picky but I really like the one that cost zero dollars the most. In fact I love it! Thanks for sharing your designs.

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