Have you ever looked in the trash for items to recycle? Today I am going to show you how to make a quick pretty DIY centerpiece for under $15. I was recently asked by my friend Beth at HomeStoriesAtoZ to join a fabulous group of bloggers who would be sharing their thrifty finds under $50. Certainly I could find something under $50 to spruce up and share with all of you. I actually found an ugly but in good condition, green wooden box headed for the trash. Free is superburb in my book! You would be amazed at what you can find at your local thrift shop or local yard sales around your town.
DIY Centerpiece for under $15 dollars
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I picked up a can of spray paint and filled the box with gorgeous flowers from my local market. This would have been an even cheaper project if mother nature would cooperate and send us some warm weather in Massachusetts. -ha. If you have flowering perennials in your yard, of course, fill your vases with those!
I cleaned the box with soap and water, let it dry and spray painted the box a candy apple red color.
I filled two small vases that I already had with hydrangeas and filler from my local market.
If your box is deep, you many need to add a block styrofoam to the bottom to help raise the vases. Once I placed the two vases inside my thrifty box, I had a gorgeous centerpiece for our center island. The red box didn’t look quite right on the island but once I added the wooden tray from HomeGoods underneath, it created a pretty layered look.
Not bad for a free little wooden box and a can of spray paint, right?
In under $20 minutes, I created a gorgeous trash to treasure diy centerpiece for under $15.
This is so simple! Are you ready for another thrifty find? Head over to Kelly’s at Nest of Posies. Kelly was one of my first blog friends and helped me figure out google adsense. I love this girl and you will too. You can also see all of the other amazing thrifty finds under $50 featured this week by clicking the links below.