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DIY Centerpiece for under 15 dollars

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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

If you are visiting from Life on Virginia Street, welcome!

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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!

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I cleaned the box with soap and water, let it dry and spray painted the box a candy apple red color.

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I filled two small vases that I already had with hydrangeas and filler from my local market.

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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.

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Not bad for a free little wooden box and a can of spray paint, right?

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In under $20 minutes, I created a gorgeous trash to treasure diy centerpiece for under $15.

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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.


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What started as a hobby, Jessica’s blog now has millions of people visit yearly and while many of the projects and posts look and sound perfect, life hasn’t always been easy. Read Jessica’s story and how overcoming death, divorce and dementia was one of her biggest life lessons to date.

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    1. Thanks for inviting me, Beth! It was a blast!

      xo Jessica

  1. Juanita in OH says:

    Oh my goodness…this is a beautiful DIY and an awesome homage to spring! I LOVE red and hydrangeas, what more could I ask for? TFS.

  2. I’m always astounded at how people could just throw stuff like this away…..It was a good find for you, though! It looks so pretty as a pop of red on your table.

    1. One man’s trash is another’s treasure, right? Thanks for coming by!

      xo Jessica

  3. I like your taste in spray paint! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Looking so fresh and fun in the red Jess.
    Happy Spring.
    (off to check up on Gramps now) xo

  4. Heather B says:

    Always love a pop of red! But where in the world did you get that amazing wood slab tray??