Being the frugal gal I am, it is rare for me to have a centerpiece full of fresh flowers and real cranberries.
Yet, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity when I realized this arrangement would cost me $2.50. ($4.50 if I had to buy the vase and dish, which I didn’t) and it only took me 10 minutes to make. Inexpensive, Beautiful, and Fast… can’t beat that.
Follow these very easy steps if you would like to make one as well.
I bought one bunch of a few-day-old-flowers in an arrangement for $2.00 at Smith’s.
I had the vase but it came from Dollar Tree for $1.00
I got the cranberries on sale with a coupon for .50 cents.
and finally the crystal dish came from a thrift store for a $1.00.
Totaling a whopping $4.50… but if you already have a vase and a dish (as I did), you could make it for around $2.50.
These are the steps I took:
#1- Arrange the flowers in a vase the way you like them.
#2- Fill the vase up 1/3 to 1/2 full of water.
#3- Lift up flowers completely out of the vase holding in one hand and pour 3/4 bag of cranberries in the water with the other hand.
#4- Carefully put the flowers back into the vase slowly and allow the cranberries to work their way around and in between the flower stems.
#5- Add the remaining cranberries to a dish to cover up the base of the bottom of the vase (no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get cranberries to the very bottom so I added the dish and cranberries on the outside to complete the look). Then if desired, place a few cranberries around the dish/vase on the table.
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