Mother’s Day is a special day when you get to tell your Mom (or anyone that is a mother figure in your life) how much you love her and appreciate everything she has done for you. This Mother’s Day, you can give her something extra special and do it on a budget! Here are 3 ways to give Mom those beautiful flowers but not break the bank doing it!
Mother’s Day Crafts: Flowers on a Budget
1. About a week ago, I went to a thrift store that I have really grown to love. People rent their own little booth spaces so there is so many different things to look at. I found this vase & really liked the look of it but wanted to dress it up! I paid $4 for the vase.
When I brought it home, I looked through my stash of spray paint & decided on a glossy red. Using a box as a little paint “studio”, I painted the vase and waited for it to dry.
After it was dry, I pulled out my trusty glue gun & glued twine around a little indented area that was already in the vase. I found these adorable plastic flowers in my stash and glued them on as well.
When everything was dry, I filled the vase with 7 yellow/orange roses (the whole dozen cost $9.99 at the local grocery store & they are GORGEOUS!) plus a couple other little flowers from my own garden. So total cost (not including the spray paint or twine, which I had in my stash) $10.50!
2. My next vase is made from a spaghetti sauce jar. Yup, I definitely have a thing for jars. I’ve made things in the past with them and already have 2 more waiting for me to make pretty. I need to start giving them away with flowers or I may become the spaghetti sauce jar/vase hoarding lady!
Anyways, I first let the jar soak overnight to make it easier to take the label off. Once I cleaned it all up, I used my box again & sprayed it a matte white. After it was dry, I started using my glue gun again and glued black & white ribbon around the jar. Once the glue was all dry from that, I glued a black and white flower that I bought from Michael’s ($2.99 for a pack of 6 so I have lots more to play with on another project!)
I love how this vase turned out! I added the 5 remaining yellow/orange roses, plus a couple other roses from my garden. Since the jar was free and I already had the spray paint, I only paid for the ribbon, decorative flower & the roses. This vase, with flowers, cost $5.45!
3. My last vase is really cool and I love it! I picked this one up at the same thrift store, in the same booth as vase #1. I wasn’t sure what it even was until I read the tag. I loved the color, the top part of the vase, everything. The vase itself was $3.
The biggest tip I have is to check & see if your local grocery store has a clearance section for flowers. I didn’t know that they did but one night I went into a store I don’t usually shop at & saw that they had beautiful red roses marked down to $5 for a whole dozen, just because it was the sell by date. Those roses looked beautiful for another 5-6 days so I was very happy I got them at such a great price!
For this vase, I knew I needed some flowers that I could cut short so when I saw this bouquet and it was $2.49, it didn’t matter that the stems & a lot of the leaves were just sad looking because I was cutting all that off anyways! After cutting all the yucky looking stems and leaves, I started criss-crossing the flowers in my little vase until I got the look I was going for. I love how this vase turned out and you would never know that the vase and flowers only cost a total of $5.49!
Hard to believe that I only spent $21.44 for all 3 vases, all the flowers and all the supplies needed (minus a little spray paint & twine that I already had). Three wonderful presents that I am sure any Mom would love. Beautiful flowers and a vase they can use over & over again and think of you every time they see it. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!