Blahh! So it's not a fun topic but it's reality and I'm pretty sure I am not the only one with this on my mind lately. I mean with the current state of economy, I'm thinking that if you are not Bill Gates that this subject has at least crossed your mind. So when it comes to decorating it is my job to keep it in reason and keep to my monthly budget (for our family we have decided on an "allowance" type budget to help keep our spending in check...we can buy what we want/need with it but can't spend more then our allotment).
I've been seeing all sorts of projects involving twine so I figured I would give it a try and see what I could do with it....what did I come up with? The most inexpensive centerpiece ever! (haha ok maybe not ever but it's pretty cheap!)
I found bundled wheat at the grocery store one day and decided it would make for the perfect fall decoration. And at $2.99 I didn't have much to loose. I then headed to Joann's and picked up the dried "flowers" (not really sure what else to call them!) The flowers originally cost $4 but I had a coupon from the Sunday paper for 50% off so I only paid $2. I then headed home, grabbed a vase that I already had and some twine from the garage. I think the photos speak for themselves :) but you simple arrange the wheat and flowers, tie the twine around the vase with a pretty little bow and you are done! For $4.99 I'll take it! Now we have a pretty, seasonal centerpiece!
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I think Rebecca's, of Sweet and Chic Boutique, etc, rendition of the Fall Centerpiece turned out great! It looks especially delicious with those glasses of wine! Thanks for sharing Rebecca!