There’s nothing I love more than fresh flowers around the house. It’s such a pleasant sight and it brings life to any space! When I have the time, I typically get a fresh set of flowers every two weeks or so either for my desk or the coffee table where the light streams in from the window. But flowers, as we all know, can get pretty pricey! And no matter how good they might look arranged and wrapped in paper, sometimes it gets stale putting them in the same boring vase.

I decided to get a little crafty with this week’s flowers and now I’m hooked! This takes barely any time at all and it costs so little money I almost feel guilty!! If I told you the little bouquet in my photos cost me roughly $13 to make, would you believe me?? Well, believe it. Here’s my secret: The Ralph’s by my house carries possibly the most gorgeous flowers around! The same bouquet on big flower sites or any flower shop in town would cost anywhere from $40-$60… More than I’d like to spend if I’m getting fresh flowers two or three times a month. And on top of that, I love that I can get creative with the subtle decoration around the vase.



So here’s what I did: I headed out to Ralph’s and bought two bouquets, one white and one peach, each with a dozen roses. Each bouquet cost me $9.99. (That wasn’t a typo!) Then I headed to the craft store and got myself two medium size Mason jars and a roll of skinny rope cording. I got home and trimmed up the roses and fit 10 in each jar, then took about a yard and a half of the cording and wrapped it around the mouth of the jar. I finished the look with a simple knot and let the remaining parts of the rope just hang for a nice rustic look.

So the roses rung up at $9.99, the jars at $1.40, and a giant roll of the rope cording that I can use over and over again was $6.99. If you’re doing something like a backyard party and want to create simple centerpieces, these are both gorgeous and very easy on the pocket book!

Teni Panosian

I'm Teni Panosian, a lifestyle and beauty blogger based in Los Angeles.

There are 19 comments

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Simply perfecto! A great way to save in decorating especially when personal touches are added in. Very Nice! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Oh it looks beautiful, well done!

  • Natalia says:

    Hello Teni, it’s really amazing idea. White roses are so beatiful, especially in vintage style. Thank you for inspiration 🙂

  • Very cute! I want them all over my house!

  • Esmy says:

    Aww Teni this is perfect! I just moved into a new apartment and have been looking for ways to make it feel homey without breaking the bank. This is perfect! Love you! :*

  • Jessica says:

    I love little DIY projects like this! Super simple, yet so cute! Thanks for sharing!


  • veebz says:

    This is so beautiful and creative! I love making things myself, so I definitely want to make something like that.

  • I love the simplicity of this, so gorgeous!

  • Sabiha says:

    This looks lovely. Anything DIY is always more authentic…sabiha x

  • Sissi says:

    That is so true. I love having fresh flowers in the house and I get mine at the grocery store. I know this sounds stupid but it is not easy in Florida to get nice flowers lol! xoxo, Sissi

  • Youssra says:

    Love this DIY tutorial! Definitely going to try this for my sister’s engagement party! 🙂

  • great DIY…so lovely!

  • Carmen says:

    Wonderful idea, Teni 🙂 I really need to try this at home! 🙂

  • I like this blog post that you made!

  • I love white roses and I love DYI projects, can’t wait to try.


  • Skin says:

    This is so beautiful. I’ve got a few mason jars around the house. I have to give this a try. I cant wait to show my friend this post. These would fit her wedding theme so well. Ek so excited.
    Skin 🙂 – Beneath the Microscope

  • Emily says:

    White roses are my favorites! This is nice and super easy to create. Thanks 🙂

  • awsome photos

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