Looking for some budget-friendly flower decorating ideas for your home? Here’s how to decorate with flowers using creative containers and simple tips and ideas.

Flower decorating can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be—all you need is a little creative inspiration and these 9 budget-friendly flower decorating projects.

budget friendly flower decorating ideas



Somewhere along the way?

I decided I was all about the word “amazing.”

At last count, I think there were 56 “amazings” on my social media yesterday. I go to type something and the word amazing flows off my fingertips onto the screen.

Sometimes I go rogue and use the word incredible instead.

I can’t help it. It’s such a great word because it sounds like the verbal equivalent of an exclamation point.

But I am a writer. I’m supposed to have a bigger writing vocabulary. I’m supposed to branch out and expand my word horizons.

So today? I found 41 synonyms for “amazing” including:  prodigious, astonishing, awe-inspiring, beautiful, breathtaking, daunting, fantastic, formidable, imposing, impressive, inspiring, magnificent, majestic, moving, overwhelming, striking, stunning, stupefying, wonderful, awesome and wondrous.

And I actually plan on using every single one in conversation.

Looking for a few stupefying flower decor ideas?

I’m using my new vocabulary to share a few creative ideas and simple tips on how to decorate with flowers (most of them using things you have around the house).

budget friendly flower decorating picture frame

budget friendly flower decorating flower basket

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9 Budget-Friendly Flower Decorating Ideas

1. Fill a basket with flowers

This is a magnificent flower decorating idea.

Just fill a hanging basket.

I just bought one of these at Magnolia Market down in Waco.

I tucked a tiny vase in the bottom of the basket, filled it with water and added flowers.

Simple decorating tip: if you have a basket like this that doesn’t hang? Just knot a rope and tie it through the handles.

budget friendly flower decorating watering can

budget friendly flower decorating project

2. Fill a watering can with flowers

You probably have one of these sitting outside in your garden shed or back porch right now.

It’s been waiting for spring to arrive.

Add a small vase or mason jar to the inside of the can and fill it with flowers.

Doesn’t it look prodigious?

budget friendly flower decorating spring arrangement

budget friendly flower decorating types of flowers

budget friendly flower decorating rose

3. Add an embroidery hoop for height

Embroidery hoops aren’t just for needlework anymore.

Here, I used the hoop to wrap greenery around to give this breathtaking arrangement height.

Here’s how to create this arrangement using a few simple tips and a shopping trip through your sewing closet.

budget friendly flower decorating milkglass

4. Keep it simple

Sometimes all it takes is one astounding flower to make a small difference.

I painted the back of this bookcase Naval SW 6244 and added milk glass and ONE tiny vase of flowers.

Sometimes one simple vase makes more of a statement than a symphony of flowers.

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budget friendly flower decorating project ideas

budget friendly flower decorating toolbox

5. Fill a toolbox

This arrangement literally takes five minutes.


Five heart-stirring, incredible minutes.

All you need is a random assortment of bottles and a grocery store bouquet.

Add the flowers to the bottles and fill the toolbox and your arrangement is ready for spring.

budget friendly flower decorating dough bowl

6. Fill a dough bowl

This is just a simple dough bowl that I filled with this breathtaking arrangement of jasmine.

It smells like spring just pulled a seat up to the table.

I found these at Trader Joe’s and they come in pots, so they lasted for about a month. Just make sure you put plastic liners down before you add the pots.

decorating tip: decorate with pots of flowers instead of cut flowers to make your arrangements last longer.

budget friendly flower decorating

7. Peony and hydrangea arrangement


I have a extraordinary announcement.

Peony season will be here before we know it.


My favorite flower on the planet. Just curious. How do you say peony? This is how I say it—“Pee-oh-nee.”

However you say it—peonies and hydrangeas create an amazing flower arrangement.

See my four simple rules for creating an arrangement like this here.

8. Make a wood twig vase

All you need for this project is a glass vase and some twigs from the yard.

See the instructions here.

It’s a phenomenal idea for a fantastic flower arrangement.

9. Make coffee filter roses

I added this last one in case it was snowing where you are and you couldn’t get out to get flowers.

No worries friend. I got you.

You can make these flowers with the remarkable coffee filters from your pantry.

See all the instructions here.

budget friendly flower decorating for spring

I did it.

I made it through the post without an overabundance of amazings.

It was hard. It was tough. It was vocabulary-challenging. But I expanded my vernacular today.

But truth?

I wouldn’t want to live in a world without amazing and I think we could all use a little more of it right now….

…along with a few of its stupefying synonyms. 🙂

I’m sharing even more flower tips over on Instagram stories today.

PS Remember when I created this arrangement from real and these faux hydrangeas and I had you guess which were the real and the faux hydrangea? They LOOK so real in real life (the second one is the faux hydrangea).

You all sold them out and they were out of stock FOREVER and now they are back in stock.

You can see the faux hydrangea here.

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  1. Image for Kimberly Westby Kimberly Westby

    I like using descriptors, usually reserved for say, size, ' substantial' is my favourite. That bouquet is substantial, it is hefty with flowers. Off to make an arrangement, alas, my galvanized tin and brass watering can is leaky, will utilize a vase inside, thank you. Kim

  2. Image for Mary Mary

    Do you ever use your computer for word pronunciation? It can be very helpful. search "peony word pronunciation" :) You have a plethora of "magnificent" ideas. If in doubt, check the proper pronunciation of plethora...I have a friend that says it incorrectly and because she is so well read/spoken I began to question my pronunciation!

  3. Image for CathyAnn CathyAnn

    Amazing has so much impact. It packs a punch. Far better than any of the synonyms. And you, Karianne, & ALL the ladies out there in cyberworld are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!! Have an outstanding day everyone!!

  4. Image for LeAnne LeAnne

    You make me laugh every time! I think your use of amazing and all its synonyms is "impressive" and your flower arrangements are both "breathtaking" and "inspiring." Keep up the amazing work!

  5. Image for Rizae Rizae

    You must be on your cruise now as I remember this blog post from last year!!! Doesn't matter as it's still amazing... LOL 😊👍 Big Hugs,

  6. Image for Janette Deans Janette Deans

    This post is such a 'happy' relief today as the weather here in the UK has been so so bad.. Love seeing all the flowers, so AMAZING, as are you, thankyou so much for brightening a drap grey day, you really are amazing, stick with it. :) xx

  7. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Oh your florals look so beautiful! It's been raining non-stop for two days. SO gloomy out - this is just what I needed. Lovely eye candy to remind myself spring will happen. Just not soon enough in Ohio, haha.

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