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

Can I ask you a question?

Just between us?

Do you think I use the word “amazing” too much?

You can tell me the truth.

I can take it.

I’m a little worried, myself.  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.

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 wonderous.

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

Looking for a few stupefying spring decor ideas?

Here’s a little flower distraction for you today with creative ideas and simple tips on how to decorate with flowers 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 back.

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 with flowers.

Doesn’t it look prodigious?

budget friendly flower decorating spring arrangement

budget friendly flower decorating types of flowers

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3. add an embroidery hoop for height

Embroidery hoops aren’t just for needlework any more.

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 milkglass 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

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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 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 for spring instead of cut flowers to make your arrangements last longer.

budget friendly flower decorating

7. Peony and hydrangea arrangement


I have a extraordinary announcement.

It’s almost peony season.


My favorite flower on the planet. Just curious. How do you say peony? This is how I say it.

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 your own 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 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. 🙂

PS Sharing even more flower tips over on Instagram stories today.

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  1. Image for Amy Amy

    Your flowers and photos are breathtaking. I’m always impressed with your posts. I hope you have a beautiful day!!!

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    Astounding post. I would like to make an incredible observation. The reason the single flower example works so well is because you made a brilliant choice to use color contrast to showcase the yellow against the blue, which is simply marvelous, dahhhling!!!

  3. Image for Nancy Nancy

    I usually read all of your decorating posts and your sweet stories bring me joy. But after reading your posts for so many years, I actually skip over any sentences with the word amazing. So many bloggers use that word repetitively. There is also another blogger who uses the word cozy at least 100 times in a week. She even wrote a book about it. I have started to skip her blogs completely. Enough “cozy” and amazing. You are a delightful, positive and inspiring blogger. Please don’t take offense. But you did ask for a truthful answer.

  4. Image for Marilyn A Ackerman Marilyn A Ackerman

    Awesome!!! That is my grandsons adjective and it suits all you do. Love these ideas. Makes me wonder why didn't I think of that.

  5. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    I am laughing so hard right now. Like the vocabulary lesson- however I don’t think most of those words mean the same thing as amazing, close but not exactly. Thanks for the floral arrangement ideas. My mom was a florist and she taught me to use a gallon size plastic sealable bag inside the flat hanging basket. She would add the sealable bag to the inside of basket, leave some hanging over. She would make a handheld arrangement using a rubber and to hold it together put it in the sealable bag inside basket. Add water to sealable bag. Fold down edge of plastic bag so it is not over the top of basket. Fluff flowers and hang. Works good on all different types of baskets.

  6. Image for Dee Dee

    Nice ideas for flowers and timely. Brave of you to ask about using amazing or any word over and over. It is over used but you aren't the only blogger. Someone in another comment mentioned 'cozy' and I'm at the point with that word I cringe when I see a post using it 25 times. Good for you to ask, other bloggers especially writers should take a hard look at their posts. Hopefully other bloggers will follow your lead.

  7. Image for PJ PJ

    Hey, KariAnne...Have an amazing day! Sorry, I could not resist. These flowers brought a lot of joy to my day. Thank you!

  8. Image for Michelle Michelle

    Loved it! You have inspired me to make the twig vase and the cute love heart garland. They are both AMAZING!! Thank you:)

  9. Image for Marian Marian

    Karianne, You amaze me with every post, so why shouldn't you say "amazing" as many times as you want. You are amazing!

  10. Image for LeAnne LeAnne

    You made me laugh so hard. I think you're amazing. And the beauty in this post astounds me. Thanks for all you do! LeAnne, a fellow writer who loves beauty and is always inspired by your posts

  11. Image for Kim Kim

    I think YOU are amazing! And this post is amazing! Thank you for sharing such pretty ideas — I think the peonies and hydrangeas are my favorites, but I really love them all!

  12. Image for Penny Penny

    The coffee filter roses remind me of the song "Paper Rosie" by Gene Watson. Google it or find it on youtube. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!


    KariAnne, you really are AMAZING and so are your wonderful posts! You just use "amazing" as often as you want because most of us will agree that YOU ARE ONE AMAZING GAL AND WE LOVE YOU FOR BEING SO SPECIAL! Just keep on being you!

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