BUDGET FRIENDLY FLOWER ARRANGING

A few weeks back, one of my affiliates, The Polka Dot Pantry, shared with their subscribers how to score loads of free Lay’s Stacks potato chips. You would not believe the deals they come up with. What makes them special? They focus only on the free and better than free deals and you don’t have to blog hop to get them all. It’s worth every penny of the 5.99 a month in hours spent compiling coupons and finding deals.  Monique asked me to come up with a project for this weeks newsletter using the empty stacks cans. I immediately had a vision of loveliness in my head. This is what it looked like……
 

 
 
You know, I love some burlap. It’s cheap, all the rage, and is full of beautiful texture.  This project was quick and easy. Anybody can do it!

 
I started with three empty cans.
I cut two of them down the same size, cutting right about where the flavor is on the label.
I love working in threes. Three is always better in any vignette. It is balanced and pleasing to the eye.

 

 
After I cut them down, I removed the labels. I made two different styles. One of them, as you can see below, I simply cute a 17 inch square of burlap and wrapped the largest can. I placed a line of glue down the can to hold it tight wrapped it, then sealed it again with another line of glue.

 
 
 
 
For some reason I forgot to take a picture of the bottom. All I did was wrap the bottom like the side of a present and glued it in place. Make sure you only have a little bit of fabric at the bottom or you won’t be able to stand it up straight.

 At the top of the can, I ran a line of glue around the inside lip of the can. I then rolled the burlap to the inside. I tied a bow with a simple twine around my tall vase, but you can use any ribbon according to your decor.

 

 

 For the small vase, I took the same 17 inch square and sat the vase directly in the center. I then gathered it with my hands and tied it at the top with twine. If it is too floppy for you at the top, you can do what I did and run a line of hot glue around the outside top to stand the burlap up.

 

 

 
You can even go a step further and reuse the lids for this can. I printed the Spring Junque Seals from House of 3 and made tags for my vases. It was only 2.00 for the printable seals and I can reuse them over and over for so many great projects.  
To punch the hole, use an icepick and a hammer.

 
 
I think these would be great for a ladies luncheon. How cute are they, sitting on this pretty plate as a gift and a place holder for your guests! And all for under a few dollars.

 

 

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…..Right??

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Comments

  1. Karen says:

    Very pretty, anytime that you can use flowers and burlap together is a winner in my book! Great idea.

  2. Karen says:

    Very pretty, anytime that you can use flowers and burlap together is a winner in my book! Great idea.

  3. You are one creative lady! I love the idea of the wrapped can in burlap, and I love even more, using the lids. I hate throwing things away if I think I can do a project with it. Too cute!

  4. You are one creative lady! I love the idea of the wrapped can in burlap, and I love even more, using the lids. I hate throwing things away if I think I can do a project with it. Too cute!

  5. Kelli,

    These are just darling! I love how you even made use of the lid! I'll be trying this :)

    Have a lovely weekend! xo

  6. Kelli,

    These are just darling! I love how you even made use of the lid! I'll be trying this :)

    Have a lovely weekend! xo

  7. slommler says:

    What a terrific idea! And they look fabulous!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  8. slommler says:

    What a terrific idea! And they look fabulous!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  9. ..love the extra touch of the tag!

  10. ..love the extra touch of the tag!

  11. Traci says:

    I am so loving this idea! I especially love what you did with the lid. My son is getting married in May and I am showing this to his bride to be! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Traci says:

    I am so loving this idea! I especially love what you did with the lid. My son is getting married in May and I am showing this to his bride to be! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. This is such a darling idea, Kelli. You're so right they'd be great for a party. I really like the tag idea, too. It's so simple, but personalized.

  14. This is such a darling idea, Kelli. You're so right they'd be great for a party. I really like the tag idea, too. It's so simple, but personalized.

  15. Charlotte says:

    Adorable…..great job.

  16. Charlotte says:

    Adorable…..great job.

  17. So cute! Love the upcycling! Thanks so much for linking up :)

  18. So cute! Love the upcycling! Thanks so much for linking up :)

  19. Vicki K. says:

    I love how such humble elements can add up to something beautiful! The light colored burlap has a good spring feel to it. I'm thinking ahead to an Easter or Mother's Day arrangement!

  20. Vicki K. says:

    I love how such humble elements can add up to something beautiful! The light colored burlap has a good spring feel to it. I'm thinking ahead to an Easter or Mother's Day arrangement!

  21. Anne says:

    Such a pretty transformation! Saw them over at Funky Junk's linky party.

  22. Anne says:

    Such a pretty transformation! Saw them over at Funky Junk's linky party.

  23. That is beyond darling and creative! I don't know if I ever would have thought of that but I won't ever look at a Lays can the same way again! :-) Thank you so much for linking this up to our Inspiration Friday party!
    Vanessa

  24. That is beyond darling and creative! I don't know if I ever would have thought of that but I won't ever look at a Lays can the same way again! :-) Thank you so much for linking this up to our Inspiration Friday party!
    Vanessa

  25. thatsmyjob says:

    LOVE IT! Would like to share it……will link up to you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. CUTE!
    http://www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  26. thatsmyjob says:

    LOVE IT! Would like to share it……will link up to you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. CUTE!
    http://www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  27. bj says:

    SOOOOO cute. I can't wait to make some for my mantel. Thanks much for the cute tip.

  28. bj says:

    SOOOOO cute. I can't wait to make some for my mantel. Thanks much for the cute tip.

  29. I LOVE this idea! So stinkin cute! I found you through Mustard Seed Interiors. I am a new follower. :) I would love if you stopped by my blog, too!

  30. I LOVE this idea! So stinkin cute! I found you through Mustard Seed Interiors. I am a new follower. :) I would love if you stopped by my blog, too!

  31. Mariaelena says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! I too found you through Miss Mustard Seed….Your blog is wonderful. Can't wait to make some of these vases. I love burlap, flowers and recycling!! These are perfect and can't wait to see them in my home. I recently started a blog of my own and would love for you to visit….just became a follower of yours and plan on visiting regularly.
    }Mariaelena
    http://www.cottagelivingfrombeachtoburbs.blogspot.com

  32. Mariaelena says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! I too found you through Miss Mustard Seed….Your blog is wonderful. Can't wait to make some of these vases. I love burlap, flowers and recycling!! These are perfect and can't wait to see them in my home. I recently started a blog of my own and would love for you to visit….just became a follower of yours and plan on visiting regularly.
    }Mariaelena
    http://www.cottagelivingfrombeachtoburbs.blogspot.com

  33. A most fantastic idea! I especially love the loosely covered ones.
    xo,
    Sena

  34. A most fantastic idea! I especially love the loosely covered ones.
    xo,
    Sena