DIY- Frugal fall centerpiece for under $5


My son picked this basket up for me second hand shopping (so proud, he knows his mom) and I new exactly what I was going to do with it…add Fall flowers.


I was given a batch of faux flowers from a relative and also found a bag of pumpkins second hand for a couple dollars a few weeks ago so I had all my supplies.


Now if you were to go out and buy the supplies to keep the cost down always shop second hand. You can hit church sales, yard sales or thrift shops. Make sure to have a budget and stick to it. Tell yourself you have a certain amount to work with and hunt around to stay within that budget. It is fun accomplishing that goal when you are trying to be frugal. Just trying to do my part in keeping everyone out of dept which can lead to stress, then health issues. Lets not forget it isn’t good for our planet either. Do we really need all the things we think we do?


It would be very easy to go out in the world and use credit to get things like Holiday decorations but it isn’t really necessary with all the stuff we have available in this world now. The planet will thank you for up-cycling the forgotten items.

If you have a hard time finding faux flowers to decorate with, try the dollar stores, or better yet add some live plants to a basket that you already have out in your garden. If you don’t have a garden ask a friendly neighbor if there are any clippings from their gardens you can have…get creative with being frugal.

In our neighborhood we give each other eggs, plants, seeds, food, magazines, old craft supplies etc…we usually ask our neighbors first if they want something before we donate anything.

Once you get your basket and supplies, start clipping your flowers to add to Styrofoam in center of basket.


Make sure to arrange evenly around basket, working a little at a time on each area and stepping back to see if everything balances out nicely.


The lavender vines I added to my basket came from a small wreath I bought at the dollar store. I removed the flowers from the wreath and added them to my centerpiece. The wreath I will use later for a Christmas wreath to give away, they make great gifts.


Okay here it is… the finished product.


It is sitting on a table my husband and son just finished. The table is now in our kitchen as an island. Another up-cycle item that was being tossed on pick up day in our city. All it needed was a table top and a pretty re-make. They spent a long time sanding the top and bottom before sealing it.


It came out really nice and now my husband and son have a pasta table to make their homemade pastas on and I have a great table to add my pretty Fall centerpiece to.


Happy hunting everyone, hope you have a fun time finding supplies for a beautiful centerpiece yourself.



7 Comments Add yours

  1. mel says:

    Wonderful centerpiece, it goes really great with your table!

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  2. You are very creative. These are beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  3. You couldn’t have gone into any store and found a centerpiece that beautiful! It is a great addition. Well done 🙂

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    1. Wow, that just made my day…thank you for that beautiful compliment. It is time to work on the Christmas arrangements now. Just git home from a trip up north to Our Little Red House. We spent Thanksgiving up there. It is so beautiful out in woods and that valley up there. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

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      1. Awwww that makes me happy 🙂 Our thanksgiving was wonderful 🙂

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