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For the past 6 years, I’ve been staring at my table thinking, ‘Dang.  I need a centerpiece.’  So, for 6 years I’ve been keeping my eyes open for something I loved…and then last Friday, I found it.  An awesome floral arrangement, in MY colors, perfect for my table, at Pier 1.  I grab the price tag, thinking maybe um…$59 bucks??  Oh, no.  Try $179!  Holy cow, I had no idea arrangements were that pricey.  I must be so out of it.  Anyway, I teetered back and forth, trying to decide if it was worth the chance of getting in big husband-trouble…and, I decided NOT.  La, la, la…the next day I’m at Jo-Ann Fabrics picking up some pleather to reupholster the seats on my kitchen stools.  (My lovely kids cut them up with scissors.)  Right when I walk in, I see flowers and I think…’Freak.  I haven’t done a craft in years.  Can I pull this off?’  A wave of ambition came over me and I started loading up on greenery and flowers, oh and found a small pot, and those blocks of green stuff that you stab flowers in.

I have absolutely no idea if I did this the ‘correct’ way, but all I know is I threw it together in 30 minutes and might like it just as much, if not more, than the arrangement at Pier 1.

All I did was cut the green foam stuff (do you like that terminology?) up and jammed it down tight into my pot.

I placed my flowers out on the table in the way I though I would like them in the pot, then I started stuffing!  So easy, and may I say…pretty fun.

I tried to find flowers and greenery of different shapes, sizes, and textures, to add a little visual interest.  I started in the middle with what I wanted to be the tallest, and just worked my way down.  Unless I’m delusional, I think it turned out pretty good!  And, the best part…rather than paying $179, it cost me about $65 bucks.  Next time, I’ll wait for silk flowers to go on sale, and save even more.  :)  I’m already anxious to make another one…maybe for a gift?

P.S.  Have you linked up YOUR great idea at the Saturday link party!?!  Hurry over there, today’s the last day…until next Saturday. :)

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Mariel (mahr-eeee-elle) is a mother to six, wife to one. Loves homeschooling, golfing, cupcakes, traveling, cuddling, non-fiction books, gardening, James Taylor, and family time. This is her blog. Enjoy!

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