If you know me at all, or follow me on Instagram, you know I’m a total sucker for flowers. Especially this season. This winter was a hard one with the incredible amounts of snow we got but I’ve found having a simple vase full of flowers in the house every week seemed to make me not lose hope that spring would come eventually (even though it does feel far off since as I type this it’s snowing again. :)). One way I perk up a simple arrangement by fall is by simply snipping a few branches from our lilac bushes and popping them in the vase. I’ve never had luck forcing lilacs so these are in the arrangement solely for the buds.
What you’ll need to create a simple $5 vase for spring or your Easter table:
1. A wide mouth vase or jar half filled with water
2. Branches: I chose lilac because I love the interesting way the branches look
3. A $5 bouquet of tulips (I find these on a weekly basis at Trader Joe’s or my grocery store)
Place the branches in your vase and arrange in a way to spread out the branches.
Take about half the leaves off your tulips and one by one criss-cross them in your vase over the branches. (See photo above for how I criss-crossed the stems.) You’re done. It’s that simple!
For a big event I’ve done this same arrangement but in a giant apothecary jar with two bunches of tulips and a few more branches. It’s made quite the impact and it only cost $10… talk about an inexpensive wedding centerpiece!