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How To Create A Budget Friendly Spring Centerpiece

How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!

Hello, friends! I am so excited to share how I created a budget friendly Spring centerpiece for my table this year. I used some creativity to use some materials I already had on hand, re-purpose some decor I had stored away, and add some items I picked up at Dollar Tree!

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Today I am excited to join some fellow bloggers to bring you an Easter Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy at Country Road 407. We’ve all created some Easter decorating ideas to help you decorate your home this Spring! If you’ve come over from Virginia Sweet Pea, welcome!

How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!

Lisa from A Simply Styled Nest created this gorgeous Easter Spring centerpiece that is so beautiful! We were so inspired by her creation that we wanted to create something similar this Spring. You can find the full list of the Easter Pinterest Challenge at the end of my post!

I wanted to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece based on Lisa’s that was affordable, easy to put together, and beautiful. By using a basket that I already had on hand, some painted candle holders, greenery and faux flowers that I had leftover from previous projects, and some faux flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to stay on budget.

Materials Needed:

How To Create A Budget Friendly Spring Centerpiece

First I decided to use a basket that I already had on hand. This was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law and I love the color and texture of it! If you don’t already have a basket on hand, you could use a tray or a large wood bowl.

Then I placed this adorable mossy bunny that I found at Hobby Lobby in the middle (similar one here), along with a couple of painted candle holders and Dollar Tree candles to add height to the centerpiece. The varying heights creates dimension and interest, and I love the contrast of the white and green.

How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!

Next I made my first layer by laying down the greenery first. I had some faux boxwood stems on hand that I purchased at Target (from the dollar spot) a few months ago and had been using in other areas of my home. This first layer of greenery creates a base for placing the rest of the flowers and decor on top of it.

How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!

After adding those elements, I added some white flowers from Hobby Lobby, some of these faux peonies that I recently used for my daughter’s birthday party and some white faux petunias that I picked up at Dollar Tree.

How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!

TIP: Having neutral colored artificial flowers is a budget friendly way to create more with less. By keeping the color neutral you can display them in different ways year round, and that way you don’t need to buy different colors for every season!

Last year I found some wood eggs that I loved displaying on my tiered tray in my kitchen, and this year they found a home on my centerpiece! I thought they looked adorable sprinkled throughout the greenery near the green bunny. The natural color of the wood ties in with the basket and contrasts well against the greenery!

How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!
How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!

I purchased my table runner at Target last Spring and I love it so much. Here is a similar one from the Hearth and Hand line that I’m loving for Spring!

The only things that I had to purchase for my Spring centerpiece were the white petunias ($2), lighted candles ($1 each) and the green bunny ($4.79). Everything else I had on hand and repurposed/reused for this centerpiece. Having a stash of artificial flowers is a budget friendly way to decorate each season. I love being able to use items I already have and giving them a new life by using them in different ways!




Another thing that is great about this type of centerpiece is that it is easily removed from your table. Our table gets a lot of use with 4 kids, so being able to remove the centerpiece quickly and easily has been so nice!

Tips for decorating on a budget:

  • Take note of what you already have that you can use / re-purpose for your project. For my centerpiece I used greenery, a basket, and candle holders that I had in other areas of my home. (The candle holders started as a completely different color!)
  • Shop at discount stores / use coupons for items you need. I found some beautiful artificial flowers at Dollar Tree, and have also purchased floral stems for 50% off at Hobby Lobby. (If the flowers aren’t on sale at Hobby Lobby, make sure to use your mobile 40% off coupon!) Thrift stores are a great place to look for decor. I also try to check the Target clearance end caps weekly for home decor items! Here are more ideas for how to save money!
  • Buy decor staples that can be used all year round. I have items in my home that work throughout every season, and can be changed up to work for different holidays. For example: instead of buying a red Christmas basket, try using a plain natural basket that can work all year round. You can just add a Christmas ribbon to it or Christmas decor inside of it to make it work for your decor! This is a great way to use items for more than just one season.

I hope you enjoyed my budget friendly Spring centerpiece! I loved putting it together this year to bring some Spring into my home.

How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!
How to create a budget friendly Spring centerpiece! By using neutral decor and artificial flowers from Dollar Tree I was able to create this beautiful centerpiece on a budget!

Next you can head over to see what Carol at Bluesky at Home created for her Spring Pinterest Challenge! I’m so excited to see what everyone has come up with and created for the challenge. I hope you enjoyed my budget friendly Spring centerpiece and that it inspires you this Spring!

For more inspiration head over and see my friends’ Spring challenges!

County Road 407

Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Our Southern Home

Decor To Adore

Decorate and More with Tip

LetÒ€ℒs Add Sprinkles

Lora Bloomquist

My Wee Abode

Le Cultivateur

Chasing Quaintness

Art and Sand

Stilettos and Shiplap

Sweet Pea

A Heart Filled Home

Bluesky at Home

French Ethereal

Thank you for reading, friends! I hope you enjoyed getting some inspiration for your Easter and Spring decorating!

If you love DIY projects, you’ll love my tutorial for a DIY hand-lettered canvas, my DIY simple cake stand, and these easy farmhouse candle holders!


Make sure you’re following me on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for DIY project ideas and home decor inspiration!

Thank you for reading, friends!

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24 Comments

  • Reply Benita March 18, 2019 at 6:04 am

    I love this centerpiece with the candlesticks. Your moss bunny is just adorable! The wooden eggs are a great touch also! Have a great one! Hugs!

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much Benita! I just couldn’t resist that moss bunny πŸ™‚

  • Reply Paula A Skulin March 18, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Your centerpiece is so pretty, Leslea! Adding candles to give the arrangement some height is a great tip.

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you Paula! I appreciate your comment and your kind words! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Katie Mansfield March 18, 2019 at 7:26 am

    This is adorable. I do the like the petunias. They look awesome! It’s wonderful that they are form Dollar Tree. I love decorating on a budget.

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you Katie! Decorating on a budget is so much fun, you get to be creative and work with what you’ve got! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn March 18, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Your centerpiece is just lovely! I think I might need to go to Target for some wooden eggs. So cute!

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment Laura. I just saw more of those wooden eggs at Target this week, so cute! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lora Bloomquist March 18, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Leslea, I love those wooden eggs. I was wanting kraft-colored or wooden ones for my centerpiece, but couldn’t find any. Your centerpiece is so fresh and pretty; the candlesticks work perfectly in the center. Fun hopping with you!

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:53 pm

      Thank you so much Lora – it was so much fun to create. Target has those wooden eggs again this year in the dollar spot! Hope you can snag some! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome March 18, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Leslea, you and I are DIY sisters. Love how you used so much of what you had on hand to make this pretty centerpiece and then just filled in with a few purchases. How do we love Dollar Tree! and the Target Dollar Spot! Love the green bunny and the contrast with all the pretty flowers. Nice meeting you on this Pinterest~Inspired Challenge. Pinned to boards and tribes.

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words Carol! I appreciate your comment and your kind words πŸ™‚ Yes I just love using what I have on hand as much as possible! Dollar Tree and Target are the best – definitely my favorites! So nice to meet you for this challenge!

  • Reply Terrie March 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Leslea, I am in love with your centerpiece. This could be used any time with just a little change of the rabbits. I love how you styled the basket and gave us the tutorial on styling a basket. Happy Monday!

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      Terrie, thank you so much for your sweet words! It was so nice to meet you on this challenge! πŸ™‚

  • Reply cindy@countyroad407 March 18, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I’ve been wanting one of those little green bunnies and now I have to go get one. Love your elegant centerpiece. It turned out beautifully. Love the colors and that you chose candles too. Very creative. Great tutorial too. Thank you for joining in today!

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:56 pm

      Cindy you definitely need one of the green bunnies from Hobby Lobby! So adorable πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for having me for this challenge – it was so much fun to see everyone’s creations!

  • Reply Julie Briones March 19, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Beautiful, Leslea! Love that you made the florals and candle holders the ‘stars’ of the centerpiece, and that the moss bunny is a sweet little surprise. Thanks for the budget tips, too!

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you so much Julie! Yes the bunny is like a sweet surprise πŸ™‚ I’m all about budget friendly decor, so I’m glad you liked the tips I shared! So happy to have done this challenge with you!

  • Reply Emily March 19, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I absolutely love what you have created!! Such a beautiful centerpiece for sure!!!
    ~Emily

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you Emily! I really enjoyed putting it together! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amber Ferguson March 21, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Leslea it is absolutely gorgeous! I am headed straight to the Dollar Tree to look for those petunias. They look so pretty in your centerpiece! I would love for you to link up over at Thursday Favorite Things this week!

    So happy to be joining you again for another fun challenge. Happy Spring!

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:49 pm

      Thank you so much Amber! Those petunias were definitely my favorite find while at Dollar Tree! Happy Spring! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap March 23, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Love this! The flowers you combined and the sweet little mossy bunny are adorable. Great job!

    • Reply Leslea March 25, 2019 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you so much Tara! I appreciate your sweet words πŸ™‚

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