Friday's Favorite: Frugal Flowers


Flowers and greenery are an easy and cheap way to add that special touch to your home. I love using different types of arrangements in my decor. It's even better when you can shop your yard! Some of my most favorite arrangements have been the ones I put together with branches and blooms from my yard. Even simple stems of leafy greens look amazing when paired with a pretty vase. Here are some of the arrangements I've made using clippings from my yard. 

Azaleas from the spring

Branches of lemon-lime colored leaves (these will last practically forever like this-all you have to do is change the water periodically)

Magnolia leaves mixed in with cedar and grocery store carnations (this was an arrangement I made for Christmas)


Knock-out roses mixed with gardenias and greenery (a simple summertime arrangement)

So, the next time you need to spruce things up on the cheap, check your yard and bring the outdoors in.
The Shabby Nest is hosting a Frugal Friday party today. Check out her site for more frugal decorating ideas.

 Happy Friday!!!

13 comments:

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Cute vase ideas. I am horrible at vases and arrangements! cute blog!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

I love fresh flowers......bringing the outdoor in is one of my favorite decorating rules!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great ideas! I so wish I had a green thumb and a knack for arranging flowers like you!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

I make flower arrangements from the yard all the time! I love doing it! Yours looked great!

Thanks for stopping by earlier! Good luck!

~Kim

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

I'm so jealous of your flowers! I wish had more growing outside! Such a cute name to your site!

southerninspiration said...

Cute blog!! I recognize a few SLaHOME things!!!

Suzanne

Sallie said...

Flowers are great way to make a room look fresh. I'll definitely be trying your ideas.

Stacia Howard said...

Beautiful!
My son (9yrs) brought home some flowers for me yesterday after I had to have a trip to the hospital and some test run, it really made the room glow! I just picked some pink roses blooming outside and sat them in the kitchen! So pretty!

Cheryl said...

I would love to do this...but my cats eat real flowers/plants/greenery. They even nibble at the faux flowers sometimes lol

Jen r. said...

Love frugal flowers! Jen

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hello, AL girl! Nice to meet you & thanks for stopping by for the giveaway.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Beautiful fresh flowers! I wish we had the abundance of flowers here that you Southerners have!

~ Sarah

Betty Jo said...

Beautiful flowers. I adore the azaleas especially. ♥