I love flowers. And now that Spring is … well … in full bloom, with summer to follow, fresh flowers are a no brainer way of bringing beauty, elegance and nature into your home … or showing someone you care. I rarely cross paths with anyone, male or female, who doesn't appreciate flowers. But depending on where you buy them, flowers can be expensive.
Here are some ways of finding nature's perfect brilliance without spending a fortune:
5. Herbs and spices are a cheap and healthy way to decorate your home. Instead of plants you can't eat, consider a window-box herb garden. Not only are they green and beautiful, they are easy to grow.
6. Buy aromatherapeutic flowers like lavender and eucalyptus plants that can be dried. Each smells divine, looks fantastic and lasts a long time, so you really get your money's worth. I purchased a wicker ring at a dollar store, wrapped eucalyptus leaves around it and decorated my wreath with the blossoms of tiny silk roses, baby's breadth and sunflowers. It makes my home smell so clean, and I love it! (So does my neighbor.) I don't think of myself as crafty, but I just had an idea in my head of what I wanted to hang on a wall and tried it. I needed 4 bunches of eucalyptus, 3 twigs of different colored, silk flowers and the circle. My total cost: $25.00.
Now it's your turn. With a little ingenuity and knowing places to shop, you can enjoy beautiful flowers at very affordable prices.
Extra tip: I once attended a wedding reception where the table centerpieces were small clay pots of African violets, which guests were encouraged to take home. It was simple, charming and probably saved the bride's family a bundle.