In addition to home staging and interior redesign I love to entertain and come up with creative uses for flowers to add ambiance and wow my guests. I call this party staging, making any special occasion more memorable, beautiful and interesting. Because flowers can be so expensive and don’t last long, I have found ways to create Creative Inexpensive Floral Arrangementsmini floral arrangements that really give you a bang for your buck.

For this demonstration I chose 7 sunflowers for their bright, beautiful color and size. I also purchased one small bunch of greens for added fill, texture and color. The total cost to make 4 mini arrangements and 1 centerpiece came to less than $20.00.

A trick to really bring your floral arrangements alive is vase filler. Get creative and use river rocks, peppers (as I have here), limes, lemons or wrap some leaves or a ribbon around the base of the flowers adding function and beauty. Use just enough water so the flower tips are submerged.

If you have a garden even better – use what you have. There’s no right or wrong way to create beautiful floral arrangements with interesting vase fillers, putting your own unique stamp on it.

Instead of using a traditional vase get creative and use anything from glass bowls, Ball jars, drinking glasses, tea cups and cachepots. I find a lot of inexpensive vases at HomeGoods, Pier One, Joss & Main and Pottery Barn. For these mini arrangements I used everyday drinking glasses.


Below is the finished product with 4 mini floral arrangements and one centerpiece pulling it all together.

Finished product

Later in the week I used 3 sunflowers from the centerpiece and created a new arrangement for my kitchen…

Three Sunflowers in a Tuscan Urn

I made this simple, inexpensive arrangement with one red rose, a sprig of berries, river rocks in a shallow glass bowl…

Rose in shallow bowl

Another way to bring nature indoors is by planting grass or moss found at your local nursery in a cachepot like this rustic terra cotta one from Pottery Barn for only $24.00. This really stretches your dollar because it lives on…

 Living room by Elite Staging and Redesign

You can place them in different rooms or use them outdoors…

Tuscan Urn from Pottery Barn

Use leftover greens to enhance your candles…

Candle with greens

Use a shallow bowl and float flowers in water for a spa like feel…

Floating Floral Arrangement

As you can see it’s easy and inexpensive to brighten up any space using flowers without spending a fortune. If you’re having a special occasion, party or themed event and need some creative ideas or hands on help and/or inventory rental, call Kristine Ginsberg of Elite Staging and Redesign at 201-602-2562 or fill out our contact form. Our goal is to make your party a memorable one!