Hey guys! It’s time for this month’s edition of Thrifty Style Team hosted by Julie over at Redhead Can Decorate! Thrifty Style Team is a group of super-talented ladies who get together once a month to bring you DIY projects and decor inspiration that won’t break the bank!
My contribution to this month’s Thrifty Style Team is how to make an easy sunflower centerpiece using vintage bottles. This is an easy and straightforward way to use vintage bottles to create a centerpiece that packs a lot of punch despite it’s simplicity!
First, get some vintage bottles! I’m an avid bottle
hoarder collector and I’m always on the hunt for them whenever I go to flea markets or antique stores. For the centerpiece I chose bottles that are different sizes, shapes and colors to add a lot of visual interest. If you need tips on how to clean vintage bottles, check out my post on how to clean old bottles the quick and easy way!
Next, fill the bottles with water and add a sunflower stem to each bottle. Arrange on your table to your liking and you’re done! I used a reclaimed fence board on top of a crocheted table runner, but you can use trays or whatever strikes your fancy.
I’m lucky to live in a climate where sunflowers are easy to grow. These sunflowers are from seeds that fell in our garden from last year’s crop and volunteered this year. And since they’re from our garden, they’re fresh and they last a long time after cutting. I cut these three days before I took the photographs here and they still look like they were freshly cut. Here are my tips on how to keep cut sunflowers fresh!
That’s it for my contribution to Thrifty Style Team for this month! Check out the rest of this month’s Thrifty Style Team through the links below!
Redhead Can Decorate – Million Dollar Fresh Peony Centerpiece for $35
The Painted Hinge – Easy Sunflower Centerpiece with Vintage Bottles
DIY Beautify – How to Make an Industrial Initial Sign
2 Bees In A Pod – Rope Wrapped Candle Holder
Postcards From The Ridge – Solar-Powered Sea Glass Mason Jar Lanterns
The Tattered Pew – World Market Potting Bench Makeover
Sweet Pea – DIY Patriotic Garland
What Meegan Makes – Using Unique Vintage Pieces for Home Decor
Salvaged Living – Watermelon Garland for Summer
You have a wonderful collection of vintage bottles, Michelle! They look so beautiful filled with sunflowers. I had to slowly scroll through your post as I couldn’t stop admiring the beauty of each sunflower variety. I would love to grow sunflowers but the pesky deer always eat mine before they bloom. This centerpiece is absolutely beautiful!
This tablescape is absolutely gorgeous, Michelle!! Beautiful photos, too!! Your styling is perfection!!
Kelly Radcliff says
Michelle I love your centerpiece! Your thrifted bottles are all so pretty and I love sunflowers too! Pinned!
Your sunflowers are stunning, Michelle! I love the various colors placed in your vintage bottles. The wood plank is the perfect setting. Very inspiring for a fresh flower display.
Thanks for sharing, my friend.
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
I love old bottles and sunflowers so this idea speaks to my heart! And it’s so nice that you have them growing in your yard. Gorgeous!