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DIY Dollar Tree Spring/Summer Centerpiece – Frugal Novice

DIY Dollar Tree Spring/Summer Centerpiece


Note: This is a partnered post with Dollar Tree. I hope you enjoy this DIY decor project – it is my concept, and all opinions in this post are mine as well.

Spring is in the air, and I’ve been having fun helping our home decor reflect the change in seasons. Our Easter decor is put away, and there aren’t any more holidays we’ll decorate for until the Fourth of July, so I was on the hunt for a table centerpiece that would work through spring and the first half of summer.

I don’t want to spend a ton on decor items, and it can be easy to spend upwards of $40 to end up with something cute, so I decided to shop Dollar Tree for some stylish and affordable options.

I knew I wanted something colorful, so a blue woven placemat jumped out at me as the perfect base for our centerpiece.

Next I looked at vases – they have a TON, which I knew because I’ve shopped their vases for an office party before. But I hadn’t seen these bud vases before, with a fun orange chevron print. The orange contrasts against the blue perfectly!


Next I needed to find something to fill the vases. Dollar Tree has a lot of flower options, but I wanted to do something a little different and was thrilled to find sprigs of onion grass along with the artificial flowers. I bought nine sprigs so I could have three in each vase, and then I pulled the grass off of the branches so it would sit at the right height in the vases.



I love the finished product of this centerpiece – it’s bright, cheery, and modern, and it’ll be perfect on our dining table for months to come. And the best part? It was just $13 total for all the supplies (I priced it out and it would’ve been more than twice this cost if I shopped at another major retailer for similar supplies, by the way)!


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  • Jennifer April 12, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    That is so cool! Dollar Tree is one of my favorite stores. You can get so much for so little.

  • Dawn April 12, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I love Dollar Tree. I used to be one of those people who wouldn’t set foot in the store, and THEN I went in. I missed so much by not going in sooner!

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

    That is a seriously cute idea. I shop at the dollar tree all the time, so I think I might make one of these, too!

  • lisa April 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I love Dollar Tree! They have neat stuff and you never know what you’re gonna find!

  • Daisy April 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    This is super cute! We have a Dollar Tree near our house. I need to visit to pick up these supplies.

  • Chelley @ AisForAdelaide April 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    i love that idea- such a great spring idea! I love the vessels- I need some of those- I love chevron!

  • Mama to 5 BLessings April 13, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    What a nice centerpiece. Simple and yet classy!

  • Laura (Lauras Little House Tips) April 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I love decorating ideas from Dollar Tree. It amazes me how creative you can get and still be frugal. I too have added a few pieces and created a few for my front porch. I think people think I spent a fortune but only you and I need know how practical we can be lol and of course the entire blogging world haha.

  • Andrea Kruse April 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Very true about spending too much on decor! This is such a cute idea. Love the chevron pattern on the vases.

  • Jenna Wood April 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Those Chevron glasses/vases are super cute and I love the simplicity of the onion grass. We craft a lot with supplies from the Dollar Tree.

  • Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations April 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    This is so pretty and creative! Love the chevron!

  • Liz Mays April 13, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    That’s really cute and very summery. It’s great that it was so affordable!

  • Kelly Hutchinson April 13, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    What a great looking centerpiece. I would never have guessed you got this at the Dollar Tree. It looks fantastic.

  • Brett April 13, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    This is so cute! I’ve been thinking of how to use the grass in my home, this project would be perfect.

  • Aubrey April 13, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    What a cute way to bring some spring into the house. I like the chevron vases.

  • Autumn @Mamachallenge April 13, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Those are so cute! I would love to have one on my kitchen table!

  • Kristina April 13, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Wow, i never thought about the dollar tree for decorating items. Your centerpiece is very cute and i cannot wait to make one myself. Thank you for sharing!

  • Kathy April 14, 2015 at 7:25 am

    I love those center pieces. They look great! That’s great that you got this from Dollar Tree. I love going there for all items.

  • Our Family World April 14, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I love this idea. I love how simple it is. I can make some to keep around the house and ties everything in together.

  • Shauna April 14, 2015 at 9:41 am

    This is so simple, yet so pretty. I love it and think it looks amazing…

  • Ann Bacciaglia April 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

    This is such a nice centerpiece. I love shopping at the Dollar Tree. They have a great selection of tons of different products.

  • valerie g April 14, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    those are super cute. i wouldn’t have thought of that.