Cottage Flower Arrangement for Under $10!

This cottage style flower arrangement is shockingly affordable! Follow these tips for putting your own inexpensive flower display together!
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Welcome to this month's installment of the Thrifty Style Team! We are a group of thrifty-lovin-do-it-yourself-ers, and we love sharing our ideas with you on the first Wednesday of every month!

You'll find the links to each original post below, but first let's take a closer look at how I put together this beautiful flower arrangement for under $10!

I have been so impressed with the quality of faux flowers that I've been seeing lately! I recently shared some incredibly real looking faux tulips that I purchased, and today's arrangement was an even better steal!

Keep reading for my sources and tips!

Instagram is a huge source of inspiration for me, and I loved this pitcher of faux flowers by Natalie at Vintage Porch. This was my inspiration for my own floral arrangement. Natalie is a huge lover of saving money too, and her arrangement was very inexpensive...she used flowers from the dollar store! Wouldn't these colors be perfect for fall?


I headed to my local DollarTree to see what I could come up with.

Supplies Needed for a Cottage Flower Arrangement


  • 4-5 bunches of flowers in complimentary colors (I chose creamy white roses, butter yellow roses and a bunch of white asters) If your store doesn't have a great selection, you can purchase them online here.
  • 3 single stem flowers for a punch of color (I used these flowers)
  • 1-2 greenery picks (this is the one I used)
  • pitcher
Tip: purchase items in odd numbers for a more pleasing arrangement!

buttery yellow roses

These buttery yellow roses are from the DollarTree!!! I love that they are offering so many more beautiful products these days! You can even fluff them and bend the stems slightly to give a more realistic look! I definitely think mixing up your florals will give a more realistic, beautiful look!

* the 4 floral bunches above were from DollarTree, but I needed something different so I shopped Hobby Lobby for the pink flowers and the greenery. Total money spent = $8 plus tax!!!

Tip: shop Hobby Lobby when florals are all on sale to save a bunch!

When choosing a vessel for your floral arrangement, there are a few things to consider:

  • Do you want your arrangement to be full and 'tight' or droopy and loose?
  • Are your stems all the same size or do you have some stems that are shorter?
  • Is the greenery realistic enough to display, or are you wanting to hide it?

My floral bunches from DollarTree had beautiful flowers, but the greenery was quite plastic-y looking, so I wanted my flowers to be bunched tightly together to disguise the greenery as much as possible! But I still wanted a loose, cottagey type feel to the arrangement.

I also was using the pink ranunculus picks, which have shorter stems, and I needed to have my flowers close together so they could be tucked into the other flowers and stay put.

The large ironstone pitcher I used has an opening of about 4.5-5", which was perfect for holding the flowers snugly together, without them looking squashed.

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The lighter colors provide a beautiful neutral backdrop for the pretty pink! I love a bit of pink in the spring, and this inexpensive arrangement doesn't disappoint!

farmhouse living room

I love it in our shabby farmhouse living room! With all the white and lighter colors in here, it adds a pretty punch of pink!

side table vignette

close up

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These do not look like dollar store flowers!

cottage living room

I just purchased these affordable silk peonies and will probably tuck one or two into this arrangement when they arrive! I hope you're inspired to create your own stunning floral arrangement from shopping discount stores!

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  1. That arrangement is gorgeous and you seriously would never guess the flowers were from the dollar store! Well done!

    1. Thanks so much! I love putting together such inexpensive arrangements!

  2. What a gorgeous arrangement! It's hard to believe that most of it is from the dollar store!

  3. Cindy, your arrangement is screaming 'bring on spring' you are right about the dollar store having some pretty decent faux blooms. enjoy your arrangement.

  4. Your home is so gorgeous, Cindy, and your flower arrangement looks like it cost so much more than, $10! You have a wonderful knack for design.

  5. Cindy that looks gorgeous! I am so ready for Spring as I look out at wet snow here on Long Island!

    1. Thank you Susan! Hang on girl, Spring is on the way!!

  6. This is GORGEOUS, Cindy! What a lovely arrangement! I'm getting excited for all things Spring! <3

  7. Dollar Store! I love it when you can find great deals that turn into gorgeous home décor. As always, it's inspiring to visit your blog.
    Happy Spring, Cindy...

  8. I'm not so good at flower arranging, real or otherwise, but they always add a punch of life to a room.

    1. Trust me bliss, you could handle this! It's as easy as just plunking the flowers into the pitcher ;)


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