2) I shopped around for baskets and went to Michael's for their 40% off sale. The cheapest basket was around $4.
3) I decided to go to the Salvation Army thrift store and scored 5 really nice baskets for only .89 cents each. I was jazzed!
4) On my way home I stopped by the .99 Cent store "just because." Lo and behold, I found beautiful potted plants, including miniature roses, for only - well, you guessed it - .99 cents! Totally thrilled!
5) I picked up 2 packs of gray moss and a box of glittery pumpkins at Wal-Mart for basket fillers and decorations. I bought some sheer ribbon for about $3. Total spent: about $10.
6) I snagged some gold tissue paper that was going to be thrown out from the Thanksgiving Dessert Outreach our church had.
I thoroughly enjoyed putting together the 5 basket centerpieces. What's even better is that if I take out the glittery pumpkins and replace them with shiny ornaments and put a small bag of homemade toffee in the basket, I can give these baskets away as gifts to neighbors or the girls' teachers. The plants will easily stay alive and blooming till Christmas time. I figured I saved about $20 by shopping at bargain places. I thought the centerpieces looked quite attractive, too.