1-Drink a lot of beer and wine (not at one time) and eat a bunch of spaghetti sauce and mayonnaise (also not at one time or even at the same meal). Ok really you just need some bottles. For some reason my husband had been stacking empty wine bottles beside the sink so I decided to go ahead and make something out of them. Then I realized it had been awhile since I had cleaned the fridge so I went ahead and threw away some old mayo and salad dressing and pasta sauce and cleaned out those jars.
2-Peel off the labels of the jars. I used a tip that I learned here, and with some assistance from B, I removed the labels from the jars and bottles.
3-Buy some flowers. I bought a mix of 4 different bunches from Harris Teeter. I picked Fall colors since that was my theme. I have heard great things about buying flowers at Trader Joes and Costco as well.
4-Arrange the flowers and the jars so that they look amazing on your table/tables. I decided to use green and brown jars on one table and clear jars on the other. Then I had to arrange the flowers. That was probably the hardest part. Sometimes I'm not good at figuring out what looks good together but I think I did a decent job. I went with single flowers in the tall glasses and groups of smaller flowers in the smaller mason jars.
And there you have it. Lovely table centerpieces that are easy to make and not too costly. (PS-I got more complements on the flowers than the giant pot roast I made.)