This time of year inexpensive pots of mums in every color can be found at most grocery, discount or garden stores. I needed to send flowers to the funeral home and knew it would cost a minimum of thirty dollars. I could not afford to spend that much money on a potted plant or spray.
I saw these gallon potted mums outside our grocery store priced 2 for $14. They were just beginning to bloom so they were perfect. I got a pot of them for seven dollars. I went to the Family Dollar store and picked up some green shiny wrapping paper for one dollar.
I went home and put the green paper up around the pot and tied it with a pink and green ribbon. I also had a card holder I had saved to stick down in the plant, and put a card on just like the florist. For nine dollars I had a plant to take to the funeral home and it looked as good as the other expensive ones that were there.
Always check your craft, fabric, and party sections of the store to get good deals on ribbon. Especially after holiday seasons when stuff goes on half price. Get a box or a tub to put your supplies in...ALWAYS BE PREPARED!