Penny Vases

For a casual event, craft low-cost centerpieces from disposable water bottles. Fill a used water bottle 3/4 of the way with water, and insert a small bunch of flowers. Put the bottle in a paper lunch bag, cuff the top to match the bottle height, and gather the bag at the bottleneck with a ribbon and tie a bow. Thanks to Brenda Jones, professional development coordinator of the Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (, for the idea.