Even if you end up eating most meals curled up on the sofa while watching tv (it's ok we're guilty of it too), there are a few times a year when a nice candle lit dinner can be a nice touch. Even if you're not big on spending hundreds of dollars on flowers and are eating leftovers or takeout, there's always room for a simple centerpiece!
More often than not, we turn to Martha Stewart for floral advice. It isn't that her team is the end all in flower design, but more so that they've been creating pieces for all sorts of budgets for so long, that we always find some sort of inspiration.
We'd like to showcase a few ideas that are sure to keep you under-budget while making any dinner, even if eaten alone, a special one.
Try just a few stems in a vase, bowl or glass to accent a few candles, or forgo the flowers all together and anchor a plate of pretty pillars with some red beans or rice. They'll make cleaning up the wax a snap and might make use of things you already own! Check out more Valentine's Day floral arrangements over at Martha Stewart