I considered dragging myself to local thrift stores to find discarded vases, until the idea struck to use the half gallon Mason jars I keep for pickling. The chrysanthemums were bought very inexpensively in the Los Angeles Flower District. All I really had to do was trim each stem and take off most of the leaves. Each jar was filled with 6 of the giant blooms. The tulle, which I already had on hand, was tied in a simple bow around each jar and fluffed up a bit. The only caveat was that I couldn't let anyone take the jars home, but was happy to share the bouquets.