I found these pillar vases at HomeSense for $5 each. You can tell they are cheap, the glass bottom is a little uneven and the rim is wide. But I think they are perfect for something like this. A trip to Michael’s for a small spool of clear jewelry string and a single stem of an artificial Orchid.
Vases: 3 x $5 = $15
Total cost: $23.50
Once all the supplies had been acquired about an hour at the kitchen table and some super glue later you have this fresh springy center piece.