I searched high and low to see if I could find something closer to home that had the same look and feel as I really didn't want to spend too much for one vase of flowers to no avail. Then I found this tutorial here.
It was super easy, and costs all of $4 to do.
If you live in an apartment like me and "sticks" aren't an easy option to find, I suggest using stems of any now dead bouquet of flowers you might have from Valentine's Day.
Here is what I came up with - what do you think?