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DIY: HOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE FLORAL CENTERPIECE

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Over the weekend I made a unique floral centerpiece for an upcoming entertaining story—I can’t wait to share it with you! There’s nothing like an impressive arrangement of exotic flowers to grace your entry, dinner table, nightstand, or coffee table. However sometimes exotic flowers aren’t always accessible or in the budget. And if you are a beginner, it’s best to practice arranging flowers that don’t carry such a high price tag.
 
In this post, I will show you how to take  simple grocery store flowers from good to great in four simple steps. What made this centerpiece so unique was not the flowers in the arrangement, but the container that held it all together. Let’s take a look.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

flowers

a container of your choice  (here I used a woven chest)

pruning shears (or Kitchen Scissors)

floral foam brick(s)

aluminium foil (optional)


 STEP 1:

Easy Centerpiece Ideas

On your next grocery store run take a stroll through the floral department for a little color inspiration. Shades of white, blues, yellows, and hot pink were amongst my selections this past weekend from alstroemeria to roses to hydrangeas.

Spread out your packaged bouquet. Remove lower leaves, extra stems, thorns, and ugly petals. Next place all like flowers together in a cool, dry place. 

STEP 2:
Easy Centerpiece Ideas

With a butter knife, cut your floral foam to fit the desired container. Next, fill a separate container with water and stir in a packet of flower food. Submerge the cut foam brick into the water. Remove the foam brick and wrap the lower half of the brick in aluminum foil. The wrapping step is only necessary if you are not using a waterproof container.

STEP 3:

Easy Centerpiece Ideas

I like to start by positioning the largest flowers first. Cut each stem at a 45-angle (in a diagonal) to its desired length. If you have only a few large flowers, keep more of the leaves help to cover empty space.  When using a smaller container be sure to leave room for smaller flowers in the next step.  

STEP 4:

Easy Centerpiece Ideas
Lastly, use the smaller (filler) flowers as accents. Adjust stems as needed until you are happy with the shape and size of your arrangement. Make it simple, keep your sanity. 

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  1. […] How to Create a Unique Floral Centerpiece […]

  2. Candice D says:

    Tried this last week and it worked! I don’t have a green thumb, but I was able to do the arrangement. Thank you!!!

    • Erika Ward says:

      Thank you for letting me know. You’re going to have so much fun arranging various flowers in new containers. Your options are endless!

  3. This is so adorable! It’s a unique idea that will beautify any wedding ceremony. Just love it, thanks for the inspiration

  4. […] This shows you how to make a unique floral centerpiece. […]

  5. Rogers Roy says:

    I love the floral centerpiece. Your floral centerpiece looks so cute. Next weekend I would follow your instruction to make this. Thanks for great ideas.

  6. Sherry Hart says:

    Beautiful girl! So clever!

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Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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