Every morning this time of year I dread waking up in the dark. I like summertime and waking up with the sun’s warm rays touching my face. But since I can’t have that right now, I’m cheering up my interior spaces with pretty flowers. Today I’m sharing how to make a 10-minute floral centerpiece. It’s nice to have quick and easy projects that put a smile on your face. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Pink and white were the colors of choice, partly because Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and partly because I love the colors of pink and white.
Visit your local craft store and choose a few floral stems in a variety of heights. You’ll need floral Styrofoam for the base of the centerpiece, a bit of muslin or other cotton fabric to wrap the foam, and a pretty pink ribbon.
If you purchase sprays of silk flowers, you’ll need wire cutters to remove individual stems for your floral centerpiece.
Take one stem and stick it into your floral cube. You’ll notice that I cut off the corners of my cubes to make the base look a little more rounded once wrapped in the fabric.
Add your taller stems at the back of the display.
Place the shorter stems in front, and the fuller flowers toward the middle. Try not to overthink your floral centerpiece. When you see a field of flowers, they aren’t placed perfectly, yet the field is beautiful.
Set the Styrofoam cube in the center of a muslin square, cut to approximately 16″ x 16″. Gather up the ends loosely around the foam.
Wrap the pink ribbon around the base of the stems and tie a pretty bow. You might need to shift the fabric a bit to make it even, or even pull the fabric out a little bit so it looks rounded and soft, instead of taut and angular.
What’s great about working with floral stems is that they’re made of flexible wire. You can bend the stems into position, but remember not to be too particular. I think a floral centerpiece looks best when it’s not perfectly symmetrical.
My 10-minute floral centerpiece became the focal point of my kitchen table.
You might remember the pink flowered plates from my pink and white table setting.
And lucky me … the store had a pretty pink cake!
You’ll find plenty of flower options at the craft store, and you can often find them on sale.
These 10-minute floral centerpieces would be great for parties, showers, or even a DIY wedding. I’d love to know if you end up making one and what color flowers you choose!
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