There are plenty of ways to stick to your budget and achieve the look you want. Simple can mean using a collection of small bud vases running down the center of the table or cluster in the middle of a round table with a few stems per vase. Or, perhaps pick one color flower and mix with lots of greenery. You can afford elegant flowers by merely using (3) three stems per arrangement and filling it in with filler flowers and greenery. I promise you will not be disappointed with these tips on making simple centerpieces.
Loose Natural Feel Centerpiece
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Instead of tight and formal arrangements, try having your centerpieces with a natural, relaxed feel. Add roses, stock, dusty miller, and greenery of your choice. Looking for a circular fuller centerpiece? Use big blooms, hydrangeas, roses, delphinium, hypericum, bear grass, and italian ruscus. Instead of using a glass vase maybe use an enamel pitcher, milk bottle, metallic mirror vase or an antique vase.
Mason Jars or Jelly Jars
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Create your own style mason jar (or jelly jar) by leaving it clear or painting it. Add twine, burlap or ribbon and make a hand-stamped tag and fill it with your favorite flowers or greenery. Mason jars can hold up to 15-20 flowers depending on the size of blooms. Fill the mason jar or keep it simple with a few stems of peonies, dahlia’s, alstroemeria, chrysanthemums, garden roses paired with either spray roses, delphinium, larkspur, and greenery. Fill the mason jars with baby’s breath and keep it simple! For a baby shower, add a touch of pink or blue with baby’s breath. Mason jars are used for many different looks, come in different sizes, and can be used in multiples as a centerpiece.
Having a tropical wedding? You don’t have to go all out with birds of paradise and hibiscus, keep it simple with tropical greens varying in sizes and arranging them as single stems in antique clear bottles. Mix and match Ti leaves, dagger leaves, galax greens, horsetail greenery, sago palm greens, podocarpus greens, teepee greens, sword fern greenery, and monstera greens. Want to add some color? Add leucadendron for a pop of red. There are plenty of choices!
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Make a classic romantic garland with the fav seeded eucalyptus or silver dollar eucalyptus. Consider mixing greenery when making your garland, silver dollar eucalyptus, olive branch, italian ruscus for lots of texture! Add mixed herb greenery for a fresh aroma garden style garland. We would recommend 10-14 stems every 8’ depending on the thickness you would like to make your garland.
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Teacups filled with rosebud blooms are sophisticated for a bridal shower and cute enough for a baby shower. Collect them throughout the year for unique shapes and sizes. To secure the flower in the teacup, cut floral foam to size to fit inside of each teacup. Looking for a romantic teacup? Add 3-5 rose buds with one or two stems of greenery and moss as a finishing touch to cover empty space. Perfect for a shower favor for the guests to take home.
Botanical or Antique Bottles
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Mix and match bottle shapes, sizes, and fill them with a few stems of your favorite flowers. Collect different shapes, colors, and sizes at tag sales, garage sales, and local flea markets. Add 2-3 stems for each bottle with flowers and greens. Here are some suggestions; carnations, chrysanthemums, monte casino aster, daisies, roses, and gerbera daisies. There are so many flowers from which you can choose!
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Do you have favorite vintage canisters or containers sitting around and you don’t know what to do with them? Fill them with flowers and make centerpieces! If you are using flowers with stems that can use support, make a grid with floral tape. This is a simple method to help secure the flowers in the canister to give it support. An alternative to the floral tape is chicken wire. Fill with your favorite flowers and greenery. Have fun and mix them with fun novelty flowers such as Veronica, allium, thistle, billy balls, and cornflowers.
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