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how to make a centerpiece items needed

Making a simple centerpiece can be easy, fun, and stylish for your wedding or event. You will need a vase, floral foam, floral scissors and the flowers of your choice. Here's how we created this arrangement - follow along with your favorite blooms!

Select your flowers.

For focal flowers, we used romantic Antike garden roses and light pink O'Hara garden roses. We added secondary flowers white ranunculus, pink ranunculus, and peach versilia roses. For texture, we added fillers peach Hypericum and green Hypericum. Finally, we used seeded eucalyptus and myrtle for greens.

Prepare your container.

First soak your floral foam in water and flower food. Then cut down the foam to fit the flower container. You can use clear waterproof tape to hold down the foam if you are transporting the flowers a long distance.

centerpiece with floral foam

Build your greenery base.

Add both types of greenery around the outer edges of the entire vase. Don't worry about making a perfectly rounded shape. You will be able to perfect the shape once you begin to add the focal flowers. The greenery will play a large part in covering the floral foam so make sure you are really filling the entire outside with greens.

centerpiece with floral foam and filler flowers
centerpiece with floral foam and filler flowers

Add your focal flowers.

Start inserting large focal flowers into the foam. Make sure to start making your rounded shape with the focal flowers, this way when you start adding your smaller flowers and fillers you will already have made a guideline for yourself to follow.

centerpiece with floral foam and flowers

Add your secondary and filler flowers.

Add your smaller flower and fillers and continue to create your desired arrangement shape.

finished centerpiece with flowers

You are finished when you are happy with the shape and balance of flowers in the arrangement. Arrangements with floral foam will last just as long as any flower arrangement in water. Floral foam evenly distributes water to the flowers for several days, and they can be watered to extend the life of the arrangement.