4 Steps to a Beautiful Centerpiece January 28, 2012

Mr. wonderful gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, for our anniversary, recently. While I am not a professional florist, my mother was a stellar entertainer. Having lots of dinner parties, and not a lot of money, she always made her own centerpieces. Her tables always looked like a wonderful celebration was about to take place.

I learned a lot, just watching her. Years later, I always enjoy making my own centerpieces and if you haven’t tried it yourself, it’s easier then it might look.

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1. First of all, find a bowl or pot that you want to use for your arrangement. Whether it’s silver, pottery, or glass, something about 4 to 5 inches tall is ideal. Cut a piece of floral foam a little bit larger than the bowl and push it into the vessel. You want the foam to fit snugly so that it doesn’t move around.

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2. Starting in the middle of the foam, cut your stems to the desired length, so that you can eventually have an arrangement no more than about a foot tall. Remember, you’re going to want to be able to see the person across the table!

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3. Keep turning the arrangement, to make sure the arrangement is evenly filled from all sides, shortening the stem length, as you reach the edge of the bowl.
4. Fill with water!

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See, it’s really not hard. I actually enjoy the process. What about you?

Happy weekend!

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  1. Confessions of a Plate Addict on January 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Barbara! It’s lovely! Have a great week!…hugs…Debbie

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