This post shows how to put together Simple & Affordable DIY Spring Centerpieces.

Simple & Stunning Spring Centerpiece

You don’t have to run out and purchase all new items to make yourself a couple of Simple & Stunning DIY Spring Centerpieces. (Full disclosure, I did purchase the gossamar faux white ficus tree in January, and the trailing blue wildflower).

There is a tub of faux flowers in the basement that I re-visit from season to season. You may recognize some of the items I’ve used from past posts. You’ll notice I used the same flowers and greenery in both centerpieces for consistency.

I purposelly don’t cut the stems on the flowers when I use them. They are folded to the correct length and stuffed inside the container. Their next assignment may require a longer stem.

Faux Peonies Spring Centerpiece

I used the Thriller, Filler and Spiller Approach to creating both arrangments.

Simple & Affordable DIY Spring Centerpiece #1

List of Items Needed:

  1. Flower Vase or Container
  2. Focal Flowers
  3. Filler Stems
  4. Draping Stems
  5. Ribbon

One: Flower Vase or Container

You know how I love ginger jars. I’ve written a couple of posts about them over the past two years: How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar and How and Where to Style Ginger Jars. There is even a section on my Shop My Home dedicated to my favorite ginger jars.

Ginger jars work well for flower arrangements because their openings are fairly small. That saves you from needed so many faux flowers.

Simple & Stunning Spring Centerpiece in Turquoise Ginger Jar

Two: Focal Flowers (Thriller)

Fuschia Peonies! Done. I’ve used these for the past couple of years. They are beautiful. You can cut apart a faux peony bush or use individual stems. I have one bush in this arrangement; about 5 stems would work.

Pink Peonies for a Stunning Spring Centerpiece

Three: Filler Stems

For the dining room centerpiece, I recycled the aqua colored silver dollar stems from a fall arrangment. There are two stems that I intertwined with the peonies to create this assymetrical look.

Turquoise Silver Dollar Stems for Centerpiece

Four: The Draping Stems (Spiller)

There’s just something about the draping a plant that I love! It finished off the look in such a southern way. Maybe I’m reminded of the moss-draped trees in a beautiful southern estate.

Simple & Stunning Spring Centerpiece with pink peonies

I used both the faux green succulent and the trailing blue wildflower.

Pink Peonies in Turquoise Ginger Jar for Stunning Spring Centerpiece

Five: Tie a Ribbon

This step is strictly up to you. As a true southern girl, a beautiful flowy ribbon is always in order.

Simple & Stunning Spring Centerpiece

Here is a link to a video tutorial on my youtube channel.

Simple & Affordable DIY Spring Centerpiece #2

Chinoiserie Chic Living Room with Pink Peonies

List of Items Needed:

  1. Large Plant Container
  2. Focal Tree
  3. Underplant Flowers and Moss
  4. Draping Plants
  5. Surprise Element – Large White Quartz Geode

Large Plant Container

The vintage blue and white Chinoiserie fish bowl was the perfect container for this centerpiece. The one I’m using measures 12 inches tall and 16 inches wide.

Focal Tree

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using a regular ficus tree. But, a white one goes POW! And that’s what I like!! This one is about 4 ft tall.

Chinoiserie Living Room with Faux White Ficus Centerpiece

Underplant Flowers & Moss

Peonies were used as my underplant, because I love peonies and the color couldn’t have been more perfect for the living room. I buried the stems (6 individual stems) under the moss. By the way, I’m loving the reindeer moss these days. You can get it at most craft store and the big box stores as well.

Faux White Ficus and Faux Pink Peonies in Fishbowl

Draping Greens and Flowers

I used the same “spiller” faux flowers in both centerpieces.

Faux White Ficus Tree and Bright Pink Peonies make Stunning Spring Centerpiece

Surprise Element – Large White Quartz Geode

Shiny, sparkly, glittery things. I’ll just admit it. I’m drawn to them. Does that speak to my intellect? Maybe. Maybe not. It sure speaks to the beauty of shiny, sparkly! When I purchased this huge hunk of beautiful white quartz last year, I had no idea what to do with it. The gorgeous geode has been displayed around the house in a couple of areas, but never quite worked. It’s found it’s home! I love the breath taking surprise you find it you take a close look under the angel-leafed, white, faux ficus tree.

Hand Holding White Quartz Geode for Spring Centerpiece
Simple and Stunning Spring Centerpiece

There you have it my friends. Inspiration for pulling out your faux flowers, finding a container and making something beautiful.

Enjoy Today!
Love y’all,

Lori Nell

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Comments (16)

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    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      Thank you! Colors are life giving in my world. I appreciate your kind comment!

  2. acraftymix


    Those colors get me every time Lori and I love your tip of folding the stems over to the correct length. I always cut ours and then end up wanting to kick myself when I want to use them somewhere else.

  3. Reply

    I love, love these colors in your home and such fabulous tips on creating our own centerpieces. Very savvy on bending the stem rather than cutting it off…too many times I have been so aggravated that I cut them too short.

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      Thank you, Joyce!I’m so glad you like the tip! I’m constantly taking apart and reusing my stems.

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      What a kind, encouraging comment, Maria! Thank you so much!

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      Thank you, Meegan. I appreciate your kind comments. I’m certainly ready for Spring over here.

    • Southern Nell Gracious Living


      Thank you, Julie! Glad you liked the colors together. I appreciate your kind comments.

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