This post shows how to put together Simple & Affordable DIY Spring Centerpieces.
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.
I used the Thriller, Filler and Spiller Approach to creating both arrangments.
Simple & Affordable DIY Spring Centerpiece #1
List of Items Needed:
- Flower Vase or Container
- Focal Flowers
- Filler Stems
- Draping Stems
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.
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.
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.
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.
I used both the faux green succulent and the trailing blue wildflower.
Five: Tie a Ribbon
This step is strictly up to you. As a true southern girl, a beautiful flowy ribbon is always in order.
Here is a link to a video tutorial on my youtube channel.
Simple & Affordable DIY Spring Centerpiece #2
List of Items Needed:
- Large Plant Container
- Focal Tree
- Underplant Flowers and Moss
- Draping Plants
- 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.
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.
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.
Draping Greens and Flowers
I used the same “spiller” faux flowers in both centerpieces.
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.
There you have it my friends. Inspiration for pulling out your faux flowers, finding a container and making something beautiful.
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