I love fresh flowers. Whether you get them from a local florist like me or just the supermarket, please don’t just plop them in a random vase filled all the way up with water. Make sure to trim them to the correct size and don’t fill up the vases with too much water. As long as you’re using plant food and changing out the water, just fill them up halfway. Otherwise they’ll continue to grow and bend over.

Just follow my tips for putting together a beautiful spring centerpiece that seriously took little to no effort on my part. As long as you plan smart, making a quick centerpiece can take less than 30 minutes from beginning to end and people will think you spent HOURS putting it all together.

While I love tulips and roses as much as the next person, you don’t need to buy expensive flowers in order to make your house feel like spring time. I bought all these flowers for $35. I just used mini-carnations, pom poms, million stars, and spray gerbers. They’re plentiful all-year round and come in a variety of playful spring colors this time of year.

Trim the flowers to the correct length, and cut every individual bloom. That way, you won’t get stuck with an awkward shape when you’re making the bunches. If you’re using a vase with a round opening, you want the overall shape of the flowers to be round. And cut the flowers so they’re literally resting on the neck of your vase. I’m using mason jars here because I’m lazy and I happen to always have a lot of them lying around.

When you’re using inexpensive flowers, you can make them look way bougier by bunching a lot of the similar blooms really closely together directly near the top. That way combined they can have a higher impact. So keep in mind how many blooms come in
each bunch that you’re buying.

Instead of making one or two giant centerpieces, think about making a few smaller ones that are an appropriate height so people can eat freely and won’t have to look around the flowers in order to eat. They’re supposed to be an accent, not steal the whole show at dinner. (Plus make sure they aren’t too fragrant, people are trying to eat)

You can contrast but match the neutrals. So if you have something ivory, only get ivory, don’t mix in other shades of white because it’ll look like the store ran out of the good stuff. Plus don’t mix warm* and cool** colors together. You want things to be contrasting while also being cohesive at the same time.
*Warm colors — reds, oranges and yellows
** Cool colors — greens, blues, purples

 

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