Do you like easy, simple ideas that are not complicated to understand or carry out? That’s me! Give me a tip that is easy that works, and I’m a happy camper. I am always on the look out for something that will make you happy, and I was wondering if you would like some quick tips.
Today I am showing you 3 simple centerpiece ideas. For all of these I used flowers that were either growing in my garden, or in the fields at the farm. I know you may not have fields of wildflowers at your disposal, but hopefully there are some ideas here you can use.
1. Rather than use one big vase, use several, smaller containers in a grouping. For the full post, click here.
Let’s say you are having friends over for dinner or just a snack and you want a simple, but elegant centerpiece. The only catch is you don’t want to spend much or hopefully any money. My solution is to cut flowers from your yard and put them in a few containers you have on hand. I used these inherited crystal pieces on a silver tray. The centerpiece did not require any new purchases. My daughter was having a birthday party, and my camellias were blooming. You could even pick out some jam jars, or other small containers to use. Be creative! If you don’t have flowers, you can usually buy something at the grocery store for $10 or less.
2. Use scotch tape as a floral frog. For the full post, click here.
Yes I used tape to secure my flowers in place and it worked very well. I first filled the container with water, then added tape to the top of the container in a crisscross fashion, like you were going to play tic tac toe.
Then I placed the flowers in the container. It worked beautifully!!
3. Use an unusual container for your flowers. For the full post, click here.
I actually kept several small jars that used to hold supplements. Then I placed them in this coke crate, filled them with water and placed wildflowers in each of the jars.
If you don’t have a coke crate, you can still walk around your house looking for something you can use to hold flowers, or maybe something you can put a jar in to hold water and flowers. I’ve even been known to use an old boot as a vase at the farm.
How do you display flowers? I’m always looking for new ideas!
Love the boot idea and the coke crate is a superb idea. I can’t for Spring!
Nana Diana says
Three really cute ideas. I like them all. The boot idea is really cute! I display them in little unexpected places so that they are a “surprise” to someone that sees them. Have a great Sunday- xo Diana
Carmen H says
I pull the labels off tin soup cans, tie raffia around them and insert rosemary clippings. They are easy and I scatter them around the patio surfaces. Love your ideas! Carmen
The Tablescaper says
You have some wonderful tips.
Lucky you that you have easy access to so many gorgeous flowers!
– Alma, The Tablescaper
Luv the boot!! I luv to use unexpected things as vases. I have a collection of vases but hardly ever use them. Watering cans, tin cans, ball jars… nothing is safe 🙂 I like to tuck them in weird places as well. Little pops of color… little smiles around the home.
Jenny Lynn says
The tape is such a great idea. I gotta remember that for my summer center pieces. I love to clip my rose bushes during the summer and use the flowers for center pieces.
Cute ideas, Anita. I love the boot filled with bluebonnets. Your camellias are lovely!
I like to use soup tureens for flowers for dinner parties. They make a nice low arrangement. In the summer I fill my vintage aqua ball jars with wildflowers for a casual look. Using the unexpected to hold flowers is always a fun touch.
I adore the use of several mini~vases versus one large container!
When visiting an Open House years ago, “Mr. Ed” & I purchased 4 mini~vases.
Hosting family dinners around the round dining table we place one at each place setting.
Gingersnap rose, lavendar, sage or dusty miller makes a simple, yet elegant arrangement.
Thanks for all the tips and container ideas!!!
Charlotte @ Charlotte's Chair says
You have made me happy! I love these ideas you have shared! These centerpieces are elegantly simple, I love you style Anita! Thanks!
Cheryl @ Artzzle says
Fun stuff here. For anyone lacking their own flowers, those mixed bougquets found at local markets give you a lot of bang for your buck. For $5 you have a nice variety to divide up, as in your first two photos here. Your post is a wonderful way to start a Monday. Thanks.
Cheryl @ Artzzle says
Oops … sorry about the extra “g”
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Beautiful Anita…always looking for great ideas to display flowers…
Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
i take similar containers large enough to hold one or two flowers and place in a row for a long table or in a circle for end tables . Limoncello glasses are perfect
Beautiful ideas, I just hope you don’t live in Texas….it’s illegal to pick bluebonnets (state flower) 🙂
Actually it is not illegal to pick bluebonnets in Texas, based on my research, but I know that people think that.
BTW….I’m just kidding about the above comment 😉 its how Texans are raised in school believing it is illegal 🙂
However, I don’t recommend doing it on someone else’s property. These are from our land.