This DIY centerpiece post was submitted by Joe Schembri of Bridesign Wedding Flowers. Joe writes about wedding topics such as creating wedding centerpieces, which bulk flowers to use and more. Feel free to reach out to him at http://blog.bridesign.com.
Today we are sharing a DIY centerpiece tutorial, where with the right flowers and a little imagination, you will create a beautiful centerpiece for any occasion and showcase the wedding floral designer in you! Keep in mind that you can use any vases, flower types and accessories! So let’s get creative and have some fun while making these beauties!
See the whole DIY after the cut!
Choose Your Vase
Whether you are making a wedding centerpiece or a decorative piece for your home, decide on what size and color vase you would like to have and play with different vase shapes! Also, fill the vase with water (about ½ the height of the vase), and mix the flower food. Get the scissors and rubber bands ready.
Cut the Leaves and Clean the Stems
In order to have a centerpiece that appears full on top, it is necessary to remove all leaves and clean the stems thoroughly, as shown on the images below.
If you are using any greens and/or fillers (such as ruscus, lily grass or Baby’s breath), make sure to clean their stems as well.
Cross Stems to Different Heights
In order to create a professional look, cross the stems of different types of flowers and fillers at a different height from one another. This will highlight the main flower type you want to showcase, while the allowing the other flowers to complement the centerpiece without stealing the show!
If Using Roses, Take Off Guardian Petals
This is perhaps one of our favorite steps, as we remove the petals that have been protecting the flowers throughout their journey to our hands and we get to “unveil” the healthier petals.
Cut Stems to Same Height
Gather all the blooms in your hand and see if you will need more of one flower type or another. Although we crossed the different flowers at certain heights, we need to even them out once we assemble them together by cutting them to the same height so that they sit nicely at the bottom of the vase.
At this stage, your centerpiece is almost ready!
Although the flowers look gorgeous on their own, you can add pins, ornaments or crystals you your centerpiece in order to give it a more dazzling look or to keep it consistent with the overall theme of your decoration or special occasion.
Here is a detail of our centerpiece. Bear in mind we used Christmas ornaments, but you can use whatever you want! This is just to show how, with a little creativity, you can have a centerpiece that is appropriate for any occasion or special celebration. In our case, we will be making these cuties during Christmas!
Taa daa! We loved how our centerpiece turned out. We had so much fun making it and we are so proud of the final result! With a little wine and hors d’oeuvres in hand, good music and in the company of your bridesmaids, family or friends, this can be a pretty awesome and fun project!
What do you think? Share with us on the comments section below and feel free to share a picture of your floral creation!