Are you ready to say hello spring and goodbye old man winter?
There’s one way you can welcome spring and start enjoying all it has to offer no matter what the weather looks like outside (because here in New York, Mr. Winter likes to extend his stay way past his scheduled check out time.)
Start at home with some bright, cheerful and unique spring decor!
This unique spring centerpiece is sure to make anyone feel like warm weather is right around the corner. Plus, it won’t cost much to put it together! Woohoo!
You can find most of the supplies at any dollar store but if you are into crafting like I am then you may already have most of these items in your crafting stash.
Ok, let’s get to it!
Here are all the supplies you will need:
4 Bunches of Faux Flowers (preferably roses)
Look for flowers with different lengths mixed in. You want a few long and a few short flowers.
Ribbon, Burlap and White Tulle
A Few Safety Pins (or glue gun) and White Dollies any shape (the dollies are optional)
I picked pink, white and yellow roses but you can change up the colors if you’d like. If you do change it up, be sure to match the ribbon to the colors of your flowers. A few great color options would be lavender, turquoise and white or even coral, pink, and ivory!
I purchased my roses at the dollar store but if your local dollar store does not have a great selection try Walmart. They usually have faux flowers at affordable prices too!
I already had burlap, ribbon and white tulle at home but you can find burlap and ribbon at the dollar store as well.
As for for the tulle, I purchased mine at Michaels a few years ago but if you don’t have tulle and don’t want to purchase any I would suggest using the burlap in place of the tulle and create a simple bow with your ribbon.
I’m using white heart-shaped dollies that I purchased from the dollar tree for Valentine’s Day. As you can see from the pictures I’m going to put my centerpiece on a brown table and I felt that the bouquet needed something to make it stand out better against the dark brown. It’s up to you if you’d like to use the dollies. Depending on the shape and color of your table you may be able to use other items as well. Do you have a table runner that would match the flowers? Or a long scarf that can work as a runner? Another option I had tried was placing the bouquet on a cupcake stand. It looked beautiful but I wanted to keep things simple for everyone wanting to try this at home.
Ok, let’s jump into how to create your centerpiece
(Oh and FYI, I’ll be using the words centerpiece and bouquet interchangeably because well, uh, it’s clearly a bouquet being used as a centerpiece, lol)
1. Gather all your flowers in one hand. Be sure to hold them at different heights like I did in the picture below. This is so that they lay better on the table. Your bouquet will also look longer like this.
2. Wrap the white tulle tightly around the stems and secure with safety pins.
You can tie the flowers with a rubber band first if that makes it easier to wrap the tulle. I just held the flowers in place with my hand while I wrapped.
Notice how the colors of the roses are not evenly distributed. The yellow roses are off to your right. The pinks are gathered around the bottom of the bouquet and the whites are off to the left.
Don’t worry, we’ll fix that later on. We got this guys!
I only needed one safety pin at the end of the bouquet because I tucked the top end into the wrapped tulle but use as many as you’d like to secure everything.
3. Wrap your ribbon over the tulle like the picture below and secure with safety pins.
I covered the first safety pin (holding the white tulle in place) with the pink ribbon. Then I made sure that I was placing the safety pins for the pink ribbon in the part of the bouquet that was going to lay against the table that way they won’t show once I’m done.
4. Tie a piece of burlap to create a bow
5. Create a “bow” by bending the burlap inwards on both sides to create a pretty loop
I have to admit, I’m horrible at creating bows but burlap is great when you’re challenged, like me, in the bow creating department because the wire holds it in whatever shape you bend it.
See how it’s keeping the looped shape
That’s all you have to do for a pretty bow!
Shhhh…no one has to know it’s a fake bow!
6. Ok so this next step is important…
Remember how the colors of the flowers were not evenly distributed after wrapping the tulle?
Let’s fix that:
Look at the flowers that I am pointing to with the arrows. I pulled those flowers off of their original stem and moved them around to mix up the colors.
I probably did this to about 10 roses.
Just gently pull off as many flowers as you need to and move them around to create the look you want.
7. Arrange your white dollies on the table like this (if using dollies):
Place your bouquet on top…
And you have a beautiful and unique spring centerpiece!!
When Easter comes around you can also scatter some pretty eggs around the centerpiece or tuck them into the bouquet!
I hope you give this unique spring centerpiece a try in your home today!
Thanks for stopping by!