These easy floral centerpieces are simple enough to make yourself but still look elegant, making them perfect for your special event, whether that is Valentine’s Day or your wedding.
So, the other day I was in Costco and got sidetracked. (I know…that’s not a surprising statement to anyone who has been to Costco)
I was walking down the aisle toward the checkout, all set to get out of there without buying anything other than what was on my list (probably a first for me!). And there were only 1 or 2 people in each of the checkout lines (another miracle!) Then I just happened to pass the flower stand and couldn’t talk myself out of stopping to see what they had.
5 hydrangea stems and 2 dozen roses later (it is Costco…even the flowers come in big bunches!) I made it to the cashier, along with every other shopper in the store…so much for the short lines…
But I did have some really beautiful flowers that I didn’t have any plans for.
So I decided to come up with some simple floral centerpieces for my upcoming Valentine’s Day tablescape.
I have a few rules that I like to follow when I’m creating centerpieces:
- I want them to be low enough so that people can see over them. (I really dislike sitting at a table where I have to do neck contortions to see the person across from me).
- They have to be repeatable. Because I have a long rectangular table, my centerpieces tend to stretch out the length of the table. If I’m using flowers, that usually means I need at least 3 bouquets.
- The easier the better. I don’t like to spend a lot of time putting centerpieces together.
So those were my marching orders…and here are the easy floral centerpieces that I came up with. They are perfect for any romantic occasion whether that’s Valentine’s Day or your wedding.
DIY Frosted Glass Mason Jar Vase
But they also make great vases!
They’re easy to make (really easy for me since they were already made) and you don’t need a lot of flowers to fill them up. Which means a few flowers go a long way!
I put 1 hydrangea, 3 roses and a sprig of baby’s breath in each floral arrangement, and that’s all they needed.
I love using different shapes of vases for floral arrangements. They automatically add some interest to the table.
And these square vases* are no different.
It’s easy to create a mound of roses that look really pretty when repeated across the table.
Just cut the stems short enough so that the flower heads are just sticking up over the rim of the vase.
To dress them up a little more, I added some gold and blush pink wired ribbon* around them.
DIY Champagne Pink Vase
My third floral centerpiece is made the same way as the first one…with a jar, some spray paint and a ribbon.
In my area, the city does not recycle glass. That means I am always looking for ways to re-use glass jars so I don’t have to throw them in the garbage.
Even though they were all different shapes, decorating them in the same way makes them look like they belong together.
DIY Ribbon and Lace Vase
I used up some more of those glass jars by creating these lace-wrapped floral centerpieces.
Because the ribbon is wired, it holds its shape. That means you can position the bow and ribbon tails however you want and they will stay.
In case you have enough vases already, this version also makes a really pretty candle holder.
Sand and Faux Flowers Vase
Since I had run out of flowers by this point, I decided to try one more easy floral centerpiece option that didn’t require fresh flowers.
If you have read my tips on accessorizing your home, you know that I love to use napkin rings for things that they weren’t intended for.
And I just happen to have some pink flowered napkin rings* that I thought would be perfect to use with another one of my accessorizing tricks…drinking glasses as vases.
Fill the glasses half way up with white sand*. Then push the ring part of the napkin holder into the sand until it is covered. This is the easiest one of all!
That’s all of my easy floral centerpieces for this week. Now I just have to figure out which one(s) I’m going to use for my Valentine’s Day tablescape! That will be an excuse to buy another bouquet of these beautiful roses from Costco 🙂
If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day decorating inspiration, try out these easy Valentine table setting ideas.