I am so excited to share this blog post with you guys! I love arranging flowers and I have been put in charge of making centerpiece’s for my families Thanksgiving table for the past few years. This year I wanted to give you a glimpse into how I go about arranging these centerpieces. I also ventured into new territory and made my very first YouTube video to break down step by step how I made each one. The video is at the end of this post if you want to take a look. Make sure to like and subscribe if you want to see my YouTube videos in the future!
Before we jump into arranging I wanted to give a quick note on where I shop for flowers. I usually try to incorporate flowers from my garden but since the first frost has already happened here in Ohio my garden is pretty bare. I had saved these hydrangeas before the weather turned so I was able to use them but if you have nothing fear not! All of the other flowers I used I bought from Trader Joe’s. They have such a good selection of filler flowers and some really interesting little berries and branches. I bought 7 bunches of flowers from them for this blog post and it came to just under $20. So these centerpieces are not only fun to make but they’re also super affordable!
This first centerpiece I made in this candle holder I found at Saver’s. It was $7.99 but it was also half off day so it was a real steal! Plus it came with the candlesticks. The first thing I did was prep the container. I used washi tape (but you could use scotch tape, masking tape, or anything you have on hand really but you want it to be thinner) to create a grid over the top of your vessel. This will help give your floral arrangement structure. I started with a base of greenery using the seeded eucalyptus. You want your centerpiece to be longer rather than taller because your guests should be able to look over it and see each other. Keep that in mind when placing your green pieces and try to add them more horizontally. I then placed my key flowers, which for me were the hydrangeas, After I got my hydrangeas to a spot I liked I went in and added all my filler flowers and some more green to fill in the empty spots.
The second centerpiece I made was really fun and super easy to recreate. I love having a lot of little vases and jars to create kind of a table runner of flowers. I gathered these up from around my house and I tried to add height variation by including some taller vases and some low mason jars. I filled each with some small filler flowers and a few pieces of greenery. I love the way it turned out, it kind of feels like a really classy restaurant or something. This one is definitely more casual than the first but I still think its cute and fun. You could even send your guests home with a little vase of flowers if you don’t mind giving away a few mason jars!
This final centerpiece is very minimal in design but none the less will make your holiday table look amazing. I got this pot from anthropologie for $12 which is a pretty fair price, considering you can plant something in it after you’re done using it here! I added a few of the dried hydrangeas, some dried baby’s breath, and some spiral eucalyptus and kept it really simple. This arrangement is great because all the pieces are dried so it can sit on your table for months if you need it to!
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you guys try these arrangments out! If you do please tag me on Instagram so I can see them. Oh and while you’re there give me a follow and check out the giveaway I’m doing in my most recent posts. Heres the video if you want to watch!