How to make easy and inexpensive flower centerpieces

    Posted by  ·  April 14, 2010

    This is my quick and really cheap way to dress up a table!

    Supplies

    Wet Floral Foam – a 3 pack is about $4.00, and will make 12

    Plastic plant saucers – .35 cents each

    Candle – less than a dollar

    Flowers – free, I used blooming branches from my yard

    Cut floral foam in half lengthwise and then each piece in half.

    Slightly trim off bottom corners of foam at an angle so the foam sits snugly into the plastic saucer.

    Soak floral foam.

    Place foam in container and add a candle (I wish the candles I had on hand had been a bit taller.)

    Stick flowers into the foam. Depending on the flowers you use, if  you keep the floral foam wet these flower centerpieces will last for days! These are even great to make in the winter with evergreen from your yard!

    I made 7 centerpieces for less than $1.00 each!


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    1. Thursday, April 15th, 2010
      Brilliant! Thanks for the tutorial - will be making some this weekend for a family dinner, just in the nick of time.

      Cheers!
    2. Thursday, April 15th, 2010
      Wow! Awesome idea, thanks for sharing
    3. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      simple. inexpensive. gorgeous.

      Perfect for me! ;D
    4. Debbie
      Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      I've always needed inspiration and now I have it! Thanks so much.
    5. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      That's really beautiful and inspiring! Thanks!!
    6. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      These are great, they might be perfect for my friend's wedding.
    7. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      I love it! Your table looks stunning!
    8. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      I love this idea. It looks beautiful and appreciate the ideas. Thanks for following me on BlogFrog. I look forward to more posts.
    9. orphan
      Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      innovative idea. mass production but with an individual look. works for me!
    10. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Um besides the fact that the table looks so spring-y and fun, how did you manage to even write this post having done a days worth of hourly posts yesterday?
      I'm super impressed, plus a little ashamed seeing as I have yet to post for the day...
    11. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Absolutely gorgeous!! This is so elegant!
    12. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Beautiful. My Aunt has been trying to figure an inexpensive centerpiece for her daughters grad party. I'm gonna toss this idea her way.
    13. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Beautiful and so simple! This would be fun to do for an upcoming spring lunch I am having...oh and Mothers day of course!
    14. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Those are gorgeous...I wish we could do fresh flowers in the house (allergies)...
    15. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      these are totally cute
    16. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Beautiful table! I think I have most of the items to make a few of these, except for the blooms...Utah hasn't had enough sunny days for flowers yet. :) (And I guess I'd need an occasion too, I don't think the kids would appreciate them)
    17. Alice
      Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Absolutely brilliant and so economical. Thanks for sharing.
    18. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      THANKS looks really good!!
    19. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Your centerpieces are awesome! Your so lucky to have such beautiful plants in your yard that you can use for free! ;) I think I'll have to purchase the supplies and give this a try for my next dinner party!
    20. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Lovely! You can also stick a few toothpicks in the bottom of the candle before you stick it in the foam if you want to reclaim a bit of height. 3 or 4 toothpicks should keep it steady!
    21. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      What a great idea!!
    22. Marlene
      Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      I LOVE your centerpieces! I do a lot of projects at church where I am decorating multiple tables. (And always on a shoestring.) These are awesome!
    23. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      What a wonderful looking table. Those look so simple to make. Thanks for sharing.
    24. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      What a neat way to dress up a table...and so easy and non expensive too..but it looks expensive!
    25. Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
      Your table looks so pretty with your lovely little centerpieces! The yellow napkins and tablecloth really set off the little yellow flowers.