Spring Floral Centerpieces

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I needed a new spring centerpiece for our large square coffee table.  I had these small ceramic pots* lying around and thought they would look good with some artificial foliage in them, so I took a trip to Michael's.  I picked up 3 hydrangeas (2 a darker green, and 1 a lighter green), and a few stems with small pink and green flowers.  I cut off each stem of the smaller flowers and interspersed them with the hydrangeas, holding everything together with floral tape.  I then put each arrangement in the pots, where I had wedged floral foam to hold them.  I covered the foam with spanish moss.

To bring in the colors of the arrangements, I hot glued sheer pink ribbon around each pot, and made a beaded lady bug (from Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts, Beading chapter) and attached those with one pop-up glue dot each, which happened to be the exact same size as the lady bug and worked out well.  If you've never used glue dots, you should know that they are practically the most brilliant thing for crafting ever invented.  I use them for scrapbooking and they are just awesome.

This whole project took me about 30 minutes, and an additional 10-15 for the ladybugs.

*These pots are actually Martha Stewart's for 1800flowers.com.  I received the set of 3 as a house-warming gift, but the flowers they contained sadly passed away (I seriously can't keep anything alive).

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