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Thursday, June 10, 2010

How To Make Your Own Center Piece's For Parties!

Make these easy center pieces yourself instead of going out and spending a ton of money on some from a flower shop or store. It's easy and fun ;)


  • A bunch/bush of flowers from the art and craft store, get a bunch with the most flower heads. Here I used a daisy type bush.
  • A glue gun
  • Flower Pot
  • Floral Foam
  • Excelsior or moss
  • Silk Ivy
  • Wire cutters or snips

First you need a pot or container. Because I had to make so many for this party I found paper garden pots at 50 cents for 10 instead of a Terra cotta pot for .89 cents each.

I needed to spray the pots gold for the 50th Anniversary party we were doing. I use Design Master Floral Spray Paint from Michael's Arts and Crafts. Design Master covers almost anything and dries in seconds! You can also leave the pots natural if you like.

The next step is to cut some foam and glue with the hot glue gun into the bottom of the pot. Make sure the foam reaches almost to the top of the pot. You don't need to have the foam fill the pot exact as shown here.

After the foam is secure, place a dab of glue on the foam and cover with your faux greenery or moss. This hides the foam.

Take your Ivy and cut into four inch pieces leaving a section of wire to use as it's stem. Place a dab of glue on the stem and push into the foam. For this small pot I used three pieces of Ivy and space them out accordingly. You want to be even on all sides ;) Bend the ivy down and around to make it look more natural as if it's growing.

Next cut your flower from the bush. Cut about 4 1/2 inches down from the Flower, leaving the leaves attached.

Put a dab of glue on the stem and push the stem into the center of the foam. Pull down the flower leaves a little bit so it is half way between the flower and the moss.

Here you have the completed pot! If you need to make a larger version you will need more Ivy, and an odd number of flowers. Make sure to add ivy evenly all the way around the pot.

We place three flower pots per round banquet table with votive candles in between for our party.

These flower pots also make a great thank you gift as your guest are leaving!

Enjoy :)

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