For a flower centerpiece with staying power, consider making one using decorative paper. This rolled paper-flower centerpiece from Emily Jones of Jones Design Company was made using decorative paper, florist wire and a glue gun. She says even a beginner crafter can tackle this easy project. Use coordinating paper for a cohesive look, or give it a whimsical spin with sheet music.
When entertaining for the holidays, give your table a little seasonal flair by incorporating cut evergreens. This evergreen wreath tutorial uses warm-hued flowers for a stylish fall table. Designer Emily Jones suggests incorporating other nature-inspired accents like berries or pinecones to give the wreath a winter feel.
For a budget-friendly tablescape idea, look beyond traditional flower arrangements and consider using branches for a statement piece. Kate Riley of Centsational Girl created this dramatic branch centerpiece by artfully arranging several Manzanita branches in a tall vase. She put glittery white butterflies on the branches for a springtime feel, but fall leaves or hanging pinecones could be used for an alternative seasonal look.
For an easy outdoor centerpiece, the creative team behind the entertaining site Camille Styles created this succulent centerpiece for an outdoor soiree. A variety of succulents and cacti create texture and interest when planted in a single row. Best part? The centerpiece doubles as outdoor patio decor.
Creating a centerpiece out of flowers and fruit is a great way to add color on a budget. While it's popular to use citrus slices in arrangements, don't be a afraid to choose a more exotic fruit. Check out Cheryl Najafi's wildflower and fig centerpiece for inspiration.
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