Jan 122014
 January 12, 2014  DECOR  Add comments

Mercury Glass Floral

To me, there is nothing prettier for a party than an arrangement of live flowers. I had a wonderful time checking out the Candler Park Flower Mart in Atlanta and picking out this green and white selection for my DIY centerpiece. For a more unique look, I also chose a mercury glass jug from HomeGoods to serve as my vase.

Vase or other container
Branches (Optional)
Clear tape
Cutting shears

1. Create a grid on top of your vase with clear tape. You’ll want to leave enough room between tape strips to place a couple of stems. I didn’t have floral tape handy, so I used gift wrap tape, and that worked really well.

Mercury Glass Jug

2. Place the branches first and then surround these with a layer of greenery and tulips, keeping them long so they don’t get buried.

Floral Arrangement Closeup

3. Add a base flower (hydrangea) to serve as a bed for the smaller accent flowers.

Floral Arrangement with Branches

4. Add accent flowers and finish with several tall tulips. (I used a couple of green roses, bells of ireland, and chrysanthemums to cover empty space and add visual interest.) Gently add water as a final step.

White and Green CenterpieceMercury Glass Centerpiece with White Flowers


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  16 Comments to “DIY Floral Centerpiece”

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  1. Gorgeous outcome! Such a satisfying result. I want a metal vase now ;)

  2. Didn’t know about the tape! love it!

  3. This is stunning! I am terrible at arranging flowers, but you make it look so easy! Sharing and definitely pinning! Thanks for linking up! XO

  4. I love this arrangement! Im obsessed with green and white, just a gorgeous combination. My wedding flowers looked a lot like this. One of your stems is Irish something.. irish bells maybe? Since my hubby is irish we used those all over the place. They are beautiful, great job

  5. This arraignment looks beautiful, I usually keep mine in mason jars but i think I might have to get me a mercury vase now!! I’ll take any excuse to make a trip to HomeGoods!
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  6. This is beautiful, Angela! I’m terrible at arranging flowers, so I’d have to follow this exactly if there was any hope for me. Who knew you put tape across the top to hold them in place. I can at least get that part correct! :)

  7. Hi! Just stopping by to let you know I’ve featured you for this week’s Do Tell Tuesday party. Thanks so much for sharing! Looking forward to what you link up this week :-)

    You can see the feature here: http://www.aromaofhim.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-link-up-7.html

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x
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  9. Angela, this is beautiful and thanks for the great tips {especially about using tape}! I have never had an eye for arranging flowers, so this will definitely help me!
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  10. This is beautiful! Love that vase.

  11. This arrangement turned out so lovely. I love the vase you used too. Flower arranging has never been my specialty, but I may try it for a nice dinner party or special occasion.

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