Six Simple Steps to the Prettiest Party Florals
September 10, 2016
Flower DIYDIY
If your idea of do it yourself party florals is a quick run to Trader Joe's and a plop into whatever vase you can find then this post is for you (and me too). Learn how to make the prettiest party centerpiece in six simple steps from Petite Petal and Chloe Legras At Boxwood Avenue along with images by Indu Huynh.
When planning a backyard dinner party (or any dinner party for that matter), I always reach for a beautiful floral arrangement. Being a DIY girl at heart, I rarely purchase anything premade; instead, I head to the flower market to source the prettiest blooms, and then create my own arrangement! Finding a gorgeous tulip (or kumquat stem!) can become the source of inspiration for the entire table. Petite Petal Co. Is showing us how to easily recreate this beautiful arrangement with just a few simple steps. Captured by Indu Huynh, this arrangement can easily be placed in a copper vessel for a modern affair or in a clear traditional vase for a more elegant approach.


Begin by cutting a small square of chicken wire. Use your hands to form the chicken wire into a dome shape roughly the same size as the vessel opening. Place the wire securely into the vessel.


Use floral tape to form a grid over the top of the vessel, then fill it with water.



Start by adding a few interesting greens into the wire base to form the foundation of the arrangement.


Now you can begin adding other greenery into the arrangement. The girls at Petite Petal Co. Showed me how to use greenery to build the shape of the centerpiece. On the left hand side we allowed the arrangement to stand tall, and flow down the right hand side where it draped over the side of the vessel.


Once the arrangement is built with greenery, you can begin adding some flowers. Step back away from the arrangement and spot any holes that need to be filled, then use flowers to fill them!



Save your favorite (most precious) flowers for last. I like to call these the 'wow' flowers. Place them strategically to add negative space, shape, and dimension to the arrangement. For this arrangement we used garden roses & kumquats!
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