Homemade Centerpieces

Homemade Centerpieces are a great way to try your hand at arranging flowers, particularly if you are thinking of making your own wedding flowers or bridal bouquets.

These are quick and easy designs that you can make for your dining table at home or as a centerpiece for your wedding reception.

homemade centerpieces

My tip for beginners making homemade centerpieces is to keep to short stem arrangements, that way the flower is more likely to stay where you put it! This tulip centerpieces is quick and easy and a cheap table centerpiece.

homemade centerpieces

Another idea for simple centerpieces, this design took just five minutes to make! It uses a glass ice cream dish with a cream color candle in the center. Pink carnations and babies breath are then tucked around the outside.

homemade centerpieces

This arrangement of chrysanthemums and purple freesia is very long lasting, just top up the water in your vase or container to give your flowers a good drink!

homemade centerpieces

This is the most time consuming of the homemade centerpieces on this page but it is an easy design to copy. Begin with the ring of flowers at the rim of your container and work upwards, pushing short stems into the florists foam.

Back from homemade centerpieces to more wedding flower ideas...

The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity

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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"

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