easy flower centerpiece

flower centerpiece

I made this centerpiece for a Christmas party I hosted in December and my friend Marie said to me “You have to blog about this!”, to which I replied lamely, “Really?  But it was so easy.”

And I missed the entire point, because hello, I’m all about the easy livin’.

Materials needed to make Easy Flower Centerpieces:

  • multiple short vases {I used short drinking glasses from my other lover IKEA}
  • a bouquet of cheap flowers such as Carnations {I used about 8 flowers}
  • cheap foam filler of some sort.  this red foam filler was from a flower store, $2 for the entire container
red carnations

Step 1:

Cut the flowers/Carnations to about 3″-4″ inches long.  Think bud vase height.  You don’t want them towering over the glasses/vases, but tall enough just to peek out.  Measure based on the containers you’re using.

flower fill

Step 2:

Take the foam filler you picked up for cheap-o at your local florist and fill the containers almost to the brim.

cheap flower centerpieceStep 3:

Now fill those babies with water.  Let it soak in, and add a little more H20 if necessary.  You be the judge, I trust you.

flower centerpiece

Step 4:

Put about 3 flowers per container, depending on your tastes.  I liked it a little more crowded in there.

Now group the containers together to make one large floral arrangement, and wham, bam, thank you ma’am!

Wasn’t that the best?  I’d highly recommend doing this for an upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration, but think of the possibilities!  You can do this any time of year with any type of container and flower, but seriously, the Carnations lasted almost a month.

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Hello there! I’m Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I’m super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we’re a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Barb @ getupandplay :

    Super cute! At first glance, I thought the floral filler was actually cranberries, which would also be cute (perhaps on in a larger arrangement).

    • Petit Elefant :

      Wouldn’t they though? I’ve done that too, and it rocks the hiz-ouse.

  2. Heidi E :

    I thought they were real cranberries also. Very cute!

    • Petit Elefant :

      It’s fun, right? You could put almost anything in as filler.

  3. InCircle Interiors :

    mmm, pretty, especially for v-day. here, here for easy livin’!

    • Petit Elefant :

      Hear Hear! Easy livin’ it is!

    • Allison :

      It’s pretty, right? And super easy.

  4. stelensmith :

    All these flower vase looking very beautiful…..i have no words to say anything..i can’t wait to buy all these flower vases.

    • Allison :

      Go do it!

  5. ashleywatson :

    i think all the overall looks depend upon the centerpiece…so flower vase and flower vase plays important role to attract the eyes of guests.

  6. Heather @ Not a DIY Life :

    So cute and simple! Love it!

    And I love meeting you at Blissdom!

    • Allison :

      Thank you!

      Loved meeting you too!

  7. Jennifer Byrd :

    I thought they were cranberries too! I love this – great idea and easy to do. I am saving this post to my Favorites.

  8. Marie :

    I love love love these! So cute for Christmas, but how appropriate for Vday too!! Thanks for the link, chickie :)