Last week I posted “Top 10 Spring Wreaths” which got me in the mood for some spring decorating! I decided I needed a fresh look in our dining room so I came up with some bright, cheery spring centerpieces. I was able to make them using mostly things I already had, all I had to buy was the flowers (which I got for half-off)!
I started by painting some old terra cotta pots I had stacked up in our backyard. They are all different sizes but that’s fine with me!
These are the colors of paint I used:
First I brushed on the aqua, leaving a little terra cotta showing through.
Next, I dry-brushed on a little green and brown, then brushed and stippled (dabbed) the linen color.
To make the flower arrangement, I started with a cube of floral foam and used a serrated knife to slice it into 3 pieces. Then I cut off the corners of each square so they would fit in the pots.
I also got some moss to cover the foam, and 1 bunch of flowers for each pot.
I cut the flowers apart with wire-cutters. Then I put some moss in the pot on top of the styrofoam.
I began sticking the flowers into the foam (they go through the moss to hold it in place). I wanted to make low arrangements so we won’t have to remove them to eat.
I set them out on a wide runner I made for our table.
I love the simple design and cheerful colors and I might just have to paint the pots on my front porch like this too! I think these will also be great centerpieces for a bridal shower I will be hosting this spring!
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