10 easy DIY Floral Centerpieces

You’ve painstakingly planned the perfect dinner party. The menu has been carefully selected, the wine properly paired, and you’ve chosen a color scheme. The only thing left to do is to decide on what beautiful floral centerpiece to use to pull it all together.

No need to panic, we have scoured the web and selected ten gorgeous floral designs that will be a piece of cake to whip together. Even better; they are easy on the wallet too. Remember: sometimes simple is better, especially when it comes to a nice casual dinner party with friends and family.

peonies in a mint julep cup

1. Doily Mason Jar Tulips

These simple, dainty tulips from Yellow Bliss Road create a bright, beautiful centerpiece using mason jars, paper lace doilies and some rustic twine. Leave the leaves on the tulips to give the arrangement a nice full look. We love how they are paired with a apothecary jar filled with lemons. Brings Spring to mind!

doily tulips

2. Floating Blooms in a Fishbowl

This is a super easy way to use less flowers but still get a nice sized centerpiece for your table. You could even splurge on more expensive flowers, such as peonies and dahlias, since you will only need a few heads for each bowl. We love how Auckland Wedding Hire wrapped some greenery around the inside of the bowl surrounding the pretty roses.

floating floral

3. Galvanized Bucket Roses

Usually when you think of galvanized buckets, potted plants comes to mind. What about arranging some cut flowers to make a beautiful centerpiece that does not need to be planted? These pink rose arrangements from Project Wedding would be perfect for an outdoor evening dinner party or a Sunday brunch.

galvanized tin floral

4. Sand Vases with Garden Roses

Whether you are having a beach-themed party or a party on the water, these centerpieces will set the perfect mood. Fill some clear vases halfway and then top with your favorite flower. Place some votives around like featured in this picture from Style Me Pretty to create an instant seashore ambiance.

garden roses and sand

5. Group of Gold Vases

Grouping a bunch of different style and sized vases is a great way to create one cohesive centerpiece. You could paint them all one color like shown on The Wedding Chicks or use different colored vases with a monotone floral selection. Either way, this is a great way to get more bang for your buck when decorating with flowers.

grouping of flowers

6. Lemon-filled Mason Jars

There is nothing more fresh than the luscious combination of citrus and flowers. This easy arrangement packs a ton of punch with the bright yellow lemons and the green and white floral. This centerpiece from Victoria’s Vintage would be perfect for a casual evening on the patio with friends.

lemon vases

7. Mint Julep Peonies

Pairing beautiful pink peonies in various shades of pink is another easy way to create a show-stopping arrangement. Mint Julep cups serve as great vases for a more formal event or can be dressed up even more with some gorgeous peonies to create a high-end floral centerpiece. Check out some other ways to use these elegant silver cups by heading on over to Julie Blanner Entertaining.

peonies in a mint julep cup

8. Stemless Wine Roses

Here’s a very creative way to use your stemless wine glasses. We just love how the single rose peeps through the sides of the glass creating a simple but classy centerpiece without spending a fortune on flowers. Midwest Living clusters them together with some plain white votives to create an understated but elegant table setting.

roses in wine glasses

9. Succulent Tea Cups

Mini succulents are super modern, inexpensive and easy to care for, making them a great addition to your seating or buffet table. They would be perfect for sushi out on the veranda in modern geometric pots or served like shown here in tea cups for an afternoon gathering. They can even be used as place card holders like Curbly shows below.


10. Tall Branches

Tall branches are an inexpensive way to bring height and dimension to a guest table. Pair them with a tall bloom, use a blooming branch to flank a dessert table or place sporadically on seating tables if it is a larger party. There are many blooming branches offered in a variety of colors in the Spring that look similar to these below featured on Project Wedding.

tall branches

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