Michelle Virtue from BYU Campus Craft & Floral shares three tips to designing simple summer centerpieces that will help liven up your house.
1. Don’t fuss. Use monochromatic or monofloral techniques. Mass flowers such as spider mums, hydrangea, lilies, carnations, and gerbera daisies make a bold statement.
2. Keep things fresh. Cut flowers, foliage, and branches from your yard. Keep the water clean and give your stems a fresh cut daily (if possible).
3. Be container creative. Don’t use the same old BORING glass vase. Mix things up a bit for everyday use, entertaining, or gift-giving.
Keep in mind that your container should be water tight or able to be lined with a heavy plastic liner. Each room in your house has the potential to be a treasure trove of fun floral holders. Start in the kitchen & garage & move on from there!
-Plastic cups covered in cellophane or fun tissue paper. Accent with ribbon.
-Recipe Box. Take your ordinary recipe box and make it into a centerpiece. Fill with a mass or flowers, potted green houseplants, or a fun mix of spring pansies.
-Candlestick. Design with an oasis cage atop a candlestick. Showy and tall, your guests will be amazed at your creativity.
-Canning Jar. With limitless possibilities, the basic Mason jar serves as an informal container perfect for a picnic or garden party. Wrap wire around the mouth and hang it on your front door for a touch of color.
-Take an ugly bucket or utilitarian glass vase and cover it with fabric, tissue, foliage, or a fabric napkin.
-Pitcher—filled with fresh cut flowers from your garden.
For a great selection of fresh flowers and home décor, visit BYU Campus Craft & Floral:
Campus Craft & Floral
1021 WSC Provo, UT 84602