Let’s talk about centerpieces. If you’ve read my blog for a while, you’ve heard me say this before: I am NOT crafty. I can duplicate something as long as I A) follow instructions and B) there’s not very many instructions to follow. I usually just prefer to buy something that’s ready to go and be done with it. Lately, however, I’ve been trying to push myself to come up with some things on my own and I have been surprised at how easy it’s been to put a centerpiece together. I love the results and since I know I’m not the only un-crafty girl out there, I wanted to share how I do it!
Step 1: Find Your Centerpiece Inspo
The first step for your centerpiece is to find some inspiration. I already love spending hours on Pinterest and Instagram, and this gives me a reason to do a deep dive. I’ve got boards for every season and holiday so I’ll just start pinning away (you can follow me here). I start out all over the place, but after a while I start to notice a theme or one idea that I can’t stop thinking about. It’s easy to get ovewhelmed, so go with your gut!
Step 2: SHOPPING
The next step is to hit the store. I’m a Michael’s girl, but you can really go anywhere and make something great with ANY budget. The first thing I like to look for is the base or container. At Christmastime I found a great wooden crate, and for my spring centerpiece I found this awesome wooden and glass terrarium that I’ll fill with flowers and moss. Since Easter is early this year, I wanted to do a separate centerpiece and I found a great wire basket.
I usually get a lot of ideas once I’ve found the main focal point and then I start wandering the aisles to see what else jumps out. Try to find pieces to carry you through multiple seasons/occasions. It’s a big money saver and makes future centerpieces way easier to put together. I love lots of color and since there are great florals out right now, I loaded up on moss, flowers, and greenery for spring. For Easter, I also got some really cute carrots and a couple of different bags of Easter eggs. I try to find an empty corner or aisle to put together my idea and snap a quick picture so I don’t forget by the time I get home. #hellomombrain What did we ever do before cell phone cameras??
Step 3: Playtime
Once I get home, I just start playing until I find something I’m happy with. For this centerpiece, I literally laid down the moss and started jamming in flowers until it looked full enough. I also have a deep love for candles, so I always have a candle element on my table. My last step is the table runner. I don’t want to get stuck by picking it first, so I save it for the end and let the centerpiece do most of the talking. I bought a burlap runner that will be very versatile and I can switch out the centerpiece with the seasons. I always find a ton of options on Amazon, but I know Target and Homegoods have a big selection too.
At first, I thought it would be way too overwhelming to come up with home decor on my own. It all looked really complicated and expensive to do, but it doesn’t have to be! Find whatever way works for you. I’m sure there are some decorators out there cringing at my advice, but this is what works for me. As long as it gives you some joy when you look at it, you’ve done it exactly right! For updates on new posts, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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