How to Make Low-Profile Floral Centerpieces
Shouting through a floral arrangement is a surefire way to ruin your appetite for a dinner party. Carter Oosterhouse shows you his trade secrets for choosing conversation-friendly flower centerpieces that complement your decor but never detract from your guests. Vary your choices beyond cut flowers with dishes of shells, living plants, tea candles and even driftwood.
Step 1: Give 'Em Space
Each place setting should have about 16 - 18 inches of table space so it's important to remember to have centerpieces that are not only low profile they are not too wide.
Step 2: Metal and Natural
Try combining a metal bowl with some seashells not only does it look nice the contrast is is appealing as well.
Step 3: Plant a Plant
Use plants like succulents they don't grow too tall, they have full body and their healthy fleshy appearance is calming.
Step 4: Drift Away
Use some drift wood along with tea lights and a few flowers to create a warm natural feel.
Step 5: Fresh Cut Flowers
Smells good, looks good, is good-- be sure your vase shape matches your table shape.
Items You'll Need
- Metal Bowl
- Sea Shells
- Drift Wood
- Tea Lights