Since we are having Thanksgiving in my home this year, I wanted to create a centerpiece that I could use for the holiday and for other occasions. To do this, I needed a universal base so that I could simply change the fresh flowers, depending on season. I have seen some wonderful floral centerpieces with cranberries and apples as the base. I love them but since we are on a ranch, I wanted to go with something a little more rustic.
Before spending any money, I took a look at what I had around my house. I found a clear pitcher and while sitting outside watching Truett play, I kept staring at all the pine cones. Then it hit me! Pine cones! After I had a plan, I went to the store to buy a couple of things, including the fresh flowers. Even the smaller Walmarts have a small section of fresh flowers, usually by the grocery area. I had a hard time choosing which flowers. I knew I didn’t want roses but deciding on the colors between the others was a little difficult. I decided to go with something vibrant since my base would be dark. Because I didn’t want to soak the all the pine cones in water, I decided to get a skinnier vase to go inside the clear pitcher. I only spent $12.97 but you could have bought a vase and even pine cones at the store as well. When Christmas comes, I can easily replace these flowers with some pretty red ones!
- Vase or Pitcher in this case
- Skinny Vase to fit inside bigger vase
- Filler – Pine Cones
- Fresh Flowers
- Place the skinny vase into the bigger vase.
- Fill bigger vase with pine cones all the way to the top, surrounding the skinny vase.
- Pour water into the skinny vase; add the nutrients that come with your flowers.
- Measure flowers and cut down height to fit into skinny vase.
- Fluff flowers if needed and/or adjust them for a full bouquet.
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