Create stunning centerpieces for your next party or shower without breaking the bank! This post offers easy DIY ideas to help you make elegant stemless wine glass centerpieces for tables using everyday materials.

Who says elegance has to be expensive? Stemless wine glasses are becoming increasingly popular for creating stunning and affordable centerpieces for any occasion.

They’re versatile, easy to use, and can be customized to fit your style and budget. Whether you’re planning a casual get-together, a sophisticated dinner party, or a celebratory shower, these simple centerpieces are sure to impress your guests.

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Why Stemless Wineglasses Work Well For Budget-Friendly Table Centerpieces

This fresh flower centerpiece DIY can be used for any bridal shower, baby shower, quinceanera, graduation party, birthday, anniversary party, etc. They are super simple to make and easy on the wallet. And I made this particular centerpiece idea using 15 oz stemless wine glasses as the vase for a bridal shower.

Have you used stemless wine glasses as a vessel for bouquets before? They are very easy to find, inexpensive, and do double duty, as well…wine glasses! And the best part about these centerpieces is you can use any kind of flowers you want in them!

If you are not married to a particular color scheme or flower, I pick up bouquets from the local markets because they usually run anywhere from $6.99 to $19.99 per bouquet.

And if I need to work with a particular color and do not want to risk it, I’ll connect with a local florist or flower farmer. Bouquets from a florist will cost a little more, but they are usually larger in size and much better quality.

I have made various centerpieces for tables using different suppliers, including my own cut cut flower garden. For me, where I get supplies from depends on what I am making them for and the look I am trying to achieve.

Wait until you see how easy these stemless wine glass centerpieces are to make!

Vintage pink roses from the florist to make centerpieces for tables in stemless wine glasses

Choosing Centerpieces for Tables Color Scheme and Flowers

After discussing options with my friend, we decided to go with simple rose centerpieces. Since she needed centerpieces for eight 60″ tables and the color scheme for her bridal shower was teal tablecloths with a champagne-colored overlay, I purchased flowers from the local florist.

When I called the florist, I requested 8 dozen light pink roses as well as baby’s breath and ferns. The florist scored a $200 cost for my order. When I picked them up a few days later, I was not expecting these beautiful vintage-looking roses.

They were absolutely stunning. I love the vintage edges of the flowers. Don’t they almost look almost like aged paper?

How to Make Simple Stemless Wine Glass Centerpieces for Tables

Before we get started with what you’ll need and instructions, look around for what type of wine glass you want to use.

Finding the Right Wine Glasses For Your Centerpiece

When searching for stemless wine glasses, I prefer a wider bottom and a more narrow mouth. Flowers sit and arrange nicely in this shape glass. I purchased these stemless wine glasses from Homegoods. They were $9.99 for a 6-pack so I purchased two packages.

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What You’ll Need to Make these Creative Stemless Wine Glass Centerpieces for Tables

  • Clean scissors or garden snips (wipe them down with a bleach solution or Clorox wipe, wash, rinse and dry well before using)
  • Stemless Wine Glasses
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Water
  • Fillers (optional): greenery, decorative moss, beads, crystals
  • Decorative elements (optional) like ribbons, candles, seashells, etc.
  • Vase fillers (optional) like marbles, pebbles, acrylic crystals
  • Mirror, tray, or decorative plate (optional) for a unique centerpieces with a base
supplies needed to make fresh flower centerpieces for table on granite countertop in farmhouse kitchen

Step 1 – Prepare the Stemless Wine Glasses Fill Each Stemless Wine Glass with Water

Wash your wine glasses thoroughly with dish soap and warm water. Dry them completely with a lint-free cloth. For some centerpiece designs, you might want to paint or embellish the outside of the wine glass. Let any customizations dry completely before proceeding. Then fill each glass about 2/3 of the way with fresh water so the fresh cut stems go right back into water.

Step 2 – Creating the Base (Optional):

In some cases, you may want to add a base to elevate your centerpiece to something truly unique while adding visual interest. Use a decorative plate, a mirrored tray, or even a beautiful book as a base. If you’re using loose fillers like marbles or crystals, placing them on a mirrored tray will create a dazzling effect.

making cuts to roses before making centerpieces for tables on granite countertop
This is how the rose or any flower should look with the leaves removed. The florist advised making the cut first, then removing the leaves.

Step 3 – Choosing and Preparing Fresh Flowers

Choosing Your Flowers

Select flowers that complement the occasion and your overall theme. For a summer party, think about using bright sunflowers or daisies. For a more elegant affair, roses, lilies, or orchids would be lovely choices. Keep the scale in mind; you don’t want flowers that are so tall they overwhelm the wine glass or block conversation across the table.

Preparing the Flowers

When arranging your flowers, consider height, color, and texture. Start by placing the largest or tallest flower in the center. Build around it with smaller blooms and greenery, balancing the arrangement for a natural look.

It’s important to consider how far back you will be cutting each stem to fit the glass. I like to cut mine a little longer than I think I will need because it is much easier to cut more off than to add length back.

Hold one stem up to the glass, you want at least a few inches more than the head would be popping out of the top of the glass (again, you will cut a little more off later to cut it down to the right size).

When making cuts to fresh stems, always cut on an angle. This is the best way for the stem to take up water. Make the first cut then pop into the glass. How much longer should you cut it back so the head sticks out about an inch or inch and a half from the glass mouth.

When you have the desired stem length, strip the green leaves off the stem then make the final cut to fit the glass. It is important to cut the leaves off so they do not sit and rot in the water. Cut flowers will not last as long if leaves are rotting in the water.

close up of in process of making the centerpieces for tables with vintage pink roses in stemless wine glasses on granite countertop in farmhouse kitchen
When I first started making these centerpieces, I considered using only five roses. They looked very pretty and elegant with five. Since I did not want an overabundance of supplies leftover, I added more to each centerpiece. When you make your own, play around with what you like. Once you get the design down, make the rest.

Step 3 – How to Arrange Flowers in Stemless Wine Glasses Centerpieces for Tables

Once you know the desired length of flowers, I cut three and then dropped them in the glass. I then cut three ferns back to about the same length as the flowers, stripped off any greens that would touch the water, and dropped them in around and under the three roses.

When I had the base layout with three ferns and three roses, I cut three baby’s breaths and dropped them in as filler. Once I had three of each in one glass, I cut additional roses in the same manner as the first few, then stuffed them into the vases. Since it best to work with odd numbers, I wound up with a total of nine roses in each vase.

I originally thought I could fit twelve based on the size of roses from the local markets, but the florist’s roses were much larger so I had to fit less. Once I stuffed about nine in the glass, I added a few more baby’s breaths to fill it, adding more texture and dimension.

vintage pink roses centerpieces for tables in stemless wine glass
First completed centerpiece.

Step 4 – Adding Fillers and Decorative Elements

Fillers add texture, color, and visual interest to your centerpiece. Try using greenery like sprigs of rosemary or eucalyptus, decorative moss, colorful beads, or even acrylic crystals.

Candles, ribbons, or seashells can add a touch of whimsy and personalization to your design. Just be sure anything you add is secure and won’t topple over easily.

Step 5 – Putting it All Together

Carefully pour your chosen vase filler into the bottom of the wine glass, creating a bed for your flowers. If you’re using a base, place the wine glass on the base. Arrange your flowers, fillers, and decorative elements in the wine glass, following the tips mentioned in step 3.

Finished centerpieces for tables using vintage pink roses and babys breath in stemless wine glasses

Helpful Tips and Tricks

  • To ensure your flowers stay fresh longer, add a small amount of water to the base of the wine glass before arranging your flowers.
  • If you’re using loose fillers like crystals or marbles, consider lining the bottom of the wine glass with floral tape to create a barrier and prevent water from seeping through.
  • Play with height! You can elevate your centerpiece by placing the wine glass on a small book or decorative box.
  • Stemless wine glasses can also be used as unique candle holders or candy displays.

Since I originally estimated a dozen roses per glass based on the size of the flowers I purchase at the local markets, I would up with leftover floral supplies. Although I was only making eight centerpieces, I had four leftover wine glasses, so I made the client additional centerpieces and used up all of the supplies. The bride decided to use the extras as part of the decor at the gift and buffet tables.

Conclusion

I hope this post inspires you to make your own floral centerpieces! They are very fun to make and last about a week. Stemless wine glass centerpieces are a beautiful and affordable way to add elegance to any occasion. With a little creativity and these simple steps, you can create stunning centerpieces that will impress your guests. Don’t forget to share your creations with me in the comments below!

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4 Comments

  1. Love this idea! Would you mind sharing the size of the wine glasses? Want to make, but unsure flowers will fit in a typical sized wine glass. Thank you!!

    1. Hey Jessica! They are 15 oz glasses. If you make them, please send me photos I’d love to see!