I love to infuse my passion for gardening with my home decor. When I am unable to get outside and garden, I enjoy playing with flowers and creating beautiful arrangements. For spring, I designed this gorgeous magnolia centerpiece and love the result.
Since I love to decorate with seasonal faux florals and greens, I purchase a few every season to add to my collection. As much as I love to buy real flowers from the market, they don’t last long and can get costly. I prefer the ‘set and forget’ approach to home decor and look for authentic looking faux florals to match the season.
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How to Create a Rustic Farmhouse Spring Centerpiece
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love this vintage toolbox. I found it in the fall at Vermont antique store and thought it would make the perfect container for a centerpiece. Well, fast forward six months and I’m still using it as a seasonal centerpiece. To decorate, I simply change the florals. It takes about five minutes but completely transforms the space with the current season.
Before we needed to stay home, I picked up these gorgeous faux magnolias from my favorite local nursery. I saw them in the shop and knew I had to have them! Since I’m gravitating to neutrals this year, they are the perfect compliment to my spring decor.
When creating an arrangement, I gather everything needed to design the centerpiece. Depending on the size of the vessel, I grab enough greens and florals to stuff inside and lean towards overstuffing versus understuffing a container.
For this centerpiece, I used two bunches of fern-like greens, three large magnolia flowers, seven small magnolia flowers on stems and magnolia foliage stems.
The toolbox is not that deep so I did not use floral foam or other item to anchor the stems. Instead, I started with two large fluffy bunches of faux greens to use as the base. Because these bunches are so thick, they will help anchor the rest of the florals and fill in the base of the toolbox.
While at the nursery, I picked up two types of magnolias: large flowers and smaller flowers on branches. I added the smaller flowers on branches first to the arrangement because they anchor the larger blooms.
Once situated in the toolbox, I tucked in the larger magnolia flowers. After tucking the larger blossoms in, I added a few magnolia foliage stems. The leaves are large and oversized so they add dimension and texture to the arrangement.
Doesn’t it look great? It’s so easy to do and it takes very little time to create. To see how this centerpiece has changed with the seasons, see Budget Friendly Winter Centerpiece Ideas and How to Decorate for Fall and Christmas Before Thanksgiving.
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