Looking for centerpiece ideas you can make in minutes? Wait until you see how easy this vintage flower centerpiece is to make!
I love designing centerpieces with both fresh cut flowers, faux, or a mix of both depending on my mood and what I have on hand.
Since I wanted to use this old crate for a centerpiece, I made this vintage flower one for spring that has taken my decor well into summer.
Because I love to decorate with florals, I purchase new faux flowers every season to add to my collection.
While I love to cut garden flowers or pick up real blooms from the market in a centerpiece, they require care, don’t last long, and can get costly.
Faux arrangements are a great solution if you want something low maintenance that will look good all season long.
With this “set and forget” approach to home decorating, I look for authentic-looking faux florals to mirror the season and what’s growing outdoors.
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How to Decorate with Garden Style
The essence of decorating with a garden style, means we bring the outdoor elements indoors.
One of the best ways to achieve this is by styling your home with live plants and flowers.
If caring for live plants and flowers aren’t your thing, or if you want to decorate for the season, sometimes faux florals and greens are the way to go!
Where my dining room is concerned, I’m a huge proponent of faux centerpieces because I don’t need to care for them and they always look good.
Lately I’ve been leaning towards THIS vintage toolbox as my vessel.
But this season, I feel like changing things up.
I’m really into decorating with neutrals this year, so I bought some white real touch florals online and LOVE them!
I normally don’t like to purchase faux florals without seeing them first, but the real touch series is pretty high quality and looks very authentic!
So I highly recommend them.
These gorgeous white peonies are perfect for both my spring and summer decor.
Budget-Friendly Tip: Choose faux florals and greens that can carry you through multiple seasons.
How to Create This Vintage Flower Centerpiece
When the peonies arrived, I wasn’t sure where to put them or how to style them.
I looked around my house for something to use as a container and found this beautiful vintage crate I found in Vermont while thrifting.
Looking at the size of the crate, I gathered supplies to create a simple arrangement.
Because I wanted the peonies to be the focal point, I grabbed some faux ferns and eucalyptus bunches to use as filler.
Since the crate is rather large, I placed a box and set a piece of floral foam on top so I could anchor the plants inside.
Floral foam helps keep stems in place.
When designing a centerpiece, I gravitate to the filler, spiller and thriller method of design.
Not every arrangement I make follows this design style, but it’s a good rule of thumb when designing a container garden or flower arrangement.
I started with three bunches of faux ferns as the base.
Using bunches instead of stems makes it easier to add flowers, anchor the blooms, and arrange them in the vessel.
To add some height and filler, I tucked in a few eucalyptus bunches.
I love how the foliage on the eucalyptus and ferns add a different texture to the arrangement.
After setting both greens into the floral foam, I tucked in six peony bunches.
There are a few blossoms per bunch and they are easy to position.
I randomly inserted the bunches into the floral foam, then fanned them out.
I draped a few over the edge so it would look like they were naturally spilling out.
And that’s it!
Super easy right?
Don’t these peonies look so good?
Live peony blooms don’t last very long, so to have something that looks pretty close last all season long is a huge plus in my book.
Since the arrangement is neutral, I’m able to move it around and use it anywhere in my home.
I love how versatile it is.
I used this arrangement for a spring dinner party I hosted.
Although it looks pretty rustic, I love how it looks with my fine china and crystal stemware.
But I not only used this centerpiece indoors, I also used it outside.
It decorated my table all summer long.
And yes I can maintain something real here, but I preferred not to water plants directly on the outdoor dining table.
I even used this vintage flower centerpiece for my patriotic dinner party on July 4th!
You can’t beat the versatility of a good neutral faux flower arrangement.
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