One of the most beautiful parts of wedding decor is all the floral that you get to choose and create. With a little research and practice, doing your own isn’t that much trouble. Here’s an easy centerpiece that can be created with flowers found at local stores. You can create one large centerpiece or two smaller centerpieces.
Hydrangea and Rose Centerpiece
- Shallow container, 1 or
- Small container, 2
- Hydrangeas, 6
- Roses, 12
- Ornamental Oregano, 1 small plant
- Trash can
Note: I used regular tape and no foam block. This makes for a really loose and easy to arrange centerpiece. If you’ll be re-creating this for a wedding or will be transporting flowers, you need to use floral supplies like tape and foam block. This will make a more stable and longer lasting arrangement. Here’s a great tutorial on how to soak, cut, and use floral block.
Gather all of your supplies in one place.
Cut away any plastic or rubber band from the flowers.
Strip the stems of any leaves. If you prefer to leave a few leaves on, you can. This will add volume and color to the arrangement.
Cut the flower stems to the appropriate length. I usually start just below the second “knuckle” on the stem, and then trim as needed while arranging. If your hydrangeas start wilting, here’s a great method to revive them.
Fill the container with water and plant food. Tape off six sections to help support the flowers. This step is unnecessary if you use foam block.
Place one hydrangea in each section, arranging so the stems stay submerged and tape is hidden. Layer in the roses and oregano, keeping the overall arrangement balanced but not uniform.
And voila!, a simple arrangement perfect for a wedding or shower.
For the smaller arrangement, use one or two hydrangea blooms each and fill in as needed with roses and oregano.