Flower arrangement tutorial: SIMPLE FLOWER + TEAPOT CENTERPIECE
With only a few simple supplies and some affordable blooms you can create a sweet teapot centerpiece that will look like it took you loads more time and effort that it really did.
You will need:
- A teapot of any variety (lid not needed) | You can often find affordable used pots at thrift stores, if you don't already have one on hand.
- Flowers with full blooms | I used two bunches of daffodils from our local grocery store for this project. These flowers are great because they are in season right now and super affordable (under $3 a bunch)...but you can really use anything from roses and tulips to lilacs or lilies in your centerpiece in their place. You could even make yours with greenery or flowers that you've scavenged from the outdoors. Pick a favorite bloom and run with it.
- Pruning shears or scissors | Shears will obviously work best and may be necessary depending on the type of flower you use, but scissors can be used if you prefer (just be aware that thick stems may damage your scissors).
- Floral frog (optional) | You can find cheap floral frogs at your local craft store (mine was only about $2). For this project they are very helpful but not entirely necessary. In place of a floral frog you could also use marbles, pebbles, etc.
- Carefully set your floral frog inside your teapot and fill pot 1/2 way with cold water.
- Snip the ends of your flowers one at a time and insert them inside teapot, securing with floral frog. I'm sure there is a correct way to do this, but I'm not a floral designer so I just started by adding my tallest blooms to the center and then began to fill around and under those with shorter blooms. I think the beauty of a bouquet like this is that it the fullness of the flowers really helps you out and hides any patches that you might have missed.
- Place your handmade centerpiece on your table or tie a tag on the handle and give as a gift to an unsuspecting friend (don't forget to include the lid)! Enjoy! xo Ez