I don’t really decorate for holidays but I do love spring and bringing the outdoors in. During the winter I tend to be in a funk so when the buds start to pop up I get crazy excited for airing out the house and decorating.
My favorite way to decorate for spring is to set up my tables with fun spring centerpieces. Centerpieces can be intimidating to set up but with a little planning you can make them with a few items you have in your house. I love the sound free makes!
Read on for 5 tips for setting up a beautiful DIY spring centerpiece with objects from around your home!
5 Tips for Setting up a Beautiful DIY Spring Centerpiece:
1. Start with an anchor. Table runners, trays or a fabric doily are great pieces for anchoring your centerpiece.
2. Gather your decorative items. Be sure to find items of varying height. I like to pick items in a neutral color with only one or two items with a pop of color. This will help your colorful items stand out. Pick pastels for your pop of color to create a fun spring theme.
3. Bring the outdoors in. I love using twigs, stems with leaves, succulents and flowers if you have them already. You can also use a bouquet of store flowers to make multiple floral arrangements. You can use my tutorial here for arranging grocery store flowers. Watch for the tutorial for making a succulent teacup planter coming next week!
4. Arrange your items using the rule of thirds, yes the photography rule that helps you set up items heavy on one third of the arrangement and smaller in the other third. But it also means to group things in sets of three. Three small candles or three fruits.
5. If you don’t want to remove your centerpiece every time you eat at the table be sure to make note of the height of your centerpiece. You want to be able to see over it or at least see through it.
Centerpieces aren’t just for your tables. I love to make centerpieces for my coffee table which is a thrift store find that I refinished…probably my favorite piece of furniture in the house! You can also add centerpieces to mantels, shelves or benches like the one that goes with my gallery wall. Be sure to click through to see tips on creating a gallery wall you love!
kathy downey says
Thanks i think i am going to be creative this year and make my own piece for my table thanks for the tips and ideas