Do you use faux florals in your decor? While I love the look and aroma of fresh cut flowers, sometimes it’s just not practical to use them. If you want a St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece that can be out all month, create your own DIY centerpiece.
Using faux florals is a budget friendly way of getting the look you want and having it last for as long as you want to display the arrangement.
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Having a centerpiece that can last throughout a month means that using faux florals is the way to go. You can create a centerpiece like mine that can be used for St. Patrick’s Day and then remove the shamrock picks and it still looks great for an early spring centerpiece.
Faux Floral St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece
Gather the supplies you’ll need to make a DIY centerpiece. Choose a color scheme that you want to use and sort the elements. You’ll want a container, faux flowers, faux greenery, and something for container filler. I often use scarves from the Dollar Tree.
Once you’ve decided on the container, you’ll need a foam block for the bottom of it. You’ll need to fit it to size. I used a small foam block and placed it in the center of the crate.
Begin by adding the filler florals into the foam block. I like to keep it symmetrical, so I arrange them evenly.
Next, you’ll add in the filler that you’ve chosen. I like to use floral greenery stems that are full and have lots of height to them. These are placed in the center of the foam block.
As you’re adding in the stems, make sure to spread them evenly into the foam block.
After you’ve added the filler florals, begin arranging the faux flowers that you’ve chosen. For this centerpiece, I’m using white rose stems from Dollar Tree. While DT flowers aren’t the same quality hat you’ll find at craft stores, when used along with filler, you’ll see that they can look great.
Fill in the lower part of the container with more faux flowers. I’m using roses that I had in my craft stash that were purchased at Michaels. Add in some floral beads for more filler.
If you shop at Dollar Tree, you’ve seen the seasonal scarves sold there. I love using these as filler for lots of flower arrangements. I purchased these two with thoughts of using them for a wreath, but they came in handy for the St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece arrangement. Using fabric as container filler is an easy way to cover up the foam blocks as well as the bottom of the floral stems.
There is no right way to add the scarves to the arrangement. I folded each one in half, lengthwise and tucked them into the front and back of the crate.
The scarves could also be tucked and draped over the edges of the container as I did a couple of years ago for a St. Patrick’s Day Tulip Centerpiece.
The finishing touch for a St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece is to add in some shamrock picks. You can find these at Dollar Tree.
This fun DIY centerpiece is on our breakfast table along with a couple of leprechaun figurines. I’m putting together a simple tablescape in complementary colors that I’ll use for the month of March. After St. Patrick’s Day is over, I’ll remove the shamrocks and have a pretty spring centerpiece.
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St. Patrick’s Day Faux Floral Centerpiece
Steps for Creating a Faux Floral Centerpiece
- Choose a container
- Decide on colors
- Sort items to use into three categories:
- Add foam block to container
- Add filler stems to block
- Add focal stems to block
- Add fabric to cover stems and foam block
- Add more filler florals/picks as needed
Supply List for DIY Faux Floral St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece
- Foam Block
- Green Floral Stems
- White Rose Stems
- Floral Bead Stems
- Dollar Tree St. Patrick’s Day Scarves
- Dollar Tree Shamrock Stems
Do you do much decorating for St. Patrick’s Day? Have you made a faux floral centerpiece for the holiday? I’ll be sharing my St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape next week. You might enjoy seeing a few from earlier years.
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