Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Simple Centerpieces

Did anyone happen to catch Eddie Ross's carnation post? He gave a simple tutorial on how to use carnations in large numbers to create beautiful centerpieces.

At my work, we had our Winter Board meeting and I offered to take a stab at creating our centerpieces in
#1. Hopes of saving some money
#2. Having an excuse to do a fun project.

I called Publix and ordered 10 bundles for this project (300 carnations in total). I underestimated the enormous amount of carnations that are necessary for each centerpiece. You need around 50 per centerpiece. We had 13 tables. 13 x 50= 650. Not 300.

No need to panic. I went back to Publix and bought some white mums. Only 10 mums were required per centerpiece. Each centerpiece took less than 5 minutes to create and the flowers stayed alive for a week after the event. I think they would be so charming for a wedding.

the picture tutorial via Eddie Ross

Mixed carnations and mums (i prefer the carnations) . I received compliments like a rock star and showed a few older women how I made them.

5 comments:

Roger Baillargeon said...
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Teri Andrea said...

ashley! those centerpieces are so stinking cute and simple!

where were you in october? have a great week, pretty girl. ;)

Cote de Texas said...

those really look great. I might have to steal that idea!!! that you stole from Eddie!! haha!! you did a great job.

Joni

smitten design said...

Joni-
Thank you. They were such a hit and gloriously simple! I only hope Eddie continues to provide step by step instructions.

Amber said...

Hi Sweet Ashley! I'm going to make these for a baby shower I'm hosting in a few weeks! Such a great idea!