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DIY Centerpiece in 3 Steps


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All you need to make this easy arrangement is ample prep time, willing helpers (bridesmaids!), a cool storage area, and a way to transport the centerpieces to the party. Check out your local nursery and craft stores for supplies.


What you need:

  • A three-ply plastic trash bag
  • Bamboo cylinders (in various sizes)
  • Succulents (such as echeveria)
  • Potting soil
  • Tropical leaves (such as monstera)
  • Flowers (such as protea)
  • Flower frogs (available at crafts stores)
  • Floral tape

Step 1: Cut the bag to fit the cylinder bottoms. Line them with it, and secure the lining with tape.

Step 2: Repot the succulent plants in some of the cylinders, using the potting soil. Then place flower frogs in the bottoms of the remaining cylinders and use them to anchor the stems of the flowers and some of the leaves. Pour about 2 inches of water into each cylinder.

Step 3: Set the cylinders on the remaining leaves (using them as place mats).

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