DIY: Romantic Centerpiece with Roses

DIY Romantic Centerpiece with Roses

Next week is one of our most favorite weeks – Valentine’s Day week! How doesn’t love a week that celebrates love!? :) I’m always a huge fan of skipping the crowds and having a romantic dinner at home and thanks to Kimm from The Velvet Garden she is sharing how to make this romantic Valentine’s Day centerpiece for your dinner table. I love that it can be made with roses found at your local grocery store also! I hope you’ll try it this weekend to add a bit of romance to your dinner table or save for a special dinner on the 14th!

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What You’ll Need:
• Roses (this DIY uses spray roses, garden roses, Ecuadorian roses, and sweetheart roses)
• Vase
• Floral Scissors
• Floral Wire
• Rose de thorner (not mandatory, but sure is nice!)

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There are so many pretty types of roses! This centerpiece uses the four types shown above.

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Step 1: Buy flowers at your local grocery store or farmer’s market and be sure to check for freshness. The roses should have the following:
• tight buds
• healthy leaves
• strong stems
• no bruises or brown spots
• no mold

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Step 2: Process flowers:
Take out of paper/plastic and remove all rubber bands. Then remove lower leaves and thorns, and cut the stems on an angle. Put the flowers in water until you are ready to use.

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Step 3: Arrange centerpiece:
Gather flowers in your hand to create the shape you want. Then wrap stems with tape or floral wire to hold the shape. Cut the stems on an angle to the appropriate height of your vase/container.

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Step 4: Place bouquet in vase/container. Remember to make sure your vase is full of water! Then mist your centerpiece with water to keep it looking fresh.

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Thanks so much to Kimm from The Velvet Garden for this lovely Valentine’s Day DIY! Special thanks also to Brandon Kidd for the photos, Dish Wish for the dishes and to Be Inspired PR for producing.

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Comments

  1. thanks for sharing us this great tips of making stunning centerpieces, i will make this on this special Valentine’s Day!

  2. Great tutorial. Would apply to brides wanting to do their own centerpieces also.

  3. Thank you for this post! We shared it with our online followers to help them make the most out of a great Valentine’s Day!

    Keep up the great inspiration for all of us who enjoy great photography, ideas and living life large.

  4. Oh gosh, this is a gorgeous idea!! I love it so much. Bring on the 14th :) xoxo

  5. Yes roses are truely the perfect symbol of love. Romantic moments can be made more special by including flowers. Must say the arrangement which you have showed in this post is so romantic. Thank you for sharing this.

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