I love this particular time of the summer for home decor shopping because stores are starting to put their fall products out for sale and are marking down spring and summer items a lot. While shopping at Wal-Mart the other day, I saw these awesome galvanized tin trays with three buckets in them for only $2.50! I then picked up some artificial dahlias and some dry floral foam from the Dollar Tree and was able to make a super adorable late summer/fall centerpiece for my kitchen.
I am so happy with how this super inexpensive centerpiece turned out, so I wanted to share with you how to make one just like it for your own table.
- Galvanized Serve Caddy– This was on clearance at my local Wal-Mart.
- Dry Floral Foam
- Artificial Flowers – I used 6 bunches of artificial dahlias.
- Wire Cutters
Fill each container with dry floral foam or Styrofoam. I used two pieces for each can from the packs I purchased at the Dollar Tree.
Use your wire cutters to cut all of the stems off each bunch so you can work with single stems. Using one of your longest stems, place one stem in the middle of the foam facing upward to establish the height for the arrangement.
Use the remaining stems to evenly fill the remaining space left in the container. You want the flowers to be facing out and slightly upwards to look like they are growing. If you have leaves on your stems, push them down towards the base of the arrangement to help hide the foam.
Repeat the same process for the other two containers.
I originally planned to have the dahlias with burlap in the middle, but I decided that I liked it better with the brighter orange in the middle. Don’t be afraid to make adjustments to your arrangement to make it perfect for you!
So, what do you think of this farmhouse-style centerpiece? Let me know your thoughts or any questions you have in the comments below!
If you decide to make your own arrangement like this, I’d love to see it! Be sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram using @onecraftatatime so I can see what you made!
~ Candace 🙂