DIY Centerpiece for an Outdoor Party
Today is another 15 minute decorating day! Let’s make a summer party centerpiece for our table. This tiered terracotta centerpiece idea is so wonderfully easy and quick. And when you use fresh flowers from your garden it is also super cheap and inexpensive.
Got unexpected guests coming? In need of a little quick decorating with an oomph factor? Want a conversation-inducing centerpiece but not the work that normally goes with them? Do you like quick, easy, and (almost) for free?
Got you covered my friends. This painted clay pots centerpiece idea is perfect for a casual wedding, garden party or simply to put some glam on your patio table.
In fact, my project today is so easy and laid back that I think I would be insulting your creative talent if I gave you a full tutorial. But let me explain the steps anyway:
How to Make a Summer Centerpiece from Clay Pots
Step 1. Collect clay pots and saucers in varying sizes.
Step 2. Paint the outside of your pots and saucers with paint (any paint will do actually, I used leftover wall paint).
Step 3. Stack your saucers and pots to form a tiered terracotta stand.
Step 5. Look for small glasses, vases, jars and cups that can hold a flower or two.
Step 6. Pick flowers from your garden or use store bought flowers. Make tiny bouquets.
That’s it! There are no complicated steps involved here. You can do this almost blindfolded (wouldn’t recommend it though).
Look how lovely this summer centerpiece looks on my garden table. All ready for the guests to arrive and have ourselves a little garden party.
Want more ideas for what to do with mini bottles? You’ll love my summer decoration with hanging bottles.
I love this kind of decorating/crafting. I think I am actually getting to be known for it, since easy and light decorating with flowers is just about my most favorite thing to do. Lazy decorating with flowers like I do with tulips or roses.
The idea is to keep this arrangement simple and minimal. Let the colors of the flowers take center stage and each individual flower get her fair share of attention. How’s that for an easy summer centerpiece?
As you can see I used different roses in varying colors of pink from rose bushes. I added a bit of Ladies Mantle and some geranium flowers. The green leaves are from a mint plant in my kitchen and I think I even snuck in a grocery store flower or two.
I love the colorful mix! It makes this summer centerpiece extra festive and cheerful.
I kind of went for a multi-colored, multi-flowered look here. But I am sure it would look awesome in a single color tone too, or with all the same flowers.
This is so easy, it can be changed in matter of minutes.
I have also done a version of this easy flower arrangement idea on a tray and it looks equally pretty and was just as simple and quick to pull together.
So easy, but I do think it has the oomph factor. Agree?…….
Yeah, what better time than summer to take a relaxed approach to crafting and decorating? I guess we’ve got the rest of the year to go for daring, challenging and complicated.
Let’s all just enjoy some floral beauty the easy way instead.
Oh and maybe a nice cold glass of pink wine too 😉
I am going back to my hammock now 🙂
CU and I hope you have a rocking good summer too.
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.