Back in the fall, I did a post about creating a centerpiece using foliage from your own backyard. It was a popular post so I thought I’d revisit the concept again now that it’s a new season and different plants are blooming! Let’s talk about creating a spring centerpiece from your backyard!
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I love spring with the leaves returning to the trees and the flowers blooming! One of the previous owners put some hard work into our backyard and it’s beautiful. It was really overgrown when bought the house and we’re slowing getting it cleaned up. There’s been a lot of weed pulling and mulching and we’re not even halfway done! But it will be a lovely oasis when it’s finished.
Our neighbors on all sides have trees and vines that have grown through, as well as hang over our fence. I love it because it gives our yard a very secluded feeling. During the spring and summer months, you would hardly know we have neighbors because you can’t see the houses for all the greenery. Our fence could probably use replacing, but it has that rustic vintage vibe and fits right with the property.
Gathering Greenery and Flowers
I had fun working on this because I had a helper. My daughter wanted to be part of this project so we grabbed our cutters and made the trek to the backyard to see what we could discover!
These pretty pink flowers are actually the neighbors, but they’re hanging over our property, so fair game, right? We snipped off a couple of branches. They had thorns so we had to be careful! We have a honeysuckle vine that makes it smell like heaven back there! We snipped a few of those, too. Then we snipped a few of the leafy vines that are growing through our fence from another neighbor’s yard.
We moved to a different part of the yard to find some pretty white flowers and that gave us everything we needed to put together our spring centerpiece!
TIP: Shake out your branches to get rid of any insects that may be hiding before you take them inside!
With all of our foliage gathered and ready to go, we decided we needed something to anchor the greenery. We settled on a large glass vase and placed a large white pillar candle inside.
Next, we grabbed the leafy vines and placed one on either side. It didn’t lay flat so we had to cut it in a couple of places for it to lay right.
Once the vines were in place and even on both sides, we started snipping the pink flowers and tucked them in the vines on either side, filling in gaps along the way.
We only had a small amount of honeysuckle so we just added it to the ends on either side.
Last left to add to the spring centerpiece was the white flowers and we used them throughout to give it a full look.
Now you’re ready for your plates! We added the chargers and then I laid out the large plates. My daughter came behind me and placed the salad plates to complete the look!
Wow! Isn’t it beautiful! I’m amazed by what you can pull together by just snipping some branches from your backyard! Even my hubby came in and commented on how pretty it was! I hope this gave you some ideas for your own spring centerpiece!
TIP: If you live in an area where there aren’t many plants, consider asking a friend or family member if you can cut some from theirs!
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