24 Mar

DIY: Modern Spring Centerpiece Ideas

DIY: Modern Spring Centerpiece Ideas

Looking for spring party inspiration? Here are a few surprisingly quick & easy centerpieces that I put together for a Spring themed cocktail party.

If you’ve followed the blog for a while, it’s probably no secret that manzanita branches & grapewood are one of my favorite elements for creating centerpieces… due largely in part that they make a fabulous “canvas” for all sorts of decorations. They’re also a quick, easy way to create large & impactful centerpieces at a fraction of the cost of big floral arrangements.

DIY: Modern Spring Centerpiece Ideas

Even better: these particular arrangements are made with just a few main elements: branches, moss balls, artificial butterflies, and orange mums.

I chose a contemporary palette of bright green and vibrant orange for this party, but – as always – this same concept can be tailored to any colors of your choice!

Full DIY details and shopping resources below…

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SPRING CENTERPIECE #1 – Manzanita in Square Vase

You’ll need:
Natural Red Manzanita – 12-18″ size ($4.18 at blooms and branches)
Moss Ball (3.5″ Bumpy/Cobblestone ball used here)
Artificial Butterflies
Mums (or your flower of choice)
White Ceramic Vase (or your vessel of choice)
Floral Foam Bricks – Wet

Directions:
1. Soak floral foam according to instructions. Trim to size & insert in vase.
2. Insert branch into the center of the foam.
3. Trim flower stems to just a few inches tall and insert them into the wet foam, making sure the fit is tight and completely covers the foam.
4. Decorate the branch with moss balls & butterflies. Use hot glue or pop up glue dots (available at craft & scrapbook stores) to secure the butterflies in place. I prefer glue dots… less chance of burned fingers!

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SPRING CENTERPIECE #2 – Manzanita in Rectangle Vase
(Pictured behind centerpiece #1)

DIY: Modern Spring Centerpiece Ideas

Directions:
This is essentially the same as Centerpiece #1, just utilizing a rectangular vase instead of the square vase, and green button mums instead of the orange mums. I also used a smaller manzanita branch here – the 10 – 14″ size, but you can also use the 12-18″ size as well.

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SPRING CENTERPIECE #3 – Grapewood Branch
(Pictured in image #2)

You’ll need:
Grapewood Branch in the size of your choice
Moss Ball (5.5″ Bumpy/Cobblestone ball used here)
Artificial Butterflies

Directions:
Add moss ball and butterflies to grapewood branch using hot glue or glue dots. Depending on the shape of the branch, you may be able to just wedge the ball in place and skip the gluing all together!

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DIY: Modern Spring Centerpiece Ideas

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And for a fun cocktail idea for spring parties, try a colorful Chambord French Martini (featuring black raspberry & pineapple flavors) garnished with lemon or orange twists!

DIY: Modern Spring Centerpiece Ideas

French Martini Recipe:

1-1/2 oz vodka
1/4 oz Chambord® Raspberry Liqueur
1/4 oz fresh pineapple juice

Shake with ice and pour into a cocktail or martini glass.

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One More Tip!
• Use glue dots to add more of the artificial butterflies to the edges of serving trays & bowls. This helps to give your food & party decor a cohesive look. =)

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35Comments

1
Kelly@ColorSizzle SAYS:

Very cool centerpieces! I love the rich colors.

Reply March 24, 2010 at 11:24 am

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Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

Welcome back Jenn!
This is so beautiful the butterflies are amazing, the color is so Spring!

Reply March 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

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Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

Welcome back Jenn!
This is so beautiful the butterflies are amazing, the color is so Spring!

Reply March 24, 2010 at 11:31 am

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Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Gorgeous, as usual! I am hoping to use some branch decorations with butterflies at Kate’s party this weekend…we’ll see if I can get them together! :) Hope you are getting settled with your new sweetheart! xoxo

Reply March 24, 2010 at 11:35 am

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Keisha - Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams SAYS:

I love button mums! That moss ball is very cool as well. I like the colors too – very spring meets summer!

Reply March 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Tori {Thoughtfully Simple} SAYS:

Love the orange and green! I am putting together a spring baby shower in lime and aqua and am using branches like these. Love the butterflies! Great work.

Reply March 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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Montreal Flower Arrangements- O.XIDE Design SAYS:

Yes modern centerpieces indeed!

Reply March 24, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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Patty SAYS:

I’m so in love with the coloring in all these pictures! Can’t wait to try out that martini recipe ;)

Reply March 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm

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Janelle SAYS:

Loving these! The colors are stunning & the manzanita is awesome. I love the simplicity of it.
I’m anxious to try the martini too…maybe for Easter brunch!
Hope you’re enjoying every minute with your little one!!!

Reply March 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

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Shetal Vyas SAYS:

I love these! They are so fresh and can be used for showers or even a daytime wedding!

Reply March 24, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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Elisha Akram SAYS:

I love the centerpieces. Colors are really nice!

Reply March 25, 2010 at 5:12 am

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Susan Southerland SAYS:

This fresh, vibrant idea reminds me of exactly how I feel when winter turns the page and bursts into spring!

Reply March 25, 2010 at 7:57 am

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Michele SAYS:

Great ideas! Another wood that looks great for this sort of thing is rhododendron or the wild mountain laurels if you live somewhere where they grow like weeds like they do by us.

Reply March 25, 2010 at 11:19 am

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Ashlie Frederick SAYS:

Very pretty! Love orange and green together.

http://itsmypartybyashlie.blogspot.com

Reply March 25, 2010 at 11:39 am

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sarah SAYS:

I love the the wood, it’s simply gorgeous! These are beautiful.

Reply March 25, 2010 at 2:42 pm

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