How to Make a Table Runner Centerpiece
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Have you seen these lovely floral centerpieces all the way down the center of a table, filling the the table with beautiful blooms. I decided I really wanted to create that same kind of look for a table I was going to be styling. The day I styled this table, I started off early at the New York flower markets. It is such a joy to get to stroll through the flower district and pick up such beautiful flowers! This day I wasn’t looking for specific kinds of flowers, I was just looking for the colors I needed to coordinate with the china I would be using. The china is Butterfly Parade by Christian Lacroix. I was shopping for oranges, greens, yellows, whites and blue. I also picked up some Salal leaves to use for my filler greenery.
I want the container for my centerpiece to ‘disappear’ so I selected these clear acrylic drawer organizers from The Container Store. I added the arrow so I was sure you can see the containers on the gold table runner.
Five of these filled the table from one end to the other.
I took each of the containers I bought at The Container Store and cut a piece of wet floral foam to fit in each piece. You only need to leave about 3/4 of an inch above the edge of the containers. Divide the flowers equally among the number of containers you have to fill. Arrange the flowers into the first container and move the next container up next to the first one. By building the arrangements like that, one after another, you will be able to make sure that each of the arrangements will abut up to the next one. You can see how the arrangement fills the entire length of the table. I added picks of butterflies to mimic those flitting across the china.
A table runner centerpiece can be made any length and any kinds of flowers or foliage. This was the first one of these I have made, but it will not be the last. Don’t be afraid of trying one of these for a special event, dinner or party for yourself!
Come on back on Thursday for all of the details of my Butterfly Parade tablescape!