How To Make a Spring Floral Centerpiece

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Today we are celebrating the first day of spring by sharing how to make a spring floral centerpiece! It’s easy to make a centerpiece using seasonal flowers to decorate a table for a special event or wedding. The biggest tip is to make the centerpiece low so that people can see each other. Using a shallow vase is the easiest way to do this, but you’ll need a few expert tips for working with a shallow vase. Jennifer, expert cottage gardener and floral designer from Fir and Flora, invites us into her darling cottage today to share a few tricks and the recipe for a classic spring centerpiece! Click through for the full details and the full flower recipe.

spring flower centerpiece

A Spring Floral Centerpiece


1 latte bowl (5.5″ w by 3″ h)
Floral netting or large flower frog
Flower snips
Wire snips if making frog from netting
Optional: florist clay

1 bunch camellia branches
1 bunch variegated ivy
1 bunch sweet peas
1 bunch tulips
2 bunches small ranunculus or 1 bunch of large (I used small)

1. Create or install frog and fill bowl with fresh water.

2. Add greenery: camellia stems to provide structure: asymmetrical and wider than tall.

2a. Add focal flowers: tulips.

2b. Then add ranunculus.

3. Add fillers: Add sweet peas & ivy (in this arrangement ivy acts like a filler).

spring flower recipe


-I followed basic principles for flower arranging (conditioned stems, etc).
-Florist clay helps anchor the frog.
-Turn arrangement as you go to ensure it looks nice from all angles.
-Keep stems long to produce airiness; you can always cut them down.
-Tulips continue to grow so keep that in mind.
-Curvy and trailing stems help create a wild or ‘just from the garden’ look.
-Position flowers at different angles.

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tulips centerpiece

We are excited to be partnering with Fifty Flowers for this post. They can ship bulk flowers, direct from the farm, to you! My flower students use them all the time, and they work great for weddings! The quality and freshness is spot on (I know because I’ve used them myself!).

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This post is sponsored by Fifty Flowers. All photos by Linnea Paulina for Frolic!. Floral designs and styling by Fir and Flora. Illustration by Saara Helkala.

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