Mother's Day Centerpiece

This year for Mother’s Day I decided to throw a little lunch party for my friends–and they are all mothers as well. I’ve been so blessed to have been able to make some amazing friends in my neighborhood and we’ve gotten really close. Throwing these little parties is so fun and a great excuse to get together!
To prepare for the party, I decided to set the table with a beautiful handmade Mother’s Day centerpiece.  These are not hard to create at all and look so gorgeous!  
Supplies:
  • 2 dozen orange roses
  • 1 bunch leather leaf
  • 1 bunch green hydrangea
  • floral foam
  • Better Homes & Gardens large ceramic serving bowl
Step 1:  I first started with a Better Homes & Gardens white ceramic bowl.  This is the perfect vase for a centerpiece.  Then I soaked some floral foam in water and that flower food stuff and put it in the bowl so it was several inches above the rim of the bowl.  The floral foam wasn’t tall enough so I had some other foam which I put underneath it to elevate it.  That being said–make sure it’s ALL floral foam because my arrangement died faster than I wanted it to because I don’t think the flowers were getting enough moisture.
Step 2:  Line the base of the foam (the part right by the ridge of the bowl) with greenery, and I used leather leaf ferns here.  I really wanted some other greenery like eucalyptus but they didn’t have any in the three stores I went to and I didn’t have time to go anywhere else.  Boo.  Why can’t grocery stores carry some prettier greenery?  Anyway, if you have it, use it here.  Just cut the stems and poke it through.  In this photo the ferns are pretty large but I went back and made them smaller later…just save yourself some time and make them smaller to start with.
Step 3:  After the greenery collar, you cut some roses so the stem is about 5-7″ long and insert it in the top like this.  
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