DIY Wedding Flower Centerpieces

by Afloral
3 Materials
Use this quick and easy tutorial to make your own wedding centerpieces. You can find all of the premium silk flowers in your wedding colors at
First, let's look at how to to create a reception table centerpiece with an inexpensive, basic design bowl. This will give us the structure and shape to create a low floral arrangement.

You will need:

- a plastic double design bowl in green (measuring 10.5″ long and 4″ wide)

- a styrofoam block

- assorted silk flowers

Depending on the size of your styrofoam or floral foam block trim it to fit the design bowl. You can do this using a simple kitchen knife. Secure the foam to the plastic container with several dabs of adhesive or hot glue.

Trim assorted silk flower stems to about 3 1/2″- 4″ long. Remember that the foam and container are about 3″ deep.

Begin placing stems in foam. Start with the main type of flower then add secondary flowers, finishing with filler flowers and greenery. Tip: arrange floral stems at varying heights to add depth to the arrangement.
The this next product gives us the flexibility to take on height. The round floral container for pillars is the perfect foundation for a tall flower arrangement.

For this tall white hydrangea and orchid centerpiece you will need:

- a round floral container for pillars

- a styrofoam half ball

- artificial hydrangea and orchid stems

Secure the styrofoam half ball to the plastic container using adhesive or hot glue.

Trim hydrangea flower stems to about 2″ long. The styrofoam ball is 1-7/8″ tall.

Push the hydrangea stems into the styrofoam, covering all surfaces of the foam.

Now for the orchids! To create a romantic cascade you will need to trim some of the stem. Begin by visually measuring how far they cascade from the arrangement and trim the stem accordingly. Insert orchid stems into the foam evenly around the arrangement until you have achieved the desired look.

Lastly, place the finished flower arrangement on the round floral container into the vase or pillar to complete the centerpiece.

Tip: When creating tall arrangements make sure the vase is weighted or secured at the base so not to easily tip over once on the table.

With a few tips and the right products to use as the foundation for your DIY flower arrangements you’ll get the perfect look for your wedding day.
Suggested materials:
  • Floral Foam   (
  • Plastic Floral Containers   (
  • Premium Silk Wedding Flowers   (
Frequently asked questions
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  • Rhe21304132 Rhe21304132 on Feb 28, 2017
    How many hydrangeas did you use? What is the diameter of this centerpiece?
  • Jessica Glidden Jessica Glidden on Mar 07, 2018

    How do you cover the plastic container on the bottom with the flowers so the green doesn't show through? I understand pushing the stem into the foam ball just not sure what to do with the bottom part.

  • Kimberly Jordan Kimberly Jordan on Jun 12, 2019

    I have 8 inch half styrofoam ball centerpieces how do I attach it to glass cylinder vase so my centerpiece doesn't fall off the top?

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  • Maria Alvarez Maria Alvarez on May 23, 2018

    It would be great to have specifications about quantity of flower and sizes as well as some step by step pictures to explain.. thx

  • Afloral Afloral on May 24, 2018

    Hi Maria, thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately we do not have detailed photos of the steps used to create these arrangements, but you can find a wide variety of step-by-step floral arranging tutorials here: