Fresh ideas for Centerpieces

Fruits, vegetables and herbs make gorgeous centerpieces. They make sense because they’re often less expensive and longer lasting than flowers. And unlike flowers, you can eat them when you’re through!

Asparagus look gorgeous surrounding a candle or a vase. You’ll need a couple bunches of asparagus, rubber bands, ribbon and the candle or vase that you will wrap.

Start by placing one or two rubber bands around the candle or vase. Trim the asparagus to uniform lengths, then insert the asparagus between the rubber band and the item you’re wrapping. Once you’ve completely surrounded the candle or vase with asparagus, tie a ribbon around it to conceal the rubber band. Green beans work well, too. Follow the same procedure.

Artichokes make gorgeous votive holders and I love the look of combining artichokes, asparagus and green beans. Cut the stem to create a flat base and then use a paring knife to make an opening in the center large enough to hold a glass candle votive.

Cabbage and kale leaves can be added and you can add flowers  by using water filled flower picks.

 

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