This year we are all about keeping it simple. We don't need to spend a ton over the holidays, don't need to run ourselves ragged getting everything perfect. We just want to spend some nice, quality downtime with people we love and appreciate. So first up no elaborate centerpieces, just some simple arrangements that will live to see next year.
We recently finished these arrangements for a project and were really pleased with how simple it was to put them together when you have an interesting vessel and some rocks. We chose succulents in 4" pots and smaller to keep cost down and were careful to choose contrasting shapes and textures for the arrangements that had multiple plants. For the single arrangements we chose plants that already looked like sculpture.
1. the threesome: a low vessel and 3 complimentary plants with a contrasting rock would look great in the center of the table surrounded by a coupe of Ikea votives.
2. the rustic: the reclaimed wood planter is low and we filled it with a bunch of 2" succulents that had different colors and shapes and then fnished it with shiny black pebbles. A row of these down the center of the table would be awesome.
3. the vase: The vase we planted a single succulent into is quite high (about 15 inches) so not perfect for a centerpiece, but we love the idea of planting in glass and alternating votives with plantings down the table for some shine and some life.
4. the one: we love it when one vessel and one plant makes a statement. It's the simplest way to make a centerpiece. Just choose a bowl/planter/vase you love and one plant that you love and you're done.
(Images: Laure Joliet)