20 5-Minute Centerpiece Ideas for Every Occasion
Short on time? It’s still possible to pull together a wow-worthy table arrangement that suits your party style. Create one of these inspiring ideas in five minutes or less.
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The rich tones of sweet peas and cabbages (yes, cabbages) work together beautifully in a creative combination.
Pair smooth objects (lemons) with smaller, textured ones (nuts) for a compelling composition. Show it off in a glass bowl with a pedestal for drama.
Paper Pom Poms
Modern Fruit Display
Row of Daisies
Mix and Match Vessels
Line floral arrangements down your table―if you don’t have enough vases, cake tins, jelly molds, and small ice buckets make surprisingly pretty containers.
Lush Carnation Display
Two humble elements—a wooden salad bowl and carnations—add up to something special. Cut the stems to three or four inches, arrange in a glass dish, and place in the bowl.
For holiday decor, arrange pinecones—spray-painted gold or silver, if you wish—in vases and compotes of staggered sizes, and add festive ribbon.