Create a Cabbage Centerpiece

Sweet peas in cabbage flower arrangement
Photo: James Baigrie

Tuck sweet peas in hollowed-out vegetables for a stunning arrangement.

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What You'll Need

Sweet peas in cabbage flower arrangement
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  • A paring knife
  • An assortment of purple and green cabbages
  • Floral foam (available at craft stores and florists)
  • Sharp scissors
  • 1 dozen to 2 dozen sweet peas per cabbage

Also try with:

Snapdragons, statice.

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Step 1

Cut a square hole in the top of each cabbage
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Cut a square hole in the top of each cabbage.

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Related: How to Make a Succulent Centerpiece

Dress up a patio table with a low-fuss grouping of succulents—cacti, jade plants, aloe—like this idea from Sunset.com.

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Step 2

Fit a piece of floral foam into hole in cabbage
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Fit a piece of floral foam inside the hole. Add water to the foam until it's saturated.

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Step 3

Stick sweet peas into the foam in cabbage
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Strip the leaves from the sweet-pea stems. Cut the stems at a sharp angle and stick into the foam.

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Step 4

Sweet peas in cabbage flower arrangement
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Arrange stem by stem until you have a full arrangement.

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