Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fancy-pants Plants

These centerpieces are so simple it's silly!

They were for my cousin's rehearsal dinner.  We were hosting it at my parents' house and needed something quick and inexpensive.  My mom had mentioned she was looking to buy more perennials for her yard, so I figured we could kill two birds with one stone... we planted the flowers the day after the event!
 Here's what you need:
  • A roll of tulle in your color of choice
  • A yard or two of fabric in contrasting color
  • chalk
  • scissors
  • straight pins
  • potted plant
Lay your fabric out and place one of your plants on top.  Pull the fabric up the sides of the pot and use the chalk to mark where the top is in a few places.

Lay the fabric back out and draw a circle that is 3-4" bigger in diameter than the marks you made.  White chalk is great for this because it erases easily when you're finished.  I used a ginormous bowl to trace for your circle, but you don't have to.  Cut out your circle.

Lay your circle out and put the pot on top.  Pull the fabric up the sides of the pot and tuck the ends up under the leaves.  Use straight pins to secure the ends.  They stick right in the dirt!

Use your tulle to tie a bow around the pot.

Put it on the table and you're done!

In case you were wondering, yes, those favors on the tables were beer coozies.  They said, "To have and to hold and to keep your drink cold".  What can I say?  My family is Irish and they like their beer!

Anyone else out there obsessed with tulle for cheap, easy and beautiful bows?  It's my fave.

See you again soon!


  1. this looks very pretty! i love it

  2. found you on Night Owl Crafting. Love love love the wreath! Glad I found your blog. Newest follower. Stop by if you get a chance!

  3. You are right! This is a super easy centerpiece that looks cute too!

  4. This is fantastic! So simple yet it looks so nice and much better than a plain pot. Congrats!

  5. Very pretty! Tulle makes everything look good!

  6. Fantastic idea! I’m always looking for creative and easy centerpieces!

  7. Love it and so fast and easy! Love the tulle bow!


  8. Fancy pants indeed. Too cute! Thanks for sharing with air your laundry Friday. xo Jami

  9. These are soo adorable.. and I just love the name you gave them! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

  10. Simply beautiful! Elegant, creative and easy-to-do!


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