Chelsea Shows Us How to Create a Vintage Saucer Centerpiece

This centerpiece is full of drama and personality but couldn’t be simpler to make!table-set-centerpieces-dahlias-chairs

Total Cost: $15 – $20
-Flower Clippers
-Vintage Saucers: We collected saucers at thrift shops and found a few on sale. They were easy to find for under $1 a piece. We used 12 saucers for a 6 foot long table.
-12 flower stems (for a 6 foot table)

Flowers that work well for this project:
Dahlias (pictured)
Garden roses or very open roses

Steps:heads-dahlias-clipped-scissors1. Clip off the stems so that the flower can sit flat.

plates-vintage-saucers-table-pinks2. Line up your saucers in the center of the table. Just eye what looks good to you.

flowers-water-pouring-vintage-saucers3. Fill the saucers with water.

4. Float one large flower or a few small flowers in each saucer.

5. Mist with water.


-You may have to re-cut the stem of the flower to make sure it really does sit flat once in water. It should be floating on the water, not standing on its stem.
-Put the saucers on the table before you fill them with the water and flowers.
-Because the centerpiece has to be set up on site, you might want to consider asking a friend, caterer, or wedding planner to do this for you.
No time? Buy it!
If you don’t want to make your own centerpiece, any of the following florists can make one in a similar style. Click here to find a florist in your area.

Linen and chair rentals in photos were provided courtesy of Party Place PDX. Location provided by The Cleaners at The Ace Hotel Portland.above-shot-vintage-saucers-dahlias

Oh, how we love Frolic! Chelsea’s daily inspiration blog is always chock-full of pretty ideas that feel effortless and chic. So, we’re so happy that she’ll be posting DIY projects that easy to do while packing a big punch.

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chelsea Chelsea started Frolic! in 2006. Frolic! is devoted to effortless style and simple living. Featuring the latest finds in clothing, interiors, travel, food, art and design, as well as DIY ideas, flower projects and recipes, Frolic! is a go to resource for design enthusiasts and tastemakers around the globe.

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