Entrepreneur: Brittany Garman
Industry: Event Planning
Summer is around the corner and you know what that means. School is nearly out, vacations are being planned and sunscreen is purchased in multi-packs. One of my favorite ways to kickoff the season is by celebrating Memorial Day…the holiday centered around honoring our troops, both past and present, stars, stripes and firing up the grill! Though this tends to be a more relaxed holiday it seems preparing for Memorial Day is often underestimated especially if you are the host for this festive occasion. To make things a little easier for you I have one super simple, go-to centerpiece that can be completed in a matter of minutes. And the best part, your guests will think you were prepping your house for days! I am so in love with this ever-so-simple patriotic floral centerpiece. This quite possibly might be the easiest DIY project I have ever or will ever share.
- A vase of your choosing. Mine is roughly 10″ in diameter by 6″ high.
- Large bloom flowers like Hydrangeas which happen to be a favorite of mine because you don’t need many stems. For this centerpiece I used 7 stems.
- 5-8 Small American flags. You can find these just about anywhere this time of year like grocery stores, big box stores and of course, online.
Though this may look pretty self-explanatory there are a couple things to consider when making this arrangement. To accomplish this flower “tightness” you need to cut your stems short so the petals are resting along the rim of your vase but still have enough length to be near the bottom to soak up water. In general, we prefer an arrangement to be tight and trimmed. Otherwise, your arrangement can look sparse and off balance. Another tip is choose a single large bloom flower for impact and to save you time. If you are ever in doubt on mixing and matching flowers, a single bloom is always an easy but still chic option. Lastly, all you have to do is add your flags. Don’t go overboard here. We used a total of 6 flags, one in the center and the others spaced 5ish inches apart. This gives a nice balance between blooms and showing your national pride.
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