A well-designed table centerpiece has an almost magical ability to pull a party theme together. Find inspiration and instructions in this collection of ideas, and have fun exercising your creativity as you craft these fun, elegant, and cute baby-shower centerpieces.
Even grocery-store roses look stunning when displayed in glass votive candleholders. Snip off the stems and arrange as a set.
Vintage and new tins are often decorated with charming, old-fashioned prints and lettering. Clean out these containers, and give them a second life as informal flower vases for a tea party-themed baby shower. We filled one with roses, gomphrenas, and sweet peas. The tins are usually watertight and certainly shatterproof, so you don't have to worry about leaks or breakage.
Flowers and candlelight are nothing new, but together they create tabletop decorations fit for a relaxed summer baby shower. Place votive candles in tall glass vessels, and attach a flower (dahlias are shown here) outside each, trimming the stem to fit and tying with raffia that matches the flower. Set each display in a saucer of water to keep the flowers fresh.
This is the crisp sundress of flower arrangements: so pretty, so easy, so fresh. Its secret is a grid of tape, which holds blossoms -- such as these chartreuse spider mums -- upright in a shallow container. The result is a centerpiece that's striking but not fussy, with a low height that makes it particularly conversation-friendly.
Delicate and airy, this baby shower centerpiece composed of single blossoms lets you make the most of a limited group of flowers. Showcase each one -- we used dahlias and garden roses -- in clear glass vessels, such as bud vases, jars, or even drinking glasses. To accentuate the arrangement, set the flowers on a runner with a hue that contrasts the color of the tablecloth.
Light up a table with this arrangement perfect for a seaside shower. Use candle adhesive to secure slender tapers to the bottom of a clear glass vase. Carefully pour in a few inches of sand, then arrange shells on top. Besides refracting the candlelight for added ambience, the vase will protect the flames from breeze.
Celebrate the season with crafts, recipes, and party ideas for spring.Get the Ideas
Get the party started with these festive ways to celebrate!see the ideas