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Butterfly Centerpiece Arrangement

Celebrate spring with this terrarium-style display featuring pretty winged critters. It makes a fun alternative to a traditional seasonal floral arrangement.


  • 28-gauge floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot-glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Planter
  • Styrofoam ball that fits into bottom of planter
  • Sheet moss
  • Cloche


  1. Step 1

    Cut floral wire to 9-inch pieces. Remove butterflies from existing wire.

  2. Step 2

    Bend 1/2 inch of floral wire at one end to a 90-degree angle. Insert bent tip of floral wire into butterfly body. Add a dot of hot glue to secure and let dry. Repeat to make desired number of butterflies.

  3. Step 3

     Group three wired butterflies together. Arrange at staggered heights; twist wires together to create a small bundle. Repeat to make desired number of bundles.

  4. Step 4

    Place Styrofoam ball into planter; cover ball with moss. Insert butterfly bundles into moss-covered Styrofoam, and bend to arrange. Cover with cloche.

The Martha Stewart Show, March 2012