To complete this centerpiece you are going to need the following materials:
1 10″ Vase
6 Votive Holders
3 Votive Candles
2 Aspidistra Leaves
6 Curly Willow Branches
You are going to be amazed at how simple and affordable this centerpiece is to put together. The focal point of this elegant arrangement is going to be a 10″H x 5″W clear round vase. Before you begin, make sure the vase is clean. Take your Aspidistra leaves and wrap them inside around the bottom of the vase. Depending on the size of your leaves (width and length) you may need 2-4 leaves per vase, they are typically 2″ thick and 10″ long. The number of leaves you use is also up to your personal style.
Add 1″ – 2″ of water followed by 8 of your 11 tulips. Because the tulip naturally bends, you want to make sure your tulips are trimmed and about 1″ to 2″ shorter than the top of the vase (tip: Tulips will continue to grow up to 2″ after they are cut so be sure to plan for the extra height!). Standard tulips average 11″ in height. Add 6 curly willow branches. You may also have to trim the curly willow to a manageable height.
Around the vase, place six votives. Alternate each votive, one with a tulip head and one with a candle. Cut each tulip head leaving about 1/4″ of the stem, adding water to the votive holder to keep the tulip fresh.
Viola! You’re done! Let’s review the cost for each table:
11 Tulips: $19.80
1 10″ Vase: $9.50
6 Votive Holders: $21($3.50 ea)
3 Votive Candles: $1.61 ($.54 ea)
2 Aspidistra Leaves: $2.00 ($1.00 ea)
6 Curly Willow: $7.74 ($1.29 ea)
Total Cost Per Table: $55.20!
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