Recently, one of our FiftyFlowers Facebook fans asked if we could post some inspirations and ideas for a Baby Shower, and specifically, a Glamorous, Vintage, Pink and Ivory themed Baby Shower. I instantly thought of a DIY Garden Rose Centerpiece we had done a while ago, and even though it was more Peach and Ivory with touches of Gold, it could be customized to fit any color palette, and the touch of Gold, really adds a Glamorous feel. So, I want to share this DIY Centerpiece with you again, and then show you how this centerpiece could work with a Gorgeous and Glamorous Baby Shower!
This DIY Centerpiece was created with Garden Roses and Greens from FiftyFlowers by the very talented Maddy Hauge of the Inspired Bride, and you can see her Styled Shoot with this Centerpiece, Here! But let’s take a look at the DIY…
You Will Need:
- A Vase – We used a Vintage Brass Urn, about 6″ in diameter
- Garden Roses (Shown are our Peachy Cantaloupe Garden Roses and Creamy Ivory Peony Roses) Griselda, for a pink and ivory theme, try the Creamy Ivory Peony Roses with our Romantic Pink Antique Cabbage Roses (they are Vintage and Gorgeous!)
- Nagi Green Filler Leaves
- Hypericum Berries, if desired…
- Gold Floral Spray Paint
- Floral Shears
- Wet Floral Foam Block, cut to fit urn or vase
Trim several branches of the Nagi filler just below the third or fourth set of smaller offshoot branches. Lay the Nagi leaves out on a piece of newspaper and spray the leaves according to the directions on the can. Adjust the leaf arrangements if necessary to ensure even coating and complete coverage. Allow the leaves to dry.
In the meantime, insert the floral foam block into the urn – purchase a “wet” block, meaning it can absorb water. Run water over the block so that the block becomes wet and there is a shallow amount of water at the bottom of the urn. The block should not be floating, but there should be enough water at the base that neither the block or container will dry out.
Remove all greenery from the garden roses and trim the stems down so that the bases of flower heads sit above the edge of the urn. Arrange the flowers so that the roses form a circle around the edge of the urn by gently pushing the stem into the wet foam block. “Think twice, push once” – repositioning the flowers causes the hole in the block to become larger, which will make it more difficult to keep each stem in position. I opted to alternate varieties around the outside edge, but a random order is fine, as well. When the circle is complete, fill the center with additional roses to fill the open spaces.
Flip the Nagi leaves over and spray the backs of them, ensuring the coverage is even and no spots are missed. Set aside to dry again. When the paint has set, insert sprayed filler leaves into the arrangement, filling an gaps that may exist between roses. You can also use fillers such as Hypericum Berries to fill in extra gaps and add some texture.
Look at how awesome these centerpieces turned out! These images were shot by the lovely peeps at Paper Antler.
Gorgeous and Glamorous, and so Easy! Garden Roses are the perfect choice for a Vintage Romantic look, and arranging them is pretty much impossible to mess up!
Now let’s take a look at how these centerpieces could be used in a Vintage Glamorous Baby Shower![Sources – Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Elegant Invitation, Pink and Gold Cookies, Our Garden Rose Centerpiece, Pink Drinks, Pink and Ivory Candy Buffet, Ivory Cakes on Gold Stands, Rice Krispies Heart Cake Pops, Our Garden Rose Centerpiece, Guest with a Pink Drink, Pink ‘Baby’ Blocks]
Be sure to check out the sources above for lots of Gorgeous Real Baby Shower Inspiration! And if there’s anything you would like to see on our blog, let us know in the comments below! 🙂