(Closed) DIY Hydrangea Centerpiece?? HELP

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did my trial for my centerpieces, which were hydrangeas, cream roses, white carnations, purple stock, green button pompons and solidago as a filler. This is how it turned out:

I only used 3 hydrangeas (it looks like yours would need at least one more), maybe 10-12 roses, about 10-12 carnations, and 2 stems of the solidago. It took about 20 minutes and was REALLY easy!

Once you make sure all your stems are de-leafed and trimmed, I re-trimmed them all before placing them in the vase. I started with the hydrangeas as a base on the bottom and filled in from there. That made it super easy 🙂 You basically just mess with it until you get something you like. don’t be afraid to touch the flowers, either – they’re stronger than they look.

I had this out for a little over a day before the hydrangeas began to wilt. If you do this route, I would recommend keeping a spray bottle handy as I’ve read that hydrangeas breathe better through the blooms rather than the stems. Mine were dunked head first into cold water before I started arranging them 🙂

Post # 4
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I dont think you can get hydrangeas in the winter.  They are a spring/summer flower

Post # 5
2044 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsTVLover:  I have hydrangeas in my front yard and they just finished blooming. They generally bloom between early spring and late summer. You can get them in winter, but they’d cost a bundle.

OP, some other white winter flowers you might consider:


Gerber Daisy


Baby’s Breath




Queen Ann’s Lace


Post # 7
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just a heads up on the babybreath. I went to a wedding with babybreath centerpieces and the smelled AWFUL!!! I’ve heard this is a pretty common complaint about the babybreath….look beatiful but the smell is overpowering when there are so many grouped together.

Post # 9
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@LMP2013:  The ceilings were fairly high. I would guess 15-20 ft.

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