When my best friend from high school announced her pregnancy, I immediately started thinking about baby shower decorations. I knew I wanted to create something simple and classic, but with a fun little twist. I also knew it needed to be easy if I wasn’t going to make a hot mess of it.
I found a few different pictures of wedding centerpieces that used lemons or limes to fill the bottom of a vase of fresh flowers, and decided to make my own version using seasonal spring flowers, greenery, and lemons.
Clear vases and ribbon. Vases with fairly large openings are best so you can arrange the lemons at the bottom without getting your hands stuck.
Assorted bunches of flowers, baby’s breath and greenery
-I bought the flowers at our local supermarket. They usually have a variety of fresh, seasonal flowers that are fairly inexpensive. (Side note – buy the flowers the day you will be putting the arrangements together. I caught a lot of grief from my Mother because some of the flowers were half dead).
Lemons. Many, many lemons. The wider your vases are at the bottom, the more lemons you will need to fill the space. Repeat: Buy extra lemons.
1) Cut all of the lemons in half horizontally.
2) Place the halved lemons around the bottom half of your vase, cut sides facing out.
3) Add water to the vase—enough to cover the lemons, but not so much that the lemons float.
4) Cut your flower stems to the desired lengths for your vases, and arrange them in the vases with the lemons hiding the stems.
5) Add more lemons so that the bottom part of your vase is almost filled and your flower stems are hidden. Next, add enough water to cover all of the lemons. If you will be traveling with the arrangements, don’t add the extra water until you arrive at your destination.
6) Tie ribbons around the base of each vase.
These centerpieces would be perfect for a baby shower, a casual dinner party, or just to brighten up your kitchen table on a boring Tuesday.
Is it spring yet?