This flower pot centerpiece can easily be made for around $10 in less than an hour. A beautiful gift using dollar store items and a six pack of annuals. Great for a small rustic wedding or shower or just a pretty decoration for your backyard patio.
My sister showed me a picture of something a friend of hers made. It was a flower pot centerpiece. She knew I would want to make one too, and of course, I did.
This particular photo showed a terracotta pot within a pot, planted with pansies and a candle in a hurricane vase. I thought this would make a great gift and the total materials cost just under $10.
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- 2 clay pots - one that fit inside the other with room around the sides for plants. (Lowes or Michaels)
- a small glass vase and pillar candle to sit inside the small pot (dollar store)
- potting soil
- plants - I used a six cell-pack of white sweet alyssum
- 1+ cups of small gravel
- white craft or chalk paint (optional)
Creating the Centerpiece Planter
- First, dry brush the pots to give them an aged look.
The original project did not do this. It's totally optional. I just wasn't feeling the orange color of these particular pots and used some white chalk paint with a bristle brush to add a vintage feel to the pot. This does not take long and the paint dried in minutes.
2, Next, I fill the large pot about halfway with soil.
3. Then fill the small pot with some gravel up an inch or so from the top.
4. Place the small pot in the middle of the large pot. Make sure to tamp down on the soil and get it level.
5. Add your plants and fill in the space between them with soil.
6. Place your candle in the vase and set it on top of the gravel and your project is complete.
Note: If you leave the centerpiece outside turn the vase over when you are not using it. Otherwise, it will fill up when it rains and damage the candle.
I chose sweet alyssum for my flowers. They should stay nice and low and trail over the side. This annual plant also comes in a pretty purple too.
You can play around with the height of the small pot in the large pot and the height of the gravel to find a look that is pleasing to you.
Wouldn't this flower pot centerpiece look beautiful at a wedding or shower?
Save it for yourself or give one to a friend. It's an easy and affordable gift.
- 1 large clay pot
- 1 small clay pot
- 6 pack of nursery cell flowers
- 1 glass vase
- potting soil
- small pillar candle
- white chalk or craft paint
- Bristle paintbrush
- Dry brush the pots to give them an aged look.
- Fill the large pot about halfway with soil
- Fill the small pot with some gravel up an inch or so from the top.
- Place the small pot in the middle of the large pot. Make sure to tamp down on the soil and get it level.
- Add your plants and fill in the space between with soil.
- Place your candle in the vase and set on top of the gravel and your project is complete.
If you leave this outdoor the vase will fill up with water when it rains, so just flip the vase when you are not using it.
Make it your own: Paint the pots, choose different flowers, or consider a colored candle.