By Janine Vairo
Try making these bright and fresh flower centerpieces and candles with lemons and limes!
If you are looking for a centerpiece that brings a “Wow” factor to your table, think about combining unusual elements together. In addition, the smell of the limes mixing with the florals creates a very fresh scent. This centerpiece doesn’t take that long to put together, but really makes a statement.
Lemons and limes in floral arrangements not only look very beautiful, but they also help prolong the life of your flowers! When you add lemons (or lemon juice) to the water in your flower vase, it helps to improve the flow of water in the flower stems. In addition, the natural sugars from the lemons helps open the buds on your flowers and the acid in the lemons will also help reduce the amount of residue/fungi build-up in your flower vase.
The result is a beautiful and unique centerpiece, guaranteed to catch the eyes of your guests and help save you a lot of money (compared to buying a pre-made centerpiece from a florist).
Here’s how to make the centerpiece and I have included some photos of different ideas.
*Lemons or Limes (about 3-8, depending on size of vase)
1.)Cut up Lemons/limes into slices. Use as many as you need, for the look you want.
2.) Fill your vase with water.
3.) Arrange flowers into vase.
4.) Add lemons and or limes one at a time
They may try to float up, but just continue adding more lemons, pushing them down into each other – using your hand, or a wooden spoon. You may also put a vase into a vase (cylinder) effect. Then just keep placing lemons or limes all around the vase until they are nice and snug and stay in place.
For Candle Centerpieces: Use floating candles or cylinder effect again.
You can also use sliced up oranges as well.
I hope you enjoyed this simple and fruitful idea. It just adds a nice little twist to your floral arrangements and candle centerpieces.
Janine blogs about party ideas, recipes, home decor and trends in the real estate market.