DIY Hanging Floral Centerpiece
I don't have a large dining room or table, so even though I absolutely love making and styling centerpieces for specials occasions, they usually get moved before we sit down to eat because there's not enough room!
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I saw these hanging floral orbs from Balsam Hill recently and was immediately inspired to make my own budget friendly version for the upcoming holidays! The best part about this DIY for me is that I was able to use up a lot of left over floral stems from previous projects so I barely spent any money on these unique and stunning pieces!
These orbs would be absolutely gorgeous at any time of year or for a wedding or shower! I will definitely be making these for Christmas with pine branches! Feel free to use fresh florals, foraged finds from a hike or anything you like!
what you need
wire orbs - I found mine at the DOLLAR TREE!
floral foam - again, the Dollar Tree carries this!
floral or spanish moss - also available at the Dollar Tree
floral stems of your choice
Here's a list of affordable options I have used and love! Tap on a photo to shop!
how to make it
Before assembling my orbs, I gave each one a few coats of gold spray paint. Once the paint was dry, I assembled them according to the package directions.
Cut a small piece of floral foam for each orb. I was able to get 3 pieces out of each foam brick from the dollar tree. NOTE: the larger your foam, the more florals you will need to cover it!
I started by hot gluing some floral moss to the bottom of my foam. These orbs will be hanging above the table, so you want to make sure you don't see any foam when you look up! Then insert your foam inside the bottom of your orb. My orbs have a metal pin that I could push the foam into.
I chose to use one large flower for each orb for a cohesive look. I attached these first with hot glue to the top of the foam.
After that, I added longer flowing stems at the bottom of my foam and worked my way up until the foam was covered. I didn't use a lot of hot glue because I was able to easily push my stems into the foam to secure them.
You can see not every orb is identical. Use your own style and creativity to decide what you'd like to do! Some of mine have cotton stems, others have wheat. But I kept the color theme and vibe consistent for a fall tablescape.
Using fishing line, hang them as desired. I painted thumb tacks white and tied my fishing line to the point and pushes them into my ceiling at various lengths.
I can't wait to show you how I'm going to set my table for Thanksgiving! Make sure you're subscribed to my newsletter so you never miss an opportunity to be inspired!