Every season is special in it’s own right, but there is something about spring that always inspires me. After a long winter, I’m always so ready for spring- I think we all are.
I don’t know about you, but I love the idea of big open french doors, the smell of fresh cut grass and clean, bright colors around my home.
For this centerpiece and table setting, I knew I wanted it to be colorful, seasonal, easy, affordable and one that sort of “goes with the menu”. But I also wanted to use as much as I had around my home.
I love to look at everyday things in my home with a different perspective and to repurpose as much as I can. That is a big part of what I wanted to achieve with this centerpiece and table setting concept.
I used a cake stand, berry baskets, fruit and mint leaves for the centerpiece, all of which I already had.
Usually I don’t have this much fruit in the house (it’s a lot of fruit), but I always make sure to have lots of fresh fruit for holidays especially when guests are sleeping over. This way, no one has to feel limited in how much they can eat.
Having lots of fresh fruit around the house is something my mom always makes sure of and is something I like to do as a hostess as well. Fresh fruit makes your home look ready for company. It brings an abundant and lively atmosphere to your home. It’s so easy, why not do it? And if none of your overnight guests take fruit on their own, cut them up and make a pretty fruit platter, slice them for fruit water, bake a fruit tart… the list is endless. Trust me though, if you prepare fruit and leave it out, people will enjoy it, and your guests will feel that much more welcomed.
Now, back to the centerpiece. Since I already have everything I need, THIS CENTERPIECE COST $0 TO CREATE!
Here is a step-by-step guide that explains how to put the centerpiece together. It’s a cinch to make!
You can read more about the table setting HERE.
- Lay out all the materials you’ll need:
- Place the cake stand where you want the centerpiece to be on display. The less moving it around the better – it will be a bit fragile! Arrange the fruit in a single layer. I like to alternate the types/color of fruit.
- Arrange the second layer of fruit. You are almost creating a pyramid. Don’t force the fruit to fit. Just place them wherever there is room.
- Arrange the third layer.
- Arrange the last layer.
- There will probably be one last spot to top the “pyramid” with one more fruit. I like to place the smallest of the fruit I am using at the top so it’s not too heavy for the bottom layers.
- Stick the mint leaves randomly throughout the pyramid. I don’t like to use too many, maybe 5 or 6. Have fun with it. Place them wherever you think they look nice 🙂
- That’s it! Another thing I absolutely love about this arrangement is the smell from the mint leaves…yum!
For this setting I wanted light, airy hues that were comfortable and breezy.
Centerpieces should be special, but not too fussy, and I think this centerpiece achieves that well.