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How I Made These Pretty Centerpieces Using Pineapple Vases

By Laharris1

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On Saturday I made these two tropical centerpieces for my next door neighbors.

Jeff and Maria were celebrating the life of their Dad –and father-in-law--who had recently passed away at the age of ninety two. Because he was such a fun-loving guy who lived in Hawaiian shirts, shorts and flip-flops they asked their guests to come dressed in tropical attire and they had a live band, lots of food and a microphone set up for guests to share their memories of Leonard.

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It was so lovely.

Because it was being hosted at their home I decided to bring flowers they could use on their yellow tablecloths. I’d seen pineapples used as vases before and I thought it would go perfectly with their theme.

And I took some pictures to show you how I did it.

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For these centerpieces I headed over to our local grocery store and bought :

  • one big bouquet filled with orange and yellow gerbera daisies
  • white chrysanthemums
  • yellow snapdragons
  • and  Queen Annie’s Lace,
  • one bouquet of white roses
  • 4 fresh limes (stuck on wood skewers)
  • misc filler flowers

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Whenever I’m doing more than one arrangement for an event I like to do them concurrently so even though they’re different, the composition is similar.

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After your flowers are arranged in your pineapple “vase” you can hide the rim of the cup by tucking moss along the edges. I think the moss looks so vibrant next to the colors of the fresh pineapple don’t you think?

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I sure hope you enjoyed this post today.

Happy Monday my friends!

xo

Leslie

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