I have an easy Valentine’s Day centerpiece to share. You could do this for any occasion, like a birthday party, ice cream social, baby shower, or July 4th by changing up the colors of the flowers. Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday behind Thanksgiving so I am always looking for ways to fill my home with pink and red!
What you’ll need:
Carnations — I love Carnations and I think they get a bad rap. They are fragrant, inexpensive, and can go a long time without water which is perfect for this centerpiece project. I bought three bunches at $3.99 each from Central Market.
Red Hots — I bought several scoops from the bulk bin at Central Market, or you could buy a large bag in the candy aisle.
Ice Cream Sugar Cones — I used nine cones which were one box.
Glass Cylinders or Vases – You can find these anywhere. I just used ones I had in my vase stash.
I cut the carnation stems short enough to fit in the ice cream cone so the bottom petals of the carnation set just around the rim of the cone. I put all one color in each cone. As it worked out, I had enough to make three cones for each of the colors. A rule of thumb, tablescapes always look better in odd numbers — in this case three vases, three cones per vase.
I filled the bottom of each cylinder with red hots. You don’t need to measure, just pour enough in each vase so it looks even. Then, nestle the cones down into the vase. That’s it!
The carnations went without water for 24 hours, and I put them into water the next day. They are still fresh a week later.
These centerpieces would be so cute lined up on an ice cream sundae bar for July 4th, a baby “gender” reveal party or birthday! If you put love into it, everything turns out amazing!