Today I wanted to share with you a simple way to create an spring centerpiece for your table. A creative arrangement of a few potted plants is all you need to get that spring feeling in your home!
Even though spring has officially been here for almost a month now, I’m still looking for more ways to incorporate that spring feeling into our home. And one place that definitely needed a little spring refresh was our kitchen dining table. After all the Christmas decor got put away, it’s just been kinda bare.
Flowers are often a popular choice for a table centerpiece – and rightfully so! They can make a gorgeous, show stopping statement. But (and here’s the bummer) they die within a week or so. And I was wanting to create a spring centerpiece that would last for a good while. So that’s when I had the idea of using potted plants. They would always be green and absolutely feel like spring! 🙂
How To Create a Spring Centerpiece with Potted Plants
So I ventured out to a local nursery to see what plants I could find. As I walking through the plant section I wasn’t seeing anything I particularly loved. So I decided to leave and check another nursery. But as I was making my way to the door, I saw it!
A plant that I love and have been wanting to get for YEARS. A maidenhair fern just sitting there. Only one. But one is all I needed and I quickly grabbed it up!
Once I had my hearts favorite plant, I easily found a couple new plants to pair with him. 🙂 I grabbed a couple of small pilea espressos, a shamrock and a pilea peperomioides. Then I went looking for some terra cotta pots. I didn’t want the traditional look. And lucky for me. the nursery had a beautiful neutral white/gray color. It was exactly the style and color I wanted!
So then I ran home and got to work creating the easiest spring centerpiece ever! Here’s what I used to get the look.
Then it was time to get all my leafy green friends into their new pots. After about ten minutes or so, every plant was replanted and ready to be watered. (I’ll share how I’ve been watering my new spring plant collection in a moment.)
Just A Thought: Use Herbs!
If you want to make your spring centerpiece that’s multi-use, herbs would be a great choice.
You’ll have a ton of fresh spring green in your dining area, plus free savory cooking supplies right at your finger tips!
Styling Tips for a Spring Centerpiece with Potted Plants
Now it was time to think about how I was going to display them as a centerpiece. I remembered an old wood tray I had that displayed candles. It was pretty sure it would be perfect! So I dug that out of the basement storage area and removed the pillars.
Then I started filling it up with the varying plants. The fern has to take center stage because I love it so and because it’s the biggest. Then I played around with the smaller plants until I got a look I loved. 🙂
The great thing about using a tray for the centerpiece is that I can easily move all the plants at once.
For example, when we have my mom and sister over for lunch, I can just pick up the tray and move the plants to the kitchen counter so they don’t block conversation. I love my bushy maidenhair but sometimes he’s too bushy for the table! 😉
Also, just to add to the feel of the arrangement, I varied the height of the pots. Sometimes stacking several pots or several pot saucers together. As you know, I love my symmetry, but I thought styling the plants more individually would create a better look.
If you don’t have a similar tray in your home, any one of these trays or baskets would be great:
FAVORITE TRAYS & BASKETS
How to Water and Maintain Your Spring Centerpiece with Potted Plants
I’ve found the easiest way to water all my plants is to simply take them to the kitchen sink. I give them a gentle spray bath and then let them drain.
This is especially good for the maidenhair fern because it needs more moisture and a higher humidity then the rest. I even purchased a new water bottle spray mister to give the fern extra water throughout the day.
My last maidenhair died but I think the reason why is because I underestimated two things. One, how Colorado has such dry air. And two, how much extra water the fern needs. Really bad combo!
So I’m really hopefully I will be able to keep this guy alive this time!
Every time I walk into the kitchen and look over at the dining room table, I smile. I just love seeing all this beautiful green staring back at me.
I hope my new easy spring centerpiece gives you some inspiration in creating your own potted plant arrangement! I’d love for you to PIN this tutorial so that others may add a little more green to their lives as well. 🙂
If you are looking for even more easy spring centerpiece ideas, be sure to check these out from my friends below: