How to Make a Rustic Centerpiece

You get a set of wooden watering cans, a wood slice, and sola wood flowers. Fill the planter with flowers and shabby chic fillers and you now have a timeless rustic centerpiece.

Create something similar with our easy-to-follow tutorial below. You can substitute the watering can planter with any wood vase you have available. Go ahead and paint the flowers too or go wood on wood and use our bark or skin-on flowers for a monochromatic brown throughout.

FLORAL SUPPLIES AND TOOLS NEEDED

STEP 1: PREPARE THE MATERIALS

Gather all the supplies and make sure everything is complete before crafting. Prepare the wooden planter by setting a block of floral foam in the middle. Cover with dried moss for a finished look. Separate the fillers into smaller pieces to make it easier when inserting the fillers.

STEP 2: STEM THE SOLA WOOD FLOWERS

Apply hot glue to the tip of the bamboo stick 

Push the stem into the back of the sola wood flower and hold it in place until the stem is glued properly.

Repeat the steps with the rest of the flowers.

STEP 3: ARRANGE THE FLOWERS

Cut off approximately 2/3 of the bamboo stem. Adjust or trim further as needed.

Add the flowers one at a time - starting with each of the 4 corners. The blooms should be facing outwards.

Work in circles turning the vase as you add more flowers. Make sure the arrangement is symmetrical and full.

STEP 4: ADD THE FILLERS

Now that we have a gorgeous bunch of sola wood flowers, it’s time to add fillers.

Work through the whole planter filling the gaps between the flowers. Start with something green for contrast.

Evenly spread out the Stoebe around the arrangement.

Sparkle it up with star flowers and baby’s breath. These creamy white fillers lend a soft and dainty look to this rustic piece.

Style it on top of a wooden slice. Add candles around the planter or a rustic lamp to complete the look.