Do you plant herbs in your garden? If so, here’s how you can make herbal centerpieces for free and then transplant the herb centerpiece in your garden after the event.
If you are purchasing fresh herbs for your garden, before you plant them, use this easy idea to create fun centerpieces.
In addition, you can use the herbs you already have growing to create beautiful, casual cut herb centerpieces.
We are planning a Low Country Boil Party and the casual outdoor event inspired these herb centerpiece ideas.
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How Do You Make Herbal Centerpieces?
First, determine your containers.
For this casual party, I have two long, narrow tables for dinning and one table for the condiments and side dishes.
Therefore I needed 3 centerpieces and didn’t want to spend any money to make them.
Here are the containers, that I already had in my stash, to use for the three herbal centerpieces.
In addition, I decided to add some cut herbs and used vintage milk glass bud vases.
What Herbs Can Be Use For Herbal Centerpieces?
The herbs that you should use to make a herbal centerpiece are the herbs that you like to plant in your garden.
First, purchase your fresh herbs for planting a few days before your party.
Prior to transplanting, be sure to soak your herb or flowers throughly with water. You don’t want them to dry out before you have a chance to plant them in their permanent location.
Transplant the herbs into centerpiece containers as close to the event date as possible.
I transplanted these herbs into clay pots the day before our low country boil.
In addition, for the second table arrangement, I decided to add some milk glass vases with cut herbs from the garden.
The sage was blooming and I couldn’t resist add some sprigs of sage and rosemary to the herbal centerpieces.
I filled the long chicken feeder tray with several pots of different herbs and green vines.
Although we have string lights surrounding our outdoor kitchen and dining area, one of the tables will not be directly under the lights.
Normally, I would add some candles, however it has been so windy and I was concerned about keeping candles burning.
Therefore, I added some battery operated lights to the centerpiece.
Just wrap them in and around all the potted herbs.
The wooden patriotic star ornament is nestled among the herb plants.
The battery pack is easily hidden under the coconut fiber that is lining the tray.
See how they illuminate the table as the sun is setting.
Adding Vases To The Arrangement
For the second herbal centerpiece, I added the fresh plants to the ends of the container and then filled the center with the milk glass vases.
Since the Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, I decided to add a couple of flags to the centerpiece.
How To Add Plants To A Basket
Finally, I’m adding the thrifted patriotic basket to the food table.
I love using baskets for flower arrangements and you can see more details on this Easy Basket Tutorial.
You may need to add some risers to the inside of the basket.
Here I added two styrofoam bowls and some crushed kraft paper to lift the plants above the rim of the basket.
Then I filled the basket with parchment paper.
The parchment paper will help to disguise the plant containers and prevent any liquid from dripping through the basket onto the table.
To add a patriotic feel, I used a red geranium for this basket.
Place the geranium on one side and allow the blooms and foliage to come under the handle, being careful to not break the stems.
Next add the asparagus ferns to the other side of the basket.
This American Flag was added to the geranium soil to add another patriotic touch.
In addition, I used a smaller basket to hold another herb plant.
The Herbal Centerpieces in Place
And finally the food table is located right beside the dump zone for the Low Country Boil.
Although each centerpiece is different, they all have a patriotic touch, fresh herbs and everything is FREE if you are planning to purchase for your garden anyway.
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In addition to using herbs for free centerpieces, you can do the same with flowers.
The geranium and asparagus ferns will all be transplanted into the garden as soon as the party is over.
For additional decor, I quickly slid a petunia tray into a clay pot and added it as decoration for the outdoor kitchen. Next, week it will be overflowing from it’s permanent flower pot.
I hope these ideas for Free Herbal Centerpieces will help you to save money on your future entertaining adventures.
For more ideas using herbs see these previous posts:
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