DIY Floral Lime Centerpiece

Milena Kukurekovic

If you saw our Brand Spakin' New post featuring the lime centerpiece and thought, "I want to get that look," then today is your lucky day! I'm going to give you a tutorial on creating a funky summer centerpiece with lots of colors - and the best part - it smells just as good as it looks! This DIY floral lime centerpiece is made with flowers in fuchsia and maroon. We simply bought a couple of bouquets from Trader Joe's - you can choose any flowers you like for yours.

  • Limes
  • Vase
  • Flowers


Step 1: Choose your centerpiece vase. We had this tall, skinny one sitting around the office. It was perfect for the long-stemmed flowers we purchased from Trader Joe's.

Step 2: Slice your limes. Depending on how large of a vase you use, you'll need more (or less). For this particular centerpiece, we used about seven limes. Thicker slices seemed to work better for me than thinner ones.

Step 3: Line the bottom of your vase with your first layer of limes. Next, pull together your bouquet - you can use it as-is from the store or arrange one on your own if you're brave.

Smarty Tip: When cutting flower stems, submerge them in room-temperature water and cut them while submerged. They will last longer. Always use a clean cut with a good pair of scissors, and cut at an angle if possible.

Step 4: Once you've bundled your flowers to your liking, use a rubber band to secure the bouquet tightly. Since these are taller flowers with long stems, I'm using two - one at the top and one around the bottom.

Step 5: Slide your bouquet into the vase and start stuffing with lime slices until you reach the top. Once there, you might want to use half slices to fill in the gaps at the edge. Last, add water.

Smarty Tip: Try not to create your centerpiece too far ahead of time. The water will drain the color from the limes. If you need to make a centerpiece (or centerpieces) further in advance, you can use flowers with small tubes at the bottom and not worry about filling the vase.

At the center of events this season is minimal and simple arrangements, pastel shades, and details that carry Scandinavian aesthetics.

Flowers & Greenness 

Freshly cut flowers and greenery are the most commonly used components for creating striking spring decorations. Simple Polish spring flowers are all you need to bring a handful of heady scents and colors into your home. 

For this purpose, you can use flowers such as daffodils, tulips, lilies of the valley, lilacs, and other types that spring brings. To make it unique, your spring arrangement for the center of the dining table this spring should be wrapped in pastel shades. 

When it comes to greenery, your hands are free. Branches from trees with or without flowers are at your disposal.


The flower vases or other decor holders can significantly define the final look of the arrangement. In this regard, you can choose glass, porcelain, plastic, as well as various metal and even stone variants. Choose a vase or pot that matches the style you want to highlight and build a story around it. 

Whimsical flowers in simple vases will create a stunning effect in the space. Also, if you prefer colored vases, the flower arrangement should be as simple as possible. Also, the more diverse vases display in terms of shapes, sizes, and colors - the better.

The arrangement that occupies the central, dominant position is essential in the overall setting of the dining table because it gives intonation and beauty to the event, helps the basic idea that you wanted to emphasize, the emotion that you send, the message that you want to send, to be realized and the entire room it gets an entirely different, more unusual, warmer, more extravagant look.

The central decoration is an indispensable part of the table decoration for weddings, baptisms, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, and other festive meals on holidays, celebrations, receptions, or extremely formal evening gatherings. Therefore, when planning an event, the most important thing is to design that excellent object as an essential visual and sensory element of the gathering because the eyes of all present are directed towards the center of the table, so it must represent the aesthetically dominant area of ​​the entire room.

You must have wondered why I am writing about this topic when we all know that a vase with flowers, a flower arrangement, or a candlestick is placed in the center of the table. Yes, that is entirely true. Unfortunately, in recent decades it has become common and domesticated to see only these decorations on the table, but this is neither an obligation, nor a rule, nor the only thing we can decorate the table with.

A Flower in the Sand

Make this beautiful flower arrangement yourself with the help of sand and flowers. It is excellent for decorating tables at summer weddings, outdoor celebrations, and romantic dinners. The manufacturing process is simple!

Materials needed:

  • Glass container, aquarium of any size
  • Flowers of your choice
  • Sand (available in flower shops and specialized stores)
  • Scissors
  • Plastic tubes for flowers
  • Table decoration

Manufacturing process:

  1. Fill the aquarium halfway with sand.
  2. If the test tube is a little longer, shorten it with scissors (water cannot pass through that part)
  3. Trim the flower stem to fit the size of the test tube.
  4. Fill a plastic tube with water, insert the flower into it and immerse it in the sand. The water from the test tube allows the flower to stay fresh for up to 2 days. Next, ruffle the petals to make the flower puffier.
  5. If the bowl is large, put several flowers in the same way. When the flower withers, simply replace it with a new one.
  6. For added effect, fill a small glass with sand and place a candle in it.
  7. Then, your decoration for the central part of the table is ready.


Surround your centerpiece with these colorful beauties - Smartyware Square Plates:

SM Fuchsia Plate SM Tropical Blue Plate SM Burnt Organge Plate SM Yellow Plate


Party on Smarties! With Love, Smarty Had A Party!

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