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How to Create a Summer Flower Centerpiece

I love creating a summer flower centerpiece with grocery store flowers. They are inexpensive, very easy to make, and so colorful on your table!

How to Create a Summer Flower Centerpiece

Do you love setting summer tables? I sure do! I have always believed that a flower centerpiece can really make your table. But one important thing to know is that your centerpiece does not have to be expensive! Most of the summer flower centerpieces in this post were made using grocery store flowers. I hope to inspire you to try some of these designs for your own summer tables.

Summer Flower Centerpieces

La Flower Market

If you asked me when I fell in love with arranging flowers, I would have to answer that I have no idea! Perhaps forever? Haha.

For years I have been creating flower centerpieces for my tables and I really love it. There are times when I make a centerpiece just because I want fresh flowers in our home. Other times I may create twenty centerpieces for a party at our home.

Most of the time if I am making only a few flower centerpieces so I buy my flowers at the grocery store. I am usually pretty flexible with the type of flowers I buy and often I have nothing in mind, other than color when I head out to buy my flowers.

Colorful Flowers in a Copper Vase

You can see how I arranged these colorful flowers in my post titles Summer Fun Outdoor Dinner Party.

Floral Arrangement for Summer Fun Dinner Party

Arranging Peonies in a Crock

The one flower I do get very focused on is peonies. These peonies started out all as a very bright and vivid deep pink. Over time, they changed colors. It’s pretty remarkable! You can see how I arranged these flowers in my post How to Arrange Flowers in a Vase.

How to Decorate Flowers in a Crock

Gorgeous Pink Flowers

I have a lot of crocks and thought it might be fun to fill a lot of them with ranunculus and double carnations. You can see exactly how I arranged these at How to Arrange Flowers in a Vase.

How to Arrange Fresh Flowers

How to Make a Large Flower Arrangement

This is one of my favorite arrangements and I hope it will inspire your arrangements. You can see the details at How to Arrange Grocery Store Flowers.

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Flower Centerpieces in a Galvanized Tub

You probably recognize these flowers as I shared them at the top of my blog. I really do love these flowers. I shared how I made these flowers at Summer Entertaining in a Farmhouse Dining Room.

Farmhouse Dining Room Table in Blue

A Colorful Flower Centerpiece

This centerpiece was so much fun to make and I found all of the flowers at … you guessed it … Trader Joe’s. I thought it might be fun if I shared how to make them!

Summer Centerpiece

This overhead view is one of my all-time favorites. Aren’t these colors simply amazing?

Summer Dinner Centerpiece

I decided to use my favorite pink, orange, and yellow plaid placemats on the table so I looked for coordinating Trader Joe’s grocery store flowers. I bought sunflowers, roses, eucalyptus, and some berry-looking florals in a yellow, pink, and orange palette. Don’t these flowers look wonderful together? I thought they would make a great summer dinner centerpiece.

Grocery Store Summer Flowers

Do you use fruits in your flower arrangements? I bought some fruits to use such as oranges, cherries, lemons, peaches, and apricots. I decided to put whole oranges in the glass vases and started filling each vase with flowers. I always use odd numbers of the flowers in each vase and love how they all worked together. (I own about thirty glass vases in all shapes and sizes. They are all stored in our Carriage House (in my flower arranging area) and I love selecting the vases for all of my flower arrangements.)

Once I placed 5 – 7 oranges in each vase, I added the flowers. The oranges actually helped to prop up the flowers in the vase.

How to Arrange Grocery Store Flowers

Next, I added the eucalyptus. This was a very simple and easy process.

On our outside back porch table, I arranged four vases next to each other in the center of the table. I love how they looked lined up along the center of the table.

Arranging Summer Dinner Centerpieces

For a very summery feel, I added fresh fruit to the table alongside the vases.

Setting The Table For Summer

I absolutely love how this came out. The bright colors make me smile and they are so perfect for a summer dinner party.

Setting a Summer Table

My dream is that you are inspired to make a flower centerpiece this summer from grocery store flowers. They are inexpensive and so much fun to make!

Links Similar to Items Seen in This Post

Here are some talented bloggers and the wonderful summer dinner centerpieces they created. Be sure and follow the links to see their blog posts.

More Summer Centerpiece Ideas

Rustic Summer Centerpiece with Dahlias at Modern Glam

Outdoor Summer Centerpiece at My 100 Year Old Home

5 Minute Summer Centerpiece at Happy Happy Nester

Summer Table Decorations at Lolly Jane

French Country Centerpiece at Sanctuary Home Decor

Easy Summer Centerpiece at The Handmade Home

Edible Summer Tablescape at Twelve on Main

Lavender Inspired Centerpiece at Home with Holly J

Simple Summer Centerpieces at The Happy Housie

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24 Responses

  1. The flowers are gorgeous. I never would have guessed they were in round vases. Originally I thought it was a long oval vase. The chandelier hanging down adds a great touch.

  2. Oh, i love this center piece!
    Unfortunatly in this very hot summer we even can’t have a dinner party or a simple meal outside.
    Temp. inside: 90 F, outside 104 F and in Belgium we’re not used to rhis kind of heat 🙁

  3. Thank you, Leslie:
    You have given me the inspiration and know-how to make beautiful centerpieces with the heavy square vases I get when my husband sends me flowers! I’m sorry that I donated a few, but luckily I saved 3 large ones. I can’t wait to try your terrific idea!!
    Thanks again,

    1. I have not ran into that issue, Gail! I am sure you could iron or put something heavy on the corners for a bit!

  4. I loved looking at your ideas! Just read a book about how the French eat, and beautiful table settings with flowers was one of the things mentioned. It’s not something I’ve done before but now I’m so inspired! Thank you!

  5. I enjoyed this post so much! Fresh flowers seem like such a luxury but when you purchase them at the grocery, well, it’s just a luxury we all can enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

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