Flower Chic: Herb Centerpiece

Kelly  |  June 05

Flowers aren’t the only option for centerpieces, and this week I’m exploring the very wide world of potted centerpieces. Today, I’m using a collection of herbs. They have a casual, yet homey feel to them.

For the container, I used a cedar flower box (available at your local hardware store). I used about 6 different herbs in the arrangement. To start, water the herbs and pull them out of their plastic containers (the wet dirt makes it easier to get them out). Place a bit of potting soil in the window box to build up the height of the arrangement (I found about 1/3 the total height of the planter box). When placing in your herbs, be sure to push down to make sure there is no air under your herbs (this will cause mold to grow).

To fill in the gaps between the herbs and cover the dirt, I tucked in loose lavender to add even more fragrance to the arrangement.

The upside to the centerpiece? It’s green (quite literally), your guests can take home your arrangements and replant them in their garden. And for the DIY bride, these would be easy to do ahead of time. And of course, dogs love this idea too (just ask Mira!). Happy planting! And to see all Flower Chic posts click right here.

Photographer: Nancy Neil
Produced by: Santa Barbara Chic
Inspiration Board #24: On the Lake
Shoepick
Bridal Style: Modern Romance

6 Comments »

  1. I should just grow an herb centerpiece. Then I could move it from the balcony to the table.

    Comment by Jennifer — June 6, 2012 @ 7:54 am

  2. This is so cute! Love the idea!

    Comment by Rachel Moyer — June 6, 2012 @ 9:21 am

  3. A beautiful and easy DIY for your home or for a wedding, http://t.co/2eAdjfAs

    Comment by Main Course CA (@MainCourseCA) — June 11, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

  4. [...] favorite herbs? It would certainly be a pretty (and tasty) present. You can see the full how to here. Photographer: Image 1 & 4: Nancy NeilPhotographer: Image 2, Left: Alexandra [...]

    Pingback by 5 Flower Alternatives to Roses for Valentine’s Day — January 30, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

  5. [...] top:  French Larkspur | Mamas Gotta Bake | Food and Wine | Providence Design | Nancy Neil via Santa Barbara Chic | Andrew Hayes-Watkins via Daily Mail | Martha Stewart | Blooms Floral Artistry | Steven [...]

    Pingback by Design with Thyme — June 16, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

  6. [...] An herb centerpiece can be a quick and pretty solution. Either at a local garden center, or possibly your regular [...]

    Pingback by Fall Dinner Party Ideas — September 16, 2013 @ 9:41 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment