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Feb 1, 2011

...sweetheart center piece tutorial

...hello my sweets!

today I will be sharing with you,
a very simple tutorial of an
rose heart center piece!!

with nothing more than a few supplies,
you too, can make one of these rose centerpieces!
So lets get started.

here is a list of what you will need:

* a container ~ I have chosen to use this glass heart,

* a ring of floral foam ~ much easier to cut and shape into my heart than the usual blocks
(but make sure it is floral foam and NOT just styrofoam
as the styrofoam will just float and NOT absorb the water!)
((no water = thirsty flowers!))

* a bouquet of flowers that make your heart flutter with joy
I chose these sweetheart, pink blush roses

I purchased the glass heart, floral foam ring and candles from
the Dollar Tree store

* step one: start by cutting your foam with a sharp knife
pieces to fit snuggle-y into your heart 

*step two: add tepid water
with the flower additive powder that you get with your flower bouquet
to your heart.

*step three: start shaping your centerpiece by snipping your flowers down
and pushing the stems into the wet foam

filling in as you go,
until you are pleased with the shape and fullness

and Voila!!
a heart you can truly adore!!

For a lovely centerpiece,
I added the two blush colored candles on each side of my heart,
and tied them with pieces of pink silk 
and embellished them with more vintage earring bling!

placed them all on top of this pretty footed silver tray,

and smiled at the results!!

now all I need are some pretty tasty morsels!!

...I just couldn't resist ~ 
(this next pic is for Rhonda)
I call this
"post card from Paris"
hint, hint

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are inspired
to create a sweetheart centerpiece for your very own:)

here's to sweethearts and blushing roses!


  1. Wow I'm back again! I just had to stop by and see what you were teaching us... love it! Isn't the dollar store a wonderful place? :) Thanks for sharing, Theresa xoxo

  2. Oh, so lovely Rosemary! Thrifty, easy and gorgeous project. I adore the color of the roses, and wish I could join you for tasty morsels amongst this beautiful table setting.
    Happy WW my dear!
    (and yes, you must join Michelle & I for White Elephant hunting some day...)
    - Susan

  3. Beautiful and simple. Now, if the snow would stop, I'd head out to WalMart to find those roses. They are just beautiful!
    Lovely inspiration indeed.
    Stay warm,

  4. Oh...I love this bouquet especially sitting on the silver tray. Great tutorial too.

  5. So very pretty, Rosemary! I may have to make one.


  6. Lovely and romantic :-)
    Thank you for the tutorial!

  7. For someone that's learning about home decor and crafting a pretty house on their very own, I totally appreciate your little How To. I had no idea that you need to soak the foam and do that other stuff to setup a piece like that. I've seen the little Rose Bowls and Flower ideas in magazines and never knew! It's so romantic, and so pretty. Thanks for sharing, hopefully I'll have a chance to incorporate this into my home. (Thanks for Sharing on White Wednesday!)

  8. Hi Rosemary,
    I just love this sweet and romantic centerpiece. Thanks so much for the tutorial.
    The roses are so beautiful.


  9. It's lovely Rosemary! And it looks easy enough that I could make one! Thanks so much for sharing!



  10. So gorgeous! If you find yours missing, it wasn't me..... :) Thanks for sharing your great ideas. Stop over to my blog when you have a moment and say hi!

  11. Hello,
    I just came across your blog and wanted to say I just love everything!!! You have such beautiful taste.. thank you for sharing the heart arrangement it is wonderful... will be back often.

    Then Gilded Cherub

  12. Oh it is beautifull sweet girl,
    a real Valentines center piece-and so lovely on the silver tray, Rosemary.
    Thanks for the tutorial sweet.
    hugs Dorthe

  13. Sweet Sweet Rosemary, you made my whole day! I'm still catching up from being gone and to read your post made me smile and say OH.

    What a beautiful rose centerpiece you have created. Your project is wonderful.

    You know you will get a postcard from Paris and more..... :D

  14. Well done. And thrifty, too. I hope I can find a heart shaped container before Feb.14th. Thank you for the tutorial.

  15. I'm not sure that I have ever seen your blog! Your creations are heavenly! The rose centerpiece deelish!

  16. I love your blog and subscribed by e-mail so I don't miss a single post!


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