Garden Fresh Decorating Ideas for Summer

Summer is here and natural, neutral decor colors are in. 

Kevin Miller, Twigs and Branches Floral in Shelby Township, dropped by the Fox2 studios Saturday morning to share some creative and inexpensive ways to incorporate your garden into your table setting or party decor. 
Succulent Pots
-Simple easy centerpiece that you can do as a runner of pots or a single pot in the
middle of the table. Wood boxes and tin buckets planted with different color
succulents are simple and easy.
Moss table
-Cut out 1/2 inch styrofoam pieces to fit the size of your table or even cut out to
make a runner down the table. Use a hot glue gun and glue preserved moss to
cover the entire styrofoam.
herb bud vases
-Look for your left over bud vases from home or you can find them at local craft
stores for super cheap. Instead of putting flowers in them add herbs or leafy
greens from the garden for the table. Simple and easy and pretty much free.
Chalk Board Table Number
-I found cute little chalk boards at a local craft store and you can write the table
numbers if your having multiple tables or a cute quote or the menu for the night!
Chalk board herb pots
-Terra cotta pots are cheap and usually you will have some around. All you have to
do spray paint the pots with chalk board paint and plant some different herbs in it.
You can write the name of the herb on the pot and give it away as favors or use
for the centerpiece on the table!
Napkin fold
-I used natural colored napkins in browns and tans. I took an old simple napkin ring
and grabbed some long pieces of rosemary and took designer wire from a local craft
store to wire the rosemary around the ring.
Vegetable Centerpieces
Anyone can do this! Either grab the vegetables from the garden or stop at your local
farmers market or grocery store for some fresh veggies! The best part is a lot of this you
can eat later or during the party!
Wood Boxed Vegetables
-I just used a wood boxed container that I had. You could use any tray you may have
around or something that has at least 2" of a lip on the sides to keep the veggies in place.
I grabbed a handful of colorful vegetables and clustered them in a square form with 4
different kinds to make 4 boxes inside the wood container.
Rustic Wood Vegetable runner
-I grabbed a rustic wood rectangle box I could use as a runner down the table. I filled
the box with random vegetables like corn, cabbage, carrots, etc. Most of the veggies I
chose were longer to help fill the rectangle box. You can even eat this centerpiece at the
table or leave it for display!
Pepper Arrangements
-I grabbed a few different colored peppers and cut out the center. I added design floral
oasis to the inside of the pepper. I grabbed some fresh flowers which you can either cut
from your garden or grab some from a local store! Insert and fill the pepper with bright
colored flowers and your done! Cute and simple for favors or centerpieces.
Onion flower
-Grab a few red onions and cut them on the top and bottom for a flat bottom and top.
Cut in an X shape two times so you will have a total of 8 cuts. When you cut them in the
X shape leave 1/2" at the bottom so the onion stays together. Set your oven to 425
degrees. Coat a 9x13 glass pan with olive oil and set your onions in the pan. The onion will
open and you can use them as display on the table. You also can add balsamic vinegar, olive
oil, salt and pepper and actually eat them!
Napkin fold
-I grabbed bright colored napkins that I wrapped in either twine or rope wrapped around
the napkin. I added either a simple veggie or herb to add a little something to the napkin
fold. Simple!
Watch the video above and then click here for more information about Twigs and Branches Floral.


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