I love to find creative ways to display flowers as centerpieces! Flowers, in my opinion, make the perfect decor at just about any function. And they can be pretty affordable if you know what you’re looking for and where to get them.
Gumballs also make an awesome, customizable vase filler as well! You can find these in bulk at places like Amazon for much cheaper than I thought you could! Keep in mind, there are about 100 1″ gumballs (which is the size we chose to use in this post) in a pound. So plan accordingly!
When it comes to the jars, you may want to choose a small to medium sized jar, so you don’t have to buy your weight in gumballs! The dollar store is a great place to look for glass ware. Try not to get an inner jar that’s any more than an inch taller than your outer jar. As you can see (below), I didn’t have a jar that would work as my inner jar that was clear glass, so I used one with decor on it, but you can’t tell when the gumballs are in the jar
Small glass vase
Smaller glass jar (fits inside of vase – but not more than 1″ taller)
Place the smaller jar inside of the vase. Make sure it is no more than 1 to 1 1/2″ taller than the vase.
Hold your inner jar in place at the center of your outer jar while you place the gum balls inside. Put them in one at a time, and work your way around the jar.
Fill the jar just to the brim, and then leave it. You should have a pretty tight fit, without going over, so your inner jar is snug. After you’re finished with the gum balls, you can use a funnel to fill your inner jar about halfway with water.
Cut your flowers to desired length and place them in the inner jar. To keep flower prices down, stick to cheaper flowers like daisies, daffodils, chrysanthemums etc. Daisies come in a large variety of colors, and you can get a bundle of them at Walmart for $4.97!
Use custom colors to make your centerpiece exactly what you want! Oftentimes, you can find painted fresh floral at Walmart too, making it easier to match your colors. What fun will you make?