Asparagus and Roses DIY Centerpiece: From Supermarket to Wow!

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.”
– Alphonse Karr, 1808-1890

Taking inspiration from the produce section, here is an easy spring centerpiece for your table which will give asparagus a starring role.  image You will need a bunch of supermarket flowers of all one type,  a bunch of asparagus,  a cylindrical container with straight edges at least 6 inches tall, an elastic band and a decorative ribbon.    I used a tea tin and placed a glass inside to hold the water as I did not have a vase with flat sides.

image

 

imageCut the asparagus about an inch and a half beyond the height of your vase, so the spears project beyond the top edge.  image

Using an elastic band to hold the asparagus in place as you work, place the asparagus along the side of the vase until you have covered your vase completely.  You will need to straighten the asparagus as you work so it stands upright.  image

Cut your flowers so they sit just above the top edge of your asparagus.  Add a decorative ribbon to conceal the elastic band, add water, and voila!  A lovely seasonal arrangement which will be sure to receive many compliments.  If using right away,  this arrangement can sit directly on the table.  If made ahead more than a few hours, or if you plan to eat the asparagus at a later date, it is best to place the arrangement in a shallow dish of water to keep the asparagus from wilting.

image

Fun, easy and wow-worthy.  And this asparagus?  Gave it another starring role in an omelet!  Thanks for visiting today.

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Asparagus and Roses DIY Centerpiece: From Supermarket to Wow!

  1. Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! This is my idea of double-duty!!! Display the asparagus, then eat it!!! What a neat centerpiece!!! I wish I would have seen this before eating up all the asparagus we bought on sale. It was all the way down to just $1.29 lb., but has since jumped up to twice that. Glad we got our fill of it, but sad I wasn’t able to create something like this!!! Pinning it!!!

    Hey, Johanne…have a really Happy Easter weekend, my dear! I hope you feel all the joy and love that our Lord died for us to enjoy. Take care!

    • You are too funny Alycia! I made sure to mention the asparagus could be eaten because when I did a fall centerpiece with apples, the question came up! That was an incredible price for asparagus! Usually $3.99 lb here, which is why it got eaten! Have a wonderful Easter! We will have 2 out of 3 boys home, so mom is happy! 🙂 Johanne

  2. Pingback: Spring Bouquet In a Radicchio Vase~DIY Flower Arranging Tutorial | French Gardener Dishes

  3. Pingback: Candycane Poinsettia Centerpiece-DIY | French Gardener Dishes

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s