You can almost always find fresh flowers in my house. They brighten any room and make everyone happy. If I’m entertaining, then I may check out our local flower market for something special. For everyday or casual events, you really can’t beat the price of flowers at Trader Joes. My son’s third birthday party is this weekend (how is he 3 already), and I wanted to have a few kid-friendly centerpieces on our food tables. With the help of my silly kids we tested out three fun and super easy flower arrangements. I love getting them involved in these types of DIY projects because it’s fun for everyone.
- Straw Wrapped Arrangement
- Gerber daisy flowers in your choice of color
- Decorative pack of straws – Mine are from Target
Gerber Daisy’s work best for this arrangement because the stem is thin. They slide perfectly into your decorative straw of choice. I recommend cutting the straws in half so they don’t get wet. Jack loved making these! Perfect project for a 3 year-old who can’t take on anything too advanced. Bonus – The straws create support for the flowers, so they stand up straight longer.
How cute are these? With all the fun straws available, the possibilities are endless. I feel a Halloween straw wrapped arrangement in our future!
2. Lego Vase
- Legos (if you have a toddler then you should have plenty of these)
- Short jars
- Flower of your choice – We used snapdragons
I love repurposing jars. I wash and keep several different shapes and sizes in my pantry. The Bonne Maman jelly jars worked great for this project. They have a wide top, and extra lip, which provided support for the lego vase to stay around the jar.
My budding builder loved doing this project. With a little help and direction she was dong this all by herself. Once the vase was built, we trimmed the flowers to fit the jar. We placed the lego vase on top of the jar, and then dropped the flowers in the jar. This allows you to move the vase as needed.
For obvious reasons, this was the biggest hit of the three arrangements. We used it for breakfast this morning. After breakfast we moved it to the kids bathroom, where it adds a touch of toddler creativity to some pretty little snapdragons.
3. Flowers in a Bag
- Two tall glasses
- Flowers of your choice – We used hydrangeas
- Decorative bags
Any type of decorative, felt, or paper gift bag will work. Again, I’m a lover of Target’s dollar bin section, so I always grab little bags like these and store them for future craft projects.
This is so simple! Trim flowers. Place flowers in glass. Place glass in bag. Voila! You just spruced up your birthday party tables in no time. Also great for those smaller holidays, such as Valentine’s Day or St. Patty’s day, when you want to add something fun to the dinner table, without all the work.
Here they are! My big goofballs who learned about three different types of flowers and how to arrange them. I love that! Education made fun, and decorations made easy! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!