August 11, 2009
Here is the perfect centerpiece for your luaus, tiki parties, or end of summer gatherings. I love the bold statement it makes! This would work great outdoors or indoors. BONUS: serve the fruit to your guests or make a fruit salad after the party for your family. You will also get a lot of use out of the galvanized buckets. For a centerpiece that lasts- look for faux fruit. There are many realistic varieties in craft stores these days.
1. Pack each bucket full of floral foam. Stack the buckets, aligning the handles.
2. Secure the fruit to the floral foam with florist's picks, arranging them so all pieces point in the same direction. (This creates a pleasing rhythm that leads the eye around the design.) Crown the design with the pineapple, securing it with two florist's picks.
3. Add greenery. Tuck sprigs of boxwood or other evergreens between pieces of fruit to hide the floral foam and soften the edges of the buckets.
(photo and how-to from lhj.com)