We’ve been spending SO much time outside- the weather has been a dream! So I’ve been scheming up ways to make our patio even prettier. I thought a centerpiece that could live outside would be fun! Especially if I could make it colorful and incorporate the soft foliage trend. Here’s how to make a rainbow baby’s breath centerpiece.
how to make a rainbow baby’s breath centerpiece
- Spray Paint- Rose Petal or Pink Champagne
- Spray Paint- Hot Pink
- Spray Paint- Ripe Peach
- Spray Paint- Sun Yellow
- Spray Paint- Cactus Green
- Spray Paint- Rain Drop
- Floral Foam (pack of 3)
- 2 Wood Containers
- 3 Bunches of Baby’s Breath
If you need to buy everything for this, honestly, it gets a little expensive. I bought the baby’s breath from a local florist for $45. I could have gotten away with 2 bunches though. I also think making a DIY box for the centerpiece would be pretty easy too.
Start by cutting the floral foam with a serrated knife. It cuts through SO easily (like butter!). Make sure to cut the foam small enough so that it comes in and out of the wood container easily. This is important so that once it’s full of flowers it can be removed so it can be spray painted without having to pry the foam out.
Next, it’s time to start cutting the baby’s breath into small pieces and stick them into the foam. Stick the baby’s breath right in the middle of the foam and work your way out to the edge. This is the slowest, most tedious part of the project, but it’s kind of fun too. It looks so pretty as the flowers fill the foam and looks all soft and puffy.
Here’s how the centerpieces look once full with the flowers! I actually loved it as is and it could have easily stayed this way. Side note, I put them on the floor since I could get a picture without shade.
And now, pull out the floral foam from the wood trays. Take them and spray paint each section a different color. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the baby’s breath took the spray paint! I was able to do two quick coats and everything was covered.
Also, I ended up thinking the rose petal spray paint looked too light, so I used a pink champagne spray paint over it. That blended much better.
Finally, once everything was dry, I misted the flowers with hair spray to set the spray paint. Oh, and I tucked a few faux butterflies into the foam for a whimsical touch. Aka, my favorite kind of touch ever.
Ta da! Here’s the rainbow baby’s breath centerpiece all finished up! It really fills the table and I love that!
It’s super colorful. Most of the patio is white or pink so having a punch of color is really fun out here!
I can totally imagine this being used for a wedding centerpiece! I hope that the flowers will dry out and look beautiful for the rest of the season (and hopefully much longer!).
Let me know if you have any questions on this process! I’m always happy to answer any questions.
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