A centerpiece with roses and ivy

A refined centrepiece for an elegant table


decoration for a christmas table
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A centerpiece with roses and ivy

Required material

  • Little branches of variegated ivy
  • Buds of white roses, with short stalks
  • Leaves of golden synthetic fern
  • A sponge for floral compositions
  • A large, not deep, container
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • A polish spray for leaves


30 minutes

The centrepiece we suggest to you is very elegant. You'll have an Italian touch of class on your table with this floral ornament.
You can prepare it the day before on condition that you may preserve it in a cool place. Another advice: you should always use only fresh and not sweet-smelling flowers. In this case the roses we've chosen don't scent.
Remember not to realize an encumbering centrepiece; so you have to decide its dimensions according to your table and to the number of your guests.
We suggest only an idea; this idea must be modified in line with your needs.
You can make another thing: to choose silk flowers and ivy. So you can realize a centrepiece to be used in every moment of the year.

This centrepiece is very easy to do.
Fill with water a container and put the sponge inside. Let the sponge soak very well.
Put the soaked sponge inside the container you've chosen for your composition, forcing it. In this way you can avoid that your composition moves. The sponge must be higher than its container, so you can also fix flowers and ivy sideways.
Begin to arrange the branches of ivy sideways and on the upper part of the sponge, after making them shorter and sprinkling with the polish spray. At this point insert roses and the leaves of golden fern, after shortening their stalks. For realizing that, look at the photo!
The centrepiece is ready. You can preserve it in the following days if you remember to add few drops of water every day.